Syncing from external hard drive?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Jake872, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Jake872

    Jake872
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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?
     
  2. Jake18oly

    Jake18oly
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Messages:
    144
    Thanks Received:
    1
    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.
     
  3. col.bris

    col.bris
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,859
    Thanks Received:
    657
    Yes I agree however buy a second external hard drive to back it up just in case it gets stolen, crashes or dropped ........
     
  4. Prasius

    Prasius
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    374
    Thanks Received:
    1
    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.
     
  5. col.bris

    col.bris
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,859
    Thanks Received:
    657
    Yes that's correct but back it up.

    Col
     
  6. NumbLock

    NumbLock
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,008
    Thanks Received:
    32
    I use both external hard drives and network storage. You do need to drag them into iTunes, though.
     
  7. iPadCharlie

    iPadCharlie
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,231
    Thanks Received:
    7
  8. Bluesjam

    Bluesjam
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    252
    Thanks Received:
    3
    I want to get another internal drive just for iTunes.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
how to sync books on external hard drive to ipad
,
how to sync external hard drive to ipad
,
how to sync ipad with an external hard drive
,

how to sync ipad with external hard drive

,

ipad sync external drive

,
ipad sync to external drive
,
sync 2 ipads and hard drive
,

sync external drive to ipad

,

sync ipad to external hard drive

,

syncing videos from hard drive to ip