I remember buying the 3TB Seagates from Amazon last October and they only cost me $110ea delivered. Comparing that pricing to the current 3TB ($169 at MSY & CA) and 4TB's ($300) I'm appalled at the pricing. I usually just built an entirely new storage subsystem to migrate stuff over to, but due to the costs (and because I've got ~20TB spare) I've decided to transition over an old server's drives into a new one with a single vdev. So new build is going to be: - Ubuntu 12.04 Server w/ ZFS - HP N40L - 8GB non ECC ram - 4x 3TB Seagate (ex-Expansion) drives - 1x cheap SSD (can someone recommend me one from MSY's list?) Simple storage appliance. Old N36L will be used to boot up once a week (say Sunday 1am), do an fsck (or equivalent for ZFS?), rsync all the data, and send a status email to my email account before shutting down. Need to get the N40L to have a status check (sends me a weekly health email + sms in case of critical error and shuts down). Wanting to also run: - sabnzbd - torrent - remote desktop or vnc - VPN relay server (All in a VM to keep it all separate). Now if the guy above gets 16GB working, I'll buy 16GB of RAM... figure the VMS + ZFS will like the added memory.