Speaking of networks, this reminds me of the biggest flaw with NAS's -- IO on gigabit ethernet is sub-par. IO on internal hard disks or even external USB drives can be well above 1000 mbps read / write. A 10 gigabit ethernet home network is on my wishlist to have a faster connection with my NAS. I came across this recently and realized that it's actually reasonably attainable. At 10 gig ethernet, it would let me work off the NAS for photo and video editing, not just pipe content back and forth before and after working on a project.