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About NutFlush920

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  1. I have a Mac Mini which I only use as a server hosting iTunes to my Apple TV's, files to other computers, and HandyPrint to my iOS devices. I have USB hard drives connected to it which house several TB's of MP4's. The hard drives are formatted as Mac OS Extended. I'm fairly new to Mac and always followed the rule of thumb in Windows to leave 10% of the drive unused for defragmenting. Is true with Mac formatted hard drives too? How much if any free space should I leave if the drive is just holding MP4 files for my iTunes server to host to my Apple TV's, iPad's, and iPhones? With 7.5 TB, i'm loosing close to 750gb of valuable storage space leaving 10% free. That's kinda hard to swallow. Thanks in advance.
  2. I have a Airport Extreme with multiple hard drives connected via a USB hub. Until tonight, I was the only one connecting and accessing these drives but, now I have another user accessing the drives from their Mac user account. Whenever either of us try to access a drive that the other is using we get a red circle with a white - over the folder/drive when opening it and it hows 0 items. If we try to double click on the folder/drive in the path bar an error "The folder "xxx" can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents". The only way I found to connect is to disconnect form the shared network and let Mac OS X Lion reconnect on its own then open the drive/folder. What am I doing wrong? Is there a setting on the Airport Extreme to allow multiple users to connect to the drive/folder at the same time (if so, I haven't found it after searching)? I want to be able to be logged into my Mac user account and have access to my drives for my Apple TV's though iTunes but at the same time my wife wants to be signed into her account on the Mac and be doing other stuff on the network drives. Thanks in advance.