Hi all. I had some S.M.A.R.T. errors pop up on one of the drives in my game box so I backed up what I needed and replaced the drive. This got me to thinking about getting a NAS to perform regular backups in case one of my mechanical drives goes kaput in the future. I went to Amazon and read up on the Synology, Thecus, and the Drobo units, but have not seen very good reviews of the support you receive from these companies when the crap hits the fan with their hardware... I would prefer a dedicated NAS unit over a re-purposed windows/linux box just from the standpoint of better integration of parts, smaller footprint/power requirements, and ease of maintenance so I'm wondering what the consensus is for finding something decent in the $500-$600 range with 4 bays and 10/100/1000 NIC I would most likely be filling it with 3-4TB drives and using RAID 5 so as to have 6-8TB of backup space with some redundancy in case a drive fails. Thoughts?