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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: External Drives and Itunes Reply with quote

Hey Everyone,

I'm a long time lurker finally with a question of my own. I have an 80 GB Mac Mini and a 160 GB Lacie d2 external drive. My external drive has over 100 GB of music on it.

I am wondering how I can play this music on Itunes without copying it to the mini. Itunes help says I can do it. Just wondering how this is possible.

I would eventually like to purchase a Lacie companion 250 to use along with my mini if this works out.


Thanks for your help,
Rich
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change your Library to the folder on the external disk. Then, import.

I the same w/ my ext 200GB Maxtor OneTouch.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lot of music if it in compressed. Nice sized library.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you find your Lacie d2? I quite like the look of them but read mixed reviews. It's fanless, right? Do you use it as your boot drive?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have the Lacie d2 250 GB HD. I like it, but I basically use it just to back up with. It is not too noisey, but you do know when it is on and spinning. Not sure about a fan, but you do hear the drive. Since it is FW I was curious as to weather it was faster to boot or run from, so I tried it. For how I use it, I didn't notice any difference in boot speed or in practical useage from the 4200 RPM int.
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