Member Since: Jan 30, 2011
Location: East Sussex, UK
Mac Specs: 2011 21.5" iMac 2.5GHz Core i5
12-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Hi, I have the 2011 iMac, it's the base model configured with a 500GB Hard Drive. I am filling it up rather quickly as I have a large iTunes library and an ever growing photo library as I'm rather snap happy.
I thought about buying a 1/2TB external hard drive to work off of and just use my iMac's HDD as a place to install software & apps.
Is it possible to have my iTunes library & Aperture library on an external HDD and work from this?
I've been researching and would Firewire 800 be a workable option? I understand that it's an external HDD but will I be left waiting when I double click to play a song, or when I open Aperture and do some photo editing?
This takes me onto my last question:
Can I then also buy another large capacity USB Hard Drive to back up the whole lot?
If anyone can assist me it would be much appreciated.