I used to have a pile of external HDs for storing all of my photos... that was a pretty ghetto setup.
I just put in a new system here, complete with a few pictures. It's a bit less ghetto...
I still have to get a tape autoloader (Exabyte VXA-2 probably) as well as put in shelves for more components, but it's coming along. There are two UPSes... the little one on the bottom left just powers the hubs and router..I have a much larger one for the computer system.
It's a 5x400GB RAID system, with 4x250GB LaCie's underneath to do weekly on-line backups. Once I put the tape system in, I'll do D2D2T backup (Disk to Disk to Tape), and do offsite storage.
I just had to share my excitement... I've had the system for about a week now, and it's pretty damn fast.