One thing I highly recommend for photographers (and anybody else for that matter) is the Microsoft Windows Home Server. 1. It backs up my PCs automatically. 2. I can store my photos (and all other documents) there to allow access from other PCs. 3. It can duplicate files on multiple disks so if a drive dies there is a backup on another drive. 4. If I run low on space I can add or replace drives on the fly. 5. I can access all if my files through the Internet. 6. I can remote control my home PCs through the Internet. 7. And more. My only recommendation is wait a little while because a new version will be coming out soon. HP and most of the major vendors sell systems with Windows Home Server preloaded. I have the Acer Aspire easyStore AH340 Home Server which cost me $500 including 4 terabytes of storage. Windows Home Server - media server, backup and data recovery solution I am an IT administrator who had servers at home for years and got tired of maintaining my own network servers at home - after all that is what I do for a living and I wanted more time for things like photography. There are other network attached storage (NAS) solutions available for home use as well but this was actually one of the simpler and cheaper options.