Thanks to the hard efforts (now, now, not that!) of a super-swell boyfriend, I’m about to have a dedicated media server/backup machine chez moi! I *love* my Audiotron, but it needs my computer to be on in order to shuffle amongst my music collection (tho it can Radio Paradise just fine without, thank you). This is a bit of a problem since I really didn’t want to leave my PC on 24×7 (because, amongst other reasons, it’s in my bedroom).
This new solution should be ideal, since it will allow me to both backup my data (increasingly important as more of my photography is digital, and therefore has no dead-tree archives) *and* have an always-on music machine! Whee!!!