I got a 2tb wd FireWire 800 external that I'd like to use n i have a 500gb wd usb2 that I'd Ike to have connected to a Mac 24.7 so I was thinking. A mini would be nice because i had. A. MacBook pro 2010 2.4 ghz 13 inch that i gave to my sister becz her mbp got stolen at college. Before i used to just have that mbp hooked upto both drives n it was legit but since I don't have that mbp nemore and I need a Mac to use FireWire so I was thinking Mac mini 1.Should i wait for mbp refresh or Mac mini refresh? 2.How much Better is i3 n when cani expext it in mbp 13. Or Mac mini. Main thing I'm lookin to do is rip DVDs via ripit n handbrake. 3. will the Mac mini be bake ti handle making mp4 out of blu Ray if I get a external? 4.Should i just go get the mac mini tmrw. 4.Also it's my dads fiftieth soon should I get him a 32gb iPod touch to hold him ove until verizon iPhone...his8gb iPod touch is shot ever since ios 4 horrible battery life. What should i do?