Because I work (non-linear editing) both on pc and apple, some kind of network attached storagee (NAS) was a logical choice. I was also catched by possibility to install some linux daemons and functions directly into firmware and have small omni-running device. As i went thru all drives availiable localy, the best choice seemed to be TEAC LANDISK HD-35 NAS+. Mine is 500GB variant. Maybe My Book World Edition II would be better, but it doesn't have any possibility to connect a disk to the computer directly via USB or Firewire. And since I wasn't sure, if Avid will be working with SMB drive, Teac was more convinient. But what a disappointment. It doesn't run on Linux. (ok, what else should i do?) But during copying files to SMB share from my Apple, there were numerous "unknown" errors. I found out, that there is much more such drives, all with one chipset RDC 2891. There is also one guy, who has a huge experimental page with such firmwares. When I tried this one: RDC 2891, a blue LED indicating status of device died and flashed for a while only after boot. I could find the drive only on it's default IP Pinging, but all the TCP ports closed. No reaction to no firmware provided by manufacturer nor Dennis Slagers. Fortunately, this solution worked out and disk is alive again. Updating the device with firmware by another vendor! Eeek! You will simply find out that under MacOS X, the right tftp command sequence is: tftp -e tftp> BIN tftp> put whatever.bin For sure, firmware is NOT linux, and what's more, cleartext passwords are stored in the root of disk, when you browse it in USB mode. Ughly. Source codes available here. Comments? Binary Sxizophreny - index of comp related stuff Kangaroo's Homepage (czech)