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Paul Chown Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Mar 30, 2013 2:37 AM

I'm very very new to iMac..... just so you know!


Okay, I'm wanting to move my iTunes media to my new Synology NAS drive. I understand that i can just change in iTunes the Preferences_iTunes media location. Then consolidate files, which will move the media files to the new location and leaving the iTunes databases in the orignal location locally.


but... i am wondering if i should move the whole iTunes folder (databases + Media) to the NAS and then point iTunes to upon launch?

This is what i've done before when i had multiple drives in my previous Windows machine (it allowed me to reinstall OS without having to worry about iTunes databases etc + these databases were included in my backup strategy)


I think i would rather have it setup this way as if you need too you can just move the whole folder and point a new iTunes OSX or Windows installation to it without having to have the same files paths etc.


But I have read that there maybe some performance issues having the all of the iTunes database files on the NAS with the iTunes media.


My iMac is connected to a gigabit ethernet network and my NAS is connected to my switch with 2x gigabit ethernet.


Has anybody here set there's up this way?

Do you have any performance issues?


What else do i have to consider?


Thanks in advance

Paul

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