Hi all, I'm posting this to try and find out the best options for my Mom who runs a small business. I'm in grad school 700 miles away and will be going home for about a week over xmas and was hoping to come up with a solution that I could set up while I was there. Like I said I'm in grad school and have really been too busy to research many options, but my mom can't figure this stuff out. Here is the situation: my Mom is a small business owner mainly working in graphic design. She has a rMBP 15" she bought a little over a year ago and a fully upgraded HDD that is now full. She has 1000 external HDD's that are all variable sizes that she loses or breaks and has no idea where many of her images go. She bought a Drobo 2-3 years ago but never really got it running right - said it, "took hours to upload OR download ANY image." I think it's hopeless. I tried to convince her to set up a private Flickr account and upload images there, but she says would take too long to transfer her images. It's an absolute mess and I am trying to find the easiest/most stable option out there. I'm looking for a way to, via wifi, hook up large amounts of expandable HDDs in a way that is very easy for someone to understand WITH the ability to dump large batches of files (all those old portable HDDs). If there is possibly a way to salvage the Drobo that would be fantastic, but at this point I'm kind of assuming I'd need to start from scratch. The budget is by no means unlimited, but I need something that is stable and easily expandable bc I'm so far from home and my mom refuses to delete anything...and probably has 10 copies of EVERY 60 mb image she owns. I was thinking maybe a Mac Mini server to start out with and then the ability to expand HDDs? Trying to keep this as short as possible, please let me know if you need more information! Thanks in advance! Let me know your bright ideas!