Music taking up 184GB on HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BlakeBrattina, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone,

    I had a quick question for you guys regarding what you do with your music when you store it. I have all of my files backed up on an external HD, but my issue is that I carry my MBP with me everywhere (vacation, work, etc.) so I really like to have whatever music with me so I can play on shuffle or whatever. My question is this; Since it takes up so much room, would it be wise to delete all files from my Music folder and just carry my external with me also so I can just play the files from there?

    Or is that what most everyone else does as well?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    My music won't all fit on my internal drive, so I split my library, keeping the less-used albums on an external drive. That way I'm not without music when I travel, but my collection is complete when I'm home.
     
  3. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any quick way to simply "back up" any new data onto the hard drive other than dragging the new folders/files to the externalHD?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Any new songs you import should automatically go wherever you've specified as your iTunes Media folder in preferences. Are you talking about creating a backup of what's on your internal drive?
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    You could take a look at Chronosync.

    It's a darned shame the rumored Time Capsule updates didn't seem to materialize. I'd pay good money for an iOS iTunes Home Sharing server.

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  6. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was mentioning backing up what would be new to the internal on the MBP
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper! or Time Machine for Mac backups, including your iTunes library.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know how much space your other files take up. So I'll just ask. Why don't you just get a bigger hard drive? You can go up to 1TB on a laptop with a single drive.

    You could even use an Optibay (or $15 knockoff) and run two 1TB drives.
     

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