Hello! I am in the mist of rethinking my network, the devices connected to it, and what feels like everything else under the sun for file storage. Right now, I have a desktop located in the spot where I use to have a desk set up. That desk was dismantled and removed from the room. An entertainment center, 50 inch HD TV, couch, and PS4 were put in its place. The desktop was place on the entertainment center next to the tv. Well this desktop handles the photos, music, documents and web surfing. However the system is definitely out of place with the look of the set up but I like to have the computer right there for web surfing and document creation, and so forth. I am in the process of replacing the desktop with a NUC. It's small and powerful enough to handle the web, office documents, photo editing, etc. However I still need document back up and storage. In the past year or so, the wife and I use the laptop more often for everything. Our child has a laptop and ipad for their stuff. It handles all of the school work and entertainment functions they need. Which makes the desktop which I just revamped this year really the odd system out. That's a bit of background of what I am working with. I have a nice i5 system that is basically sitting there and messes with the fung shui of the entertainment center which I bought the TV to be a little smaller to allow for the desktop. I pretty much need a simple file server. Nothing overkill. I want to be able to dump vacation photos or grab a word document. At first I thought to repurpose the new i5 system, Dump a couple of new multi TB drives, make it somewhat redundant. The i5 system sees to be overkill for something like this. Call it a day. However what other ways could I go instead. 2 bay NAS device with 2 4TB drives mirrored? I also thought about tossing a 4TB drive onto the router and using that for file sharing. Looking for a few ideas of what direction I should go.