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Old Jan 20th, 2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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SSD users - quick q?

My next using will be all SSD everything. I plan on getting my hands on an Air OR a 13" rMBP but either way, i'll be going solid state (no choice)

My q? is - what are you doing w/ your music libraries?? Are you storing them on your SSDs? I would ideally have a 1TB unit, but I do recall reading somewhere to not go too big as unused files sitting were bad (?). What are your set ups like and why? Thanks for the guidance.

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Old Jan 20th, 2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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Is this your sole computer? You could go with the iTunes Match, then when you do have not have wifi, keep only the must have albums physically stored on the macbook.
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Old Jan 21st, 2015, 06:59 AM   #3
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There is nothing wrong with files sitting on an SSD. Either way, you should always have a backup of your stuffs.

I have my iTunes library on an external drive simply because I cannot afford a bigger SSD. But my aperture library reside on my SSD.
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Old Jan 21st, 2015, 10:28 AM   #4
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I have our whole iTunes library on an external plugged into a Mini which acts as our central server for iTunes / iPhoto etc. We do use Match which solves the capacity issue on other devices like MacBook's and iPhones etc.
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Old Jan 21st, 2015, 10:55 AM   #5
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I have a late 2011 iMac that I installed an SSD under the optical drive using a kit from OWC (cables and mounting). Of course I did this when SSD were significantly smaller and more expensive than they are now. As my iTunes library would eat up too much room on the new SSD drive I just moved it to the original iMac HDD.

Just copy the Library as is and relink it in iTunes (of course deleting it from the SSD first). This works on any drive, internal or external

Simple instructions are here: How to move your Mac's iTunes library to an external drive | iMore
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