I just added a new storage device to my system. It is a Netgear SC101 SAN that basically is a empty box that plugs into your Router and provides two empty slots for hard drives. I bought a couple of Seagate 300gb drives at $90 each after a rebate and the Netgear unit was $114 after rebate. So for $294 one gets 600gb of storage added to the network. Since it is an IP addressed device, one has to load a special driver on each computer on the network. It seems to be quite fast. I'm somewhat worried about the fact that it uses a non-standard file format for the hard drives, so you can't use any standard disk utilities like defrag software or Scandisk/Chkdsk, etc. But so far it seems to work very well and I've used Norton Ghost (for example) to backup each hard drive in the computers on my network. It also supports Raid 1, although I'm not using that.
Has anyone else had any experience with a SAN type drive system or any experience with this particular item. I also use 5 external hard drives that connect through firewire and USB2, but this one is the most convenient one I've found.
All comments welcome.
Just to make sure this is seen as something having something to do with photography, here is one of the photos stored on the system: