Syncing from external hard drive?

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    I have very little space left on my MacBook's hard drive, so if I keep all my videos on my external hard drive (and delete them from my MacBook), could I still sync them to my iPad, without having to drag them into iTunes? Basically, can an iPad sync from an external hard drive?
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    Yes, that is how I sync my iPad. You would still have to use iTunes though. I just set my iTunes library to store on the external hard drive and have made folders on the drive specifically for the iPad. Works great and keeps my computer cleaner.
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    Yes I agree however buy a second external hard drive to back it up just in case it gets stolen, crashes or dropped ........
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    I do the same as Jake - my itunes library is on an external drive; as far as I know though your whole library needs to be on it.
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    Yes that's correct but back it up.

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    I use both external hard drives and network storage. You do need to drag them into iTunes, though.
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    I want to get another internal drive just for iTunes.

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