Is an Internal or an External Drive Best For iTunes Playback?
January 23, 2012 1:54 PM Subscribe
Is there any reason why I shouldn't transfer my 200+ GB iTunes library from an external drive to the internal drive of my new MacBook Pro?
posted by eric1halfb to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had my 200+ GB iTunes library on various external drives for years, but my brand new MacBook Pro has more hard drive space than I know what to do with (750 GB total). Is there any reason why I shouldn't transfer the library to the internal drive?
Of course I will keep the external as a back-up, that's not part of the question. I just like the idea of accessing/playing the library from the machine and not having the external drive constantly plugged in and running. If it makes any difference, the external drive is a LaCie "rugged" drive, 250 GB, a few years old. The computer is a 13" MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, and a 750GB hard drive.