External hard drive for iTunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by katdaddy1999, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. katdaddy1999 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking into purchasing an external hard drive to host iTunes library and double as a backup for my iMac hard drive. Any suggestions as to which hard drives out there would be a good fit to store my entire iTunes library and fast enough to stream to my Apple TV?
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    May 21, 2009
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    If you have a new mac with 3.0

    Get a drive that has that

    You can't go wrong with western digital or seagate

    I went cheap and got a toshiba drive


    3TB 3.0 for $119
    http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Canvi...61227668&sr=8-1&keywords=Toshiba+3.0+external


    I also bought this one
    1TB 3.0 $65
    http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Canvi...732&sr=8-14&keywords=Toshiba+3.0+external+1tb

    Both working fine


    I stream to Apple TV , I have my movies on the 3TB drive



    Edit: I also have an old 2TB wd drive that I use for backup with time machine
     
  3. FCPEditor35 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 19, 2013
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    I'd recommend the CalDigit AV Drive if you have USB 3.0, or FW. It looks great, and it's fast.

    http://www.caldigit.com/avdrive/

    It's built to last, and has an aluminum design that fits in nice with the Mac aesthetic.
     

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