iTunes on SD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by M87, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    I have a 13" 128GB Air and I'm thinking about getting an 32GB SD to move my iTunes library onto to free up space on the internal drive. Any problems with this idea? Would it make syncing a lot slower? Thanks!
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    better to put to an external hard disk since it's more reliable.
  3. MisterEd macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2006
    There's a slight physical size difference between an external HDD and an SD card...

    I'm interested in this concept as well - has anyone else migrated their iTunes library or similar to an SD card?
  4. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    there is a big headache when the SD card is failing an you loose the library.
  5. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Do SD cards have a documented higher failure rate than any other medium (spinning disc, SSD, etc?)? ??

    I like the idea of throwing a 32 gig SD in my Air and using it for my iTunes storage. Of course I would back it up.

    Your posts are not really that helpful. Is there something we should know about the volatility of SD / flash storage??
  6. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    based on my experience, SD cards are not that reliable. i sometimes copy big files over, like 1.5GB movie file, it frozen halfway. dunno, maybe i got a faulty SD card, but for myself, i would not be feeling secure knowing that my whole itunes library in SD card.
  7. aldo818 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
    South of France
    can someone point out a link or how i migrate my itunes libary to an external hard disc usb stick or sd card?
    Which are the steps to fallow
    thank you
  8. Javik macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    hope this helps
  9. MisterEd macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2006
    Well obviously you wouldn't keep the only copy of your library on an SD card.

    It would be useful to have a copy of it on SD though to use on my Air - currently my iTunes library (kept on my main PC) is too big to realistically put on the Air's SSD.

  10. gglockner macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Two factors to consider: reliability and access speed. Reliability isn't a big deal if you have another copy of your iTunes library. The access speed is unavoidable. I only have an 11" MBA, so I can't test access speed; perhaps someone else can post speed tests using Xbench or AJA Kona.

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