Cab iTunes be run offan SD card in the SD slot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by NYCappleguy45, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. NYCappleguy45 macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook air 2015 - my iTunes files are 160GB, I see transcend has an SD card of 256GB can I move all my itunes folder & files from a usb hard drive onto a transcend drive and run itunes off thru the SD slot on the air so I don't have to carry the USB drive when I travel and so it doesn't use the USB port to burn power?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Ok. But SD card slot will consume power instead.
     
  3. NYCappleguy45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it can be done, economize space and weight?
     
  4. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I use a micro sd card to house my iTunes Library on my MBA. It works fine. The only minor issue is that when the MBA hibernates the SD card isn't recognized on restart (says it was improperly removed) - just pop it out and reinsert to fix.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    And more important, keeps data safe?
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    If the drive with your library isn't available when you start iTunes, it will default to the standard library location on the SSD. You just need to keep that in mind because it's easy to end up with two libraries accidentally. If you hold down the option key when you start iTunes, it will ask you to choose which library to use though.

    I got a 512gb MBA in 2013 because I wanted to keep my whole library on the SSD. As my library grew, it soon became obvious that wasn't going to work. Finally I got a Mini and set it up with a big external drive as an iTunes server. This works really well with home sharing over wifi. I keep a very small library on the MBA most of the time. But if I'm travelling, I add more files to the SSD. My library is over 1TB and growing, so flash drives and SD cards are not really a solution for me anymore.
     

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