iTunes external hard drive

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by illyb2000, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    if I put my iTunes library (about 55gb) on to my external hard drive; could I still play the music thru iTunes? And would it sync to my phone ? Of course the hard drive would still be connected to my PC
     
  2. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    As long as the drive is mounted to your OS properly, and your iTunes library has it mapped properly it will work correctly.
    This is how I have it at home as well. Works fine.
     
  3. illyb2000, Jul 3, 2012
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    illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers; have changed the path and now consolidating - once this is finished can I just delete folder from pc? Does this move all in media folder ( even ones that are in the folder but aren't visible in my iTunes library ?)
     
  4. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    I moved all my itunes music to an external HD. (USB2)

    BUT I do get lots of beach balls and the play lists need time to catch up when scrolling since I made the move.

    Itunes is a lot slower than when it was on my internal drive. :rolleyes:

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    And I forgot about the CPU spikes. :eek:

    Overall I am not 100% happy with the move but my internal storage just could not cope.
     
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I don't have this problem at all. Mine is pretty straight forward.
    I'm using a Mac, are you on Windows by chance?
     

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