Two different HDDs with same name for one iTunes library? Possible?

HarryPot

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I have all my movies in an external HDD. And also have a backup.

Both drives are named the same, with the same folder structure and same file names.

I want to be able to use both HDD with my iTunes library.

Does iTunes checks for something more than just the drive name and folder name? Does it checks some kind of HDD unique identifier?

Thanks. I hope I was able to explain myself.:)
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I have all my movies in an external HDD. And also have a backup.

Both drives are named the same, with the same folder structure and same file names.

I want to be able to use both HDD with my iTunes library.

Does iTunes checks for something more than just the drive name and folder name? Does it checks some kind of HDD unique identifier?

Thanks. I hope I was able to explain myself.:)
I think you'll have problems with more than just iTunes, unless you have unique names for your drives. No, it doesn't check any other identifier.
 

awair

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If you're only using one at a time, there shouldn't be a problem. Presumably you are synchronising/backing up amended data when iTunes is not running?
 

HarryPot

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I think you'll have problems with more than just iTunes, unless you have unique names for your drives. No, it doesn't check any other identifier.
Both HDD have exactly the same name and folder structure.

If you're only using one at a time, there shouldn't be a problem. Presumably you are synchronising/backing up amended data when iTunes is not running?
Yes, the reason for doing this is being able to exchange my HDD and forget about which drive is the "good" one. Easier for making backups and for the family to just connect the first HDD they see.


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BTW, already tried it. It works flawlessly in my Mac. Not so in a Windows PC.
 

GGJstudios

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Both HDD have exactly the same name and folder structure.
If you're using one at a time, that's fine. The problems would arise if you try to use them both simultaneously. Your first post wasn't clear about that.