iTunes Library Storage Solutions.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alw969, May 23, 2013.

  1. alw969 macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2013
    I am having trouble finding a straight forward answer online.

    My macbook pro crashed so I got a Macbook Air. My iTunes library is all stored on a hard drive and I want to have it available on my Macbook air, but I know there will not be enough storage.

    Would getting a wireless hard drive to store that music still show up on my iTunes when connected without taking up memory on my MacBook Air?

    Any other suggestions would be much appreciated!
  2. ratboy90 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2009
    What about looking into a minidrive? How big is your library?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. eduardrw macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2013
    I use iTunes match since I also have an iMac.
    That way I have all my music available on my MBA.
    I download my best rated music - the rest is there for streaming.
  5. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2008
    SEC Country
    This is what I recommend. I use iTunes match as well...
  6. TheAppleSource macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2012
    United Kingdom
    What you've alluded to, as in storing the library on an external hard drive that you connect to either via your network or a cable, is a very easy solution.

    Simply put your entire library on the drive that you would like to store it on and then in iTunes go to Preferences > Advanced > iTunes Media Folder Location > Change and then navigate to where you've stored your library and select the iTunes Media Folder Location.

    This method will keep all of the music on the external drive and not take up any room on your MBA.

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