Need more space on my iMac, what are my options?

jdl8422

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Jul 5, 2006
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Louisiana
Well I have a 24" imac, 250gb HD. my HD is filling up quick with design projects and itunes. I currently have a 250gb ext. HD for my time machine backup. I don't really want to install a new higher capacity HD internally so I thought about putting my itunes and design projects on another ext but figured it would run slow? I figured the internal hd would cause me to loose everything, or i may be wrong. Any ideas on my situation?
 

mac-convert

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Nov 2, 2006
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iTunes will run just fine on an external drive. You can put other data on the TM drive. Or with the low costs just buy another drive.
 

thebassoonist

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Sep 25, 2007
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Davis, CA
Well I have a 24" imac, 250gb HD. my HD is filling up quick with design projects and itunes. I currently have a 250gb ext. HD for my time machine backup. I don't really want to install a new higher capacity HD internally so I thought about putting my itunes and design projects on another ext but figured it would run slow? I figured the internal hd would cause me to loose everything, or i may be wrong. Any ideas on my situation?
I run iTunes off of an external HD. It runs great!
 

Leon Kowalski

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You can probably save a few GB on the internal HD by deleting bloatware and unused apps. For example, the "Test Drive" versions of MS_Office and iWork take up about 2.5 GB (OVER HALF of the /Applications folder).
GarageBand is also huge; if you don't use it, dump it (you can always reinstall it later).

LK
 
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