Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to Sebastian Otero1)
Some general observations.
If this is a work computer, how far are you allowed to go with it? Some employers might frown at a work computer being used to for non-work purposes to the extent of storing a large iTunes library on it.
You don't really need the iMac, you need its drives. You're in the annoying position that today's multimedia is leading us towards which is notebook drives simply can no longer accommodate the needs of modern multimedia. You're then forced to turn the whole thing into an octopus with external drives. Take your 75GB + 600 CDs which will turn into roughly 500+ GB + all the stuff you mentioned in the second post. You're going to have to use external storage. You can look into some sort of cloud storage. I know nothing about Amazon's service. As for Match, make careful note of details and make sure it is really providing what you want. For example, if it matches one of your songs with in the Store, it uses the Store version which is not always what people actually had on their computer.
For me personally, I am old fashioned and there's nothing like having a copy of everything on a drive at home. But then you're in a bind with small notebook drives.
If I were in your situation I would take the 1TB out of the iMac put it in a second enclosure, then use the second TB drive to back up the first one which I'd use for media storage. Also review your media use and consifer splitting up your library so you have one for immediate use on the notebook drive, and the rest archived on the external which you only attach when you want to change media.