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Apr 7, 2013, 01:34 AM
Hi, I want your guys' opinions on a setup I'm planning on doing.

I have the Mid 2011 Macbook Air, but obviously,
the 128GB isn't cutting it for me, and I used to have a 250GB external
hard drive specifically for music. But a few days ago, the hard drive went
dead, resulting in me having to get another one.

The reason it broke is probably because I'm pretty lousy with handling USB cables, and the USB port on my hard drive has sunk into the device itself.
And I don't need to have it plugged in all the time, since I'm on the go a lot and only plug it in when I sync my iPod with new music.

To prevent things like this from happening in the future, I'm thinking of buying one of those hard drives which I can connect to via a wifi IP created by itself(like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Wireless-Built-In-Streaming-STCK1000100/dp/B00AQRUW4Q), where I can access it and make use of the space. This way, I won't have problems with cables.

Is this a viable solution for a wire-free music storage? And will this work with iTunes?

Apr 7, 2013, 09:34 AM
Your best bet would be getting an Airport Extreme (http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/) or Time Capsule (http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/) and a four port powered USB2 capable hub and get at least a 7200 RPM external. Then use ONLY 5GHz in the 5GHz ranges (usually in the hundreds of range) only & format that drive HFS+!

Then first DON'T use copy/paste transfer to move iTunes Library! Use iTunes itself described in the video How to move an iTunes library to an external drive (http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-10242259-285/how-to-move-an-itunes-library-to-an-external-drive/).

Now if you want to use this iTunes library OUTSIDE your network start look at either (the easy way) ShareTool (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26850/sharetool) or Slink (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33467/slink) and invest in a good Screensaver.

Now if you have PCs in your house consider bending them to read HFS+ with the Windows software MacDrive (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive).