bought a 'my passport' hard drive & macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamesstrollon, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. jamesstrollon macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013

    I just bought a new macbook pro and got the one with a lesser memory and instead bought a new wd 'my passport' hard drive (2 terabyte) to accompany it. The main reason for this is that I have A LOT of music and wanted for tracks and documents as well to automatically save onto the hard drive and not fill up all the space on the actual macbook. I have plugged it in and it seems to be only working if i have it on both the hard drive and the macbook, is there not a way to have music go into the hard drive and not take up space on the macbook?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
  2. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    Sure, but you need to make sure your iTunes library resides on your external drive. I have my iTunes on a My Passport as well--connected to my Time Capsule. You need to go into iTunes preferences, Advanced, iTunes Location, and select the location of your music collection as being on your external drive--not on your MacBook. Now when you add music to iTunes, it will go onto your external drive.
  3. blkhwks55 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2014
    When you plug in an iPhone/iPad does it work the same way with it on an external drive? I'm trying to do it with iPhoto and am having a heck of a time because it won't load and I keep getting the spinning ball. Sorry to hijack this thread.


  4. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004

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