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External Hard Drive + Music

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I have tons of music on my computer and am looking into buying an external hard drive to transfer it too.
Do they work well with laptops and what am I looking for in one when I go to buy it?

about 40gb

Edited by carly14, 13 November 2008 - 02:18 PM.

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How much music is "tons?" 10GB? 100GB? etc.

A USB drive should work with a laptop, the catch is, you have to have the drive plugged in to play anything. Also, the location of your music will have changed, so you will most likely have to rebuild your library, depending on what player you use. In iTunes you can copy the library, and then just point the program toward the new location.
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Do they work well with laptops and what am I looking for in one when I go to buy it?

USB drives work the same no matter what you plug them into...

for playing music you want to look for the fastest drive available in your price range and you want to make sure that it's got it's own external power source (not just usb power)
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