Before we begin, a few rules on this thread please: 1. Please try and keep tech speak to a minimum. Pitch this at people who understand standard functionality of Windows OS and need a pretty much Janet & John description to achieiving this. 2. Tips on how to maintain internet security are always welcome for this!! OK, the question: I have a PC at home, standard Acer with triple core processor, 500Gb memory, 3Gb RAM. I would also like to get a netbook (Samsung NC10 is looking good - rather like everyone else on this thread). To pull this all together I want to set up a Network Access Storage device (NAS) that I can remotely access over the internet. The challenge is this, what do I get (Buffalo Quad 1Tb RAID5 is looking good) and how is the best way to set this up maintaining security. Also, can I use this as a thin client and host apps (i.e MS Office, iTunes, etc) on the NAS and rip them down as I require them thus only having the OS on my netbook and not having to worry about it if it gets nicked apart from disassociating it from my network? My requirements are for 1 or 2Tb of storage, preferably RAID 5 capable for all other devices to make sure I can back up everything, for multimedia (films, iTunes, etc) and sharing with family to my Buffalo 500Gb storage device to drop photos etc into (also to be added into the network). Suggestions please? Thanks in advance!