Thread: USB super drive to G drive ????
05-13-2013, 01:52 PM #1
USB super drive to G drive ????
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Coming from a 15in Macbook to my Mac air can be confusing. Have loaded all my music to a g drive which seems to work well for me. However the time has come to purchase a USB super drive and copy some new cd's into the g drive. After plugging the Super drive into one side of the Air and the G drive into the other what should I expect to encounter ? Will I have to load it into the iTunes on the air and then move it to the G drive? Can someone take me step by step as so I do not complicate the process ???
05-13-2013, 02:03 PM #2
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OS X doesn't assign letters to drives like Windows does. So you might want to explain your situation more in terms of physical hardware as opposed to names/letters..
Is your "G drive" an external HD? What about the Macbook to Macbook Air is confusing?
06-17-2013, 02:23 PM #3
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What to expect depends on what you are doing with the music. Are you playing it through iTunes? Are you using something else? Based on what you said, I am guessing that you have the free standing MP3 files on your G-Drive (to the person who asked about this above, G-Drive is a brand of external hard drive) and are using something other than iTunes to play them.
If you want to add to MP3s on your G-Drive, you will need a ripping program. Certainly iTunes is the simplest choice, since it will be on your Air. I would use it to do the ripping. You will need to hunt for the results once done - they will be in your user account's Music folder, in the iTunes folder. It may be directly under there, or may be enclosed in a subfolder called "iTunes Music", but it WILL be there. You can then just copy the files out onto your G-Drive and you are done. I have done this many times when transferring partial iTunes library contents between Macs.
If I have your scenario wrong, and you ARE using iTunes to play back the music, but have your library located on the G-Drive, there should be no issue. Just do the ripping via iTunes and all should be will. It should go into your library directly.
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