I'm a photographer and I have a requirement find a better method of storing my photos other than multiple USB2 drives via USB hubs.
Currently I use a Macbook Pro and 6 external drives connected via USB2 or FW800. 3 are a copy of the first three, kept up to day manually by running an rsync backup.
I'd like to run a FreeNAS or OpenFiler NAS box using 2TB drives mirrored via software RAID. But - I would like to have the flexibility of also plugging into the drive physically for the faster throughput when necessary.
My question is, is there a file system that both *nix and Mac OSX will play nice with?