SD Card & iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mixxiah, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. mixxiah macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    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?
  2. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    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.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    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
  4. mixxiah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    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...
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    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.
  6. mixxiah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    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...
  7. RubbishBBspeed macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    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.
  8. mangrove macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    FL, USA
    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.
  9. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    wow, class 10 64GB SDXC $350, minimum 10MB/s write up to 35MB/s:


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