SD Card & iTunes

mixxiah

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Jul 16, 2010
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I'm new to SD cards and intrigued by it's possibilities with the new Mac mini. Can I use say a SDHC or even a SDXC card as a Media-Folder for iTunes? I'd rather not 'clutter' the Hard-Drive with music files and this would seem more convenient than using an external HD. Will it work, and considering the read/write speeds, would I have to get the highest 'speed-class' card?
 

indg

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Feb 7, 2007
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you can put your itunes library anywhere you want... external drives, mounted images, flash drives, sd cards, etc. you'll need to figure out for yourself whether the read/write speed is adequate. what might be adequate for you may not be for someone else. you can google read/write speeds for various media.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Be careful when selecting your storage medium and pay close attention to the read write cycles as you may find your sd card will fail fairly quickly in comparison to an inexpensive 2.5" external hdd
 

mixxiah

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Jul 16, 2010
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Thanks guys for your input. I didn't realize that an SD card would be less 'durable' than a regular HD... I guess I'll give it a try and see...
 

mixxiah

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Jul 16, 2010
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I prefer to keep the main HD only for the OS and Applications. The mini as it is doesn't have the largest HD. Also, I wanted to use the mini on a vehicle... I figured I could have just some choice music on a SDHC card whereby 32GB would be ample...
 

RubbishBBspeed

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Aug 1, 2009
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Be careful when selecting your storage medium and pay close attention to the read write cycles as you may find your sd card will fail fairly quickly in comparison to an inexpensive 2.5" external hdd
Can vouch for this.

Between using it in the camcorder, uploading multiple sat nav downloads and updates to the car and doing several itunes carry overs to the cars internal 30GB HDD (sd card being the only means of transfer). one card was dead after about three months. the second went a couple of days ago. admittedly they where only cheapy 4GB cards but there still in the bin now.
 

mangrove

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Jul 10, 2010
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Why would it clutter up disk space? Problem with SD us that the max right now is 32GB, which is small for most users library.
Just so you all know this-I bought a 64GB SDHC at Sam's Club over a month ago. I am not saying mine is fancy or fast. It cost a little over $1/GB made by Toshiba.
 
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