Recently, while shutting down my computer due to an approaching storm, it took a hit from a lightening strike that came in via the phone cable > Ethernet. It was toast, of course. My insurance policy wouldn't cover it either. So for five weeks I had nothing but the tiny iPhone screen to conduct online daily matters with. I saved a bit from each paycheck and just this past week I bought an iPad 2. It may well be my only computer from this point forward, due to a tight budget. (I did try to find a Mac Mini or MacBook that I could afford, but the selections were pricey and limited in my area) I have three separate backups on external drives, plus some portions are also on DropBox. I want to buy an Airport to replace my Linksys and Belkin routers. Would it be possible to plug one of the external backup drives into Airport and access the folders on it, using the iPad? It's not clear to me whether iOS 5 will allow for things like this. Your opinions are greatly appreciated.