Large iTunes library, splitting files across drives

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by puremagic, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. puremagic macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    I have recently upgraded my HD in my macbook and partioned the drive to run XP and Leopard using bootcamp. This is working really well.

    Now I have a bigger HD, I thought I was no longer going to have to use my ext hd as my music storage area in iTunes. I had added nearly all my cd;s in now and am running out of disk space.

    I have films in there too.

    What I ideal want to do is, to have the music which is sync to my iPhone on my macbook and the rest held on my external drive. I presume that when I want to add more to my itunes in my macbook, I can drag the files from the external to my HD. The same goes, if I delete any files, I can delete them as they will still be on my external.

    The only reason I like my music that is synced to my phone on my macbook, is that when I am away from home I take my mac with me and it saves taking the ext HD with me.

    What would be the best way round.

    I am using in iTunes on the mac drive not windows.


  2. Earley008 macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2008
  3. puremagic thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Thanks, that has helped a lot.

    Will start and get it all sorted tonight.

    Many Thanks

  4. Earley008 macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2008
    been a while but how are you doing?

    Have you got it working?

    Im intrigued as i am thinking of doing something similar
  5. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    I am also keen to hear how it is going...
    I have over 40GB on my MBP - but now I have a new Rev B MBA I am considering splitting my library, or move it all to a Ext HDD, or leaving it all on a home based machine.

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