I'm using an '08 Mac Pro do do my editing in the premiere suite but when I need to render out an animation in cinema 4d it becomes impossible for me to work productively due to the slow down caused by the processing in c4d. I sometimes need to edit something while the animation is rendering in the background. I'm maxed on RAM. Who knows when the new Mac Pros will (if ever) be out next. I'm thinking of building a PC just for animation. Is there a server-type external drive solution I can use so that I can plug both the mac and pc in to edit the files on there with the mac but render out the animations from the pc to the hard drive?