Originally Posted by GenderFi
I made the plunge and purchased a new SSD to replace my current HDD in my MacBook Pro 17" (early 2011). Is there a simple way to move my library media from my HDD to the new SSD? I have a 500MB external HDD used as a time machine. However, I'm going to do a clean install on the SSD and want to pick and choose what will go on the SSD.
I've heard of the option of holding down the option key and opening iTunes and choosing the library that way. I've never tried it though, how well does it work?
If you are using Timemachine it is going to be complicated, the reason is this:
Lets assume you have 1000 songs, 100 of them you copy to the SSD, you have two libraries(Option key on iTunes Startup), this will work, BUT what if the Timemachine syncs, it will sync those 100 songs back and you have 2 copies!
100 songs is not bad, but if this is 10.000 out of your 30.000 that becomes a problem.