need external itunes solution...

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

  1. davekr macrumors member

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    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 601

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    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

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    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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