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parrotdr
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Moving songs to external hard drive



I did this yesterday to "reclaim" 120 GB of hard drive space on my computer.

I got a 1.5 TB Western Digital Passport external drive. It was easy enough to move the files and re-route Itunes, but I hear occasional skipping when playing songs off the drive. Seems this is not uncommon on the external drives.

Anyone have experience with this? Should I get a higher quality external drive? Internet research gives no certain answers...







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lsu480
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


iTunes Match FTMFW. Google it, return your hard drive, and thank me later.

ETA: 120gbs of music??????



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SenorTiger9
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


quote:

iTunes Match FTMFW






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colorchangintiger
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Anyone have experience with this? Should I get a higher quality external drive?


I've ran my music off an external drive for 8 years now. Never had skipping. Western Digital is among the highest quality you can get. I have a 500 GB passport that I've been using for 4 years with no problem. I run time machine back ups to a 1 TB passport and I have a 3 TB My Book Studio that I have all of my movies and TV shows on.






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lsu480
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I've ran my music off an external drive for 8 years now. Never had skipping. Western Digital is among the highest quality you can get. I have a 500 GB passport that I've been using for 4 years with no problem. I run time machine back ups to a 1 TB passport and I have a 3 TB My Book Studio that I have all of my movies and TV shows on.


You think you have enough storage?






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colorchangintiger
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


Can never have enough.

Also have everything backed up through Crash Plan



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lsumoose
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


This should do the trick. It's because your drive is sleeping most likely.

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-stop-your-external-hard-disk-from-going-into-sleep-mode/






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primemover225
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


I've never had any songs skip off of any other disk. This is strange.





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Sl4m
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Can never have enough.

Also have everything backed up through Crash Plan


Wise man.






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Sl4m
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


The first thing I always do with any Ext HDD is format it Fat32 so it reads from the PS3, 360, Cell phone, Android Tablet, all my Windows machines and Mac.





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primemover225
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


Dumb question but what benefit does that have from your gaming devices





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parrotdr
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


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I've never had any songs skip off of any other disk. This is strange.


Weirdly enough, it hasn't done it since the first day. Out of the box rust??? I did read that some of these with defective disks can skip, but seems OK as of now.

quote:

ETA: 120gbs of music??????


Yep, a whole crapload of music (24,000+ songs), a few videos and podcasts, and maybe two movies.






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Hulkklogan
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


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but I hear occasional skipping when playing songs off the drive


Odd. I have the same external HDD and don't have that problem.

eta

I'm also not using itunes, though.



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I Love Bama
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


Google Music Man. I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned. It's free.





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polarbehr
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


western digital drives have go to shite the past couple years,


i never notice any issues with seagate drives






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Gaston
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I have about 700gb of music on my external running the old type USB to my 2006 iMac. I have never heard a skip and everything is 1411kbps. External digital to analog converter as well, so even another step in the chain.





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ADLSUNSU
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Perhaps all of that music was being indexed, slowing and causing a skip due to ram levels in your computer





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Gaston
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Once you reroute iTunes you still need to drag and drop the collection from its new location into iTunes library. You did that huh?





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MaroonWhite
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re: Moving songs to external hard drive


If it's a USB drive I would try using a different USB port on your computer.

ETA - Also, it will most likely skip when your computer executes power options (puts video, internal HD to sleep, etc.). I have a laptop that does this. If that's what is causing it, turn the power options off or extend the times.



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