Wow Lotus thanks again for the great information! Your setup makes perfect sense. If I may humbly ask one more question: anywhere you could point me to as far as audio grade (7200 rpm+) USB HD's go? I don't really care if they are even rack mountable or not. Of course I had been perusing through the product catalogs of many standard brands such as Glyph, LaCie, WD, and so forth but I would love to hear what a fellow GS is using!