need external itunes solution...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davekr, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. davekr macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2005
    air 128GB and need to expand itunes storage.

    I only need the library at home where I have time capsule router.

    can I buy a USB hard drive, plug it into the time capsule and use it as network storage for my itunes library? any pitfalls?

    any other better solutions?
  2. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Speed will be the issue.

    I used to keep my library on a network drive and it was slow to sync, slow to use unless connected via RJ45.

    I imagine USB will be even worse.

    I use a USB drive but only store large media on it. I pull it back into iTunes only when I need it.
  3. davekr thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2005
    most of the use of the media is done via 1st gen apple TV,
    so other than slow to sync, any other problems?

    if I USB'd a drive to a time capsule,
    would it be mounted & ready each time I woke my air in network?

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