Fear is the mind killer
Join Date: Jul 2005
Sportbike: 05 GSXR 600, 03 RM 250
Years Riding: Thousands of miles, multiple engines
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1) Ken, do you want to keep the music on each of those drives, and just play the music whenever you reconnect the drives?
2) Or do you want to play the music at all times and have all the files on one hard drive?
If you want to do the first thing, you want to take off the option of Itunes managing your music. I am not infront of my home PC now to experiment, but I am trying to work off memory. At home I have an external hard drive with some of my music and I have music on a drive inside the PC. The drive in my PC has the music in Itunes default folder. I added the folder manually from the external drive. If the external drive is unplugged and I attempt to play a song, it will not play, Itunes will say it can not find the song. The second I power up the ext. drive, it will play the songs as if the hard drive was inside the PC. I am thinking with Itunes auto managing your music, it may be copying and converting the music from the other drives to a different format, maybe AAC, or MP3, and making a direct copy of your music to the local default Itunes music folder. If you wanted to have a similar set up like myself, you want to disable that feature. One problem with manual is that if you ever add new files to the external drive, you will have to manually add the song to your Itunes library, but this still saves space as there will be no copies of the same music on your system.
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"Ride it like you have 30 monthly remaining payments" should keep most people out of trouble.