Storing Library on USB Drive

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jonnyman, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. jonnyman macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008

    I've realised I am running low on hard drive space on my computer and I see that my music collection is largly to blame.
    Would I benefit from consolidating my iTunes library and then transfering it to my USB flash drive, which is has more than enough space.
    My main concern with this is that it would take a much longer time for music to be accessed by my computer. Would this be a problem, or can you think of any others?

    Thanks in Advance,
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    videos might show a slight lag, but I don't think that you'll tell with music. I have several libraries running off USB 2 SATA drives that work fine. Flash will be even faster.
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    My iTunes library is on a network volume which is a whole lot slower than your flash drive - works just fine. =]
  4. jonnyman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008
  5. ingenious macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2004
    Washington, D.C.
    I have my (somewhat large) library (116 or so GBs) on an external USB hard drive and I don't notice any lags when playing anything (slight, maybe, with videos).

    However, when I sync my iPod, I get errors about not being able to "write or read" my (USB-connected) iPod during sync. Usually, if I'm syncing a lot of TV shows or whatnot, I have to hit sync five or six times to get everything on there.

    Just a note of caution; I'm not sure why it happens on my iMac G5.

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