I started months ago, and have only in the month stepped it up. Now I am 3/4 finished with the process, and it's exausting! It will be worth it when i'm done! Unlike others, I have opted to simply back up to two drives, one for everyday use, and one for backup. No RAID, although I can do that. I plan to keep a copy offsite in case of fire or theft, and maybe even a third for extra security. I am transferring it all to FLAC, using mostly dbpoweramp. Sometimes I will use CD Creator if it is a homemede comp, and sometimes I use Audition with a FLAC filter installed. The only 320kbps copies are of stuff I download and all of my TV Tunes CD collection. The sound isn't that critical for those CDs. I am keeping seperate sections for artists titles, various artists titles, assorted comps by company and homemede comps, and one for soundtracks. My collection will include my needle drops. I may keep all of my hi-rez originals on a seperate HD. Since I am not using a network HD, I am hoping that there will be a way I can eventually rig up a network only using a standard external HD without the use of a computer. Right now, I am happy to use the computer. If I run into a CD-R that no longer rips, I do a fast rip in Audition. If it still doesn't rip, I retrive the LP and redo the needle drop. I cannot believe that my Samsung DVD-recorder has held up through thousands of CD rips and it's still going strong! It's been a real workhorse. My main storage is one T1 Maxtor (sith Seagate SATA drive installed). Right now, my backup drives are two 500GB WD MyBook, and I do not trust them, although there have been no mishaps, ecxcept for occasional dropped data. I keep all of my drives defragged and formatted to NTFS. If I keep this up, I can be finished in another month. I plan to make mp3 copies of everything too. That is why I wanted tom know if there is a software program that will do convert while maintaining the folder structure. Anyone else doing this?