Using iPod Classic as iTunes library for mac

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dudetato, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. dudetato macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2015
    My macbook doesn't have enough room for my itunes library on it, so I wanted to use my iPod classic as a a sort of external hard drive that my iTunes library will be saved to so when it is plugged into my mac iTunes will recognize it not only as a sync device but as the library destination. I also want the iPod to be able to be used stand alone as a listening device but I have heard that it wont recognize the music files if it is being used as an external hard drive. Does anyone have a solution?
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    Does your MacBook have an SD card slot? You simply move your iTunes media folder over to the SD card. You then point to it in iTunes settings. I did this for two years with no issues.

    And of course you can also use an external USB drive, but I didn't like taking up ports.

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