External HD for running iTune off of?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rbkhockey83, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. rbkhockey83, Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

    rbkhockey83 macrumors member

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    Hi guys I'm looking to buy an external hard drive to put all of my iTunes music on, so it doesn't take up the space on my internal hard drive. I have about 80gb of media, and it slowed down my mac a lot, so I did a clean install of lion and I used a friends HD to transfer my iTunes to another computer until I find a hard drive. Any recommendations on which specific drive to get. I want 1-2TB no more then $100. Also, the HD will always be plugged into the computer playing music, etc.

    Thanks,
    Sean.
     
  2. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Something to keep in mind... They wouldn't be backed up in Time Machine. So if your external hard drive dies, you're screwed.
     
  3. rbkhockey83 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I have a bunch of old computers around here so it's backed up on one of those lol. I know external HD's are likely to fail after a while.
     

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