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    Mac air,iPad mini,ipods
    USB super drive to G drive ????
    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 ???

    Many Thanks

    Bob J

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    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?

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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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