What kind of storage situation do you have/back-up plan for your photos? I am wondering about investing in a NAS solution for simplicity, using external disk as back-up for the NAS solution. The QNAP Ts-451 is on sale at the moment and is of course very tempting. This enables you to RAID5/6 and 10, with 4 bays discs. This including the discs is however expensive investment running you for about 800 us dollars(4x 3TB discs made for NAS in mind). Maybe a price I should be willing to pay considering the ease of use, and the fact that it will be a while until I fill 6TB(raid 6 configuration) with my images.
I have waited and waited untill dedicated NAS would be cheaper, but I guess the mass consumer market isnt there yet, and it will take a while untill it gets really cheap. I could always build a dedicated raid server with selecting the parts myself, however this might be more hazzle and won´t really save me much in terms of money, but of course I will have the added flexibility for future upgrades. How have you solved your storage solution?