I have added the NAS drive suggestion to my list of options, thanks very much.
Starstreak has startled me (see his posting above). Is it true that one should buy the 256GB version of the SP2 with 8GB of RAM if you don't want the computer to overheat on handling heavy tasks? I don't play games but my son asked me if he would be able to play Battlefield 3 (some game like that). It sounds by what Starstreak wrote as if the less expensive SP2's will get boiling hot if my son tries to play such a game! I believe the 256GB version of the SP2 with 8GB of RAM costs about $1300?
That's not true at all. But pro2 should theoretically run cooler during normal tasks. Do anything cpu or gpu extensive and the new pro will get warm also. But these devices have fans built in and vents to cool down. It doesn't get boiling or dangerously hot..lol. people have to remember, these devices aren't some kiddie toys. It has a full blown i5 processor in them. A full blown pc in a tablet form factor.
plus both generation pros have fail safe ways of cooling down before chips get dangerously hot. it will throttle speeds down until it cools down. they can technically get even hotter than what the throttle is set to and still wouldn't be an issue.
now if you use the pro outside in direct sunlight in 100 degree weather, then id worry..haha