My primary workstation is a Mac mini, but I also have a MacBook Pro that I take with me when I travel. Because my files all live on the mini, I regularly transfer data (10-20 GB at a time) from the mini to the MacBook and back again. Up until now I have been using an external USB drive, which can be slow. So my question is: what is the fastest method of transferring data from one Mac to another? Is it possible to connect the Macs together with a USB or ethernet cord and transfer the files directly? In case it is of any consequence, the mini is new (mid 2011) and the MacBook Pro is a 15", late 2008 model.