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    Mar 30, 2011
    Will iTunes music on USB 2.0 ext hard dr play at normal speed with 1.01 port?
    Under my Mac Mini System Profiler USB Composite Device section I got this info:
    Version: 1.01
    Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec

    I need to free up space on my internal hard drive and thought I would just put my iTunes music on an external hard drive. After shopping around, all the ext hard drives seem to be 2.0 or 3.0. If I put all my music on one of these external hard drives, will my Mac Mini play it at regular speed or will there be an issue? Thanks in advance

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    Sep 05, 2007
    Macbook Pro, 2.4GHz Core2 Duo 10.6.8, MacMini
    No issue.. 2.0 I think is the transfer speed of the usb device.. For best performance and no lag, I think your best bet is with 2.0 or above. FYI you can find info on the net and I think in the music part of the forum as to how you can save a copy of your music (and iphoto) on an external only and not on your internal drive. That's how I have mine set up.
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