Im look for the best solution for a media centre and network, and I was hoping from some input from you guys. In our place we have a macbook pro, mac mini, ipad and iphone. The mac mini is plugged in to the television in the living room and the macbook is in the office. What I ideally want is 2 hard drives, 1 partitioned three ways, macbook time machine, mac mini time machine and the third partition as a media file server, the other hard drive to be a back up of this one. Then all the devices in the house will be able to view/use the media files over wireless from the same file server partition. Initially I thought about just getting an airport extreme and connecting the hard drives to that. But then I wasnt sure if the ios devices would be able to read files from the hard drive, as for home sharing to work, they have to go through itunes dont they? Or is it possible to do what I initially thought? The other option I thought of was to use the mac mini as the hub, plug both hard drives in to that and then the ios devices would be able to read the media files through itunes home sharing. What do you guys think? Also, how would I go about continuously cloning the first hard drive to the second?