External Hard Drive set up

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iKnowMr.Jobs, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular

    iKnowMr.Jobs

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    Hey guys, i've finally decided that i'm going to order a base 13 inch Air with 8gb of ram & 128gb of storage. That 128 gb is going to be a bit tight with my extensive music and photo library. I do have all of those things on an external Hard drive i bought a little over a year ago (Western Digital Passport with USB 3 support, thank god the Mac finally adopted it) and i wanted to know if anyone else has the same set up i'm going to have; An Air with apps installed on it and and external hard drive with all media on it. Please share. Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    My iTunes library won't all fit on my internal MBP drive, so I keep the music & movies I like most on the internal, so it's with me when I travel, with the rest on external drives.

    How to split a single iTunes library over two or more media locations
     
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    I just recently purchased the same drive. The only thing I will keep on my MBA is my iTunes library and documents. Everything else I will keep on that external drive.

    The drive seems really convenient because it's small and doesn't require separate power.... and usb 3 :)
     
  4. iKnowMr.Jobs thread starter macrumors regular

    iKnowMr.Jobs

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    yeah, i copied all my stuff off the computer im on now (doesn't have USB 3; only 2) to transfer onto my incoming Air yesterday and it took over 2 hours to transfer 77gb worth of data to the drive. If USB 3 is 10 faster than USB 2, it should take me about 12 minutes to transfer all of that to the Mac if i wanted to. Isn't it crazy with the amount of data people deal with?
     
  5. dlbmacfan macrumors regular

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    Just bought a Western Digital 500GB My Passport today for my brand new MBA ultimate. The USB 3.0 interface is extremely fast; I cloned my entire Macintosh HD in a couple of minutes. When used as a boot drive, My Passport is totally usable. You should have no problem storing your media on the external drive.
     

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