10-20-2008, 07:50 AM
Hmmm, its a tough one, kinda hard to explain how I would configure compared to how you would configure to suit your needs. What do you use the Mac Mini for? Is it really necessary? Does it run an external monitor? Your lack of wireless seems to be the first thing that needs attention and could free up a lot of devices.
Here's an idea, move your MBP back-up info from the 250GB ext to the 160GB ext, then move the movie's you have from the 160GB to the 250GB ext, this will free up the 160 GB ext for back-up info only.
Now buy an airport extreme base station which will give you wireless internet, and hook up your 250GB ext to the base station, this will allow you to access music/movies wirelessly anywhere in your home. You could now sell the Mac Mini and buy a portable external Firewire/USB powered hard drive to take with you on the road, to have access to any working files you may need to carry and modify on the go.
Or if you wanted to keep the Mac Mini, you could leave this connected at home to the 250GB external drive, and download Jaadu Connect
so you can have access to your home file system using your iPhone wherever you may be.
Every aspect really depends on what you use your Mac for mainly, why and how often you need to access music/movies, where you have monitors setup for viewing Mac info, once everything is setup you can have a very nice synced system in place that's free of cables.