iTunes and iPhoto on external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lazerbrains, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. lazerbrains macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2011
    I have been looking around the forums, but haven't heard a definitive answer on this.

    I know I can put my iTunes library and iPhoto library on an external hard drive. But what are the down sides to doing this? Are there any? Can I still sync my iPhone with iTunes and iPhoto on an external? Does it cause any extra steps, other than just plugging the drive in?

    ANy information or personal experiences with this would be helpful.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's seamless to store your music and pics on an external drive. It won't affect syncing. You just have to be sure the external drive is mounted and accessible before launching iTunes, or it can't find your music.

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