5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 4:50 AM by noondaywitch
logeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My hardrive has a 1 terrabyte memory capability.  Currently I have 375 Ggs. available. 605 Ggs. are used in i-tunes (music, movies, and audio books).

Do some people use a separate hard drive for accessing their i-tunes library?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Skillful use of i tunes
    logeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ... that is, to use the separate hard drive as a means of conserving memory on the main computer...

  • 2. Re: Skillful use of i tunes
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hello, Yes, but with that big a library, be sure to have at least 2 backups.

     

    • To move the iTunes Media folder on a Windows PC, see this article.
    • If your iTunes library was originally created using iTunes 8 or earlier, the iTunes Media folder may be called "iTunes Music" instead.

    If your hard drive is nearly full after loading all your music and other media into iTunes, or if you just want to move all those music and media files to another hard drive on your system, here's a way to make the move while retaining all your playlists, ratings, and play history.First make sure that the "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" option is selected in iTunes Preferences:

    1. From the iTunes menu, choose Preferences.
    2. In the resulting window, click the Advanced button.
    3. Select the "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" checkbox.
    4. Click OK.

    More....

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1449

  • 3. Re: Skillful use of i tunes
    logeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Would using time machine backups work more or less the same way?

    Thanks for the response BDAqua, hope you have a pleasant evening!

  • 4. Re: Skillful use of i tunes
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Not sure what yu mean by TM working the same way!?

  • 5. Re: Skillful use of i tunes
    noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    logeek wrote:

     

    Would using time machine backups work more or less the same way?

     

    No. TM is not a storage drive and the backups cannot be used from the TM drive - they have to be restored to the main drive before they can be used.