Hi, Would appreciate someones input on my current mac set up situation and what storage/media center option I should consider given what I have and what Im looking for: 1) I currently have a MacBook Air mid-2011. I have no back up storage for my files, which primarily consist of MS Office files I use for work, which I save to DropBox. I also have some photo files, music files and a fair amount of movie files in .avi format. My start up disk is almost always full and prompting me to delete files. 2) I currently have DirecTV and a mid-2010 Panasonic plasma TV. Also have an iPad Air. 3) I have a Sonos bridge, Play 3 and Play 5, and I play music thats either streaming or I can access music from my MacBook Air when its on. 4) I have relatively slow Verizon DSL (up to 8mbs) as thats the fastest I can get in my building. I have a super old joint modem/router that was provided by Verizon. 5) When I want to watch a movie that Ive downloaded onto my MB Air, I need to connect my computer to my computer with a USB to HDMI cord. Heres what Id like: 1) An easy solution to store my files so it doesnt take up space on the MacBook Air 2) Some place to store all my music files so Sonos can play without my Air being on. 3) Somewhere to store my movie files, ideally where movies can be downloaded when Im not around given how slow my connection speed is. 4) Somewhere my Dropbox files can be stored, as I guess these also take local up space on my MacBook Air? I need to be able to access these files when Im traveling, though Ill generally have internet access. 5) Ideally some way to access my movies that are stored on a hard drive so I can play them on my iPad Air when Im traveling. Ive considered getting a Mac Mini for my home and installing Plex but cant figure out whether this could also work as a back up storage device? Im considering a MacMini to store movies on, so I can use my computer when Im watching movies at home vs having to use mirroring if i were to buy AppleTV. Im totally confused as to whether I need AppleTV, Mac Mini, External Hard drive, NAS storage device, some type of new router/modem? Im not 100% concerned about budget, but I am concerned about buying something like an AppleTV that cant play .avi files. I dont have any type of surround sound system so not so concerned about DTS files. Ugh.. Im totally confused, and all of these component costs seem to be adding up, maybe a bit overkill for what I need, either duplicating each other, or may be outdated if theres a new MacMini thats supposed to be released, or a new AppleTV. Plus, as this post may suggest, I'm not the savviest computer expert out there so Id need to be able to figure out how to install all of these things myself so they work together. Any suggestions?? Thanks for your input.