• The Dridz
    Posts: 9
    Joined: Jan 29th, 2012
    Playing Music From an External Hard Drive On Traktor s2 and Trak
    I have a Macbook pro and I don't want to use up any of the gigs on my internal Hard drive. So instead I want to build my whole track collection, playlist, remix set, etc on an External Hard drive. Can someone please explain to me step by step how to run my entire music library on traktor from an external hard drive. and also my iTunes library off an external just because i think its a lot easier to organize my playlist there than import it to traktor track collection. Unless some one knows an easier way to organize music on traktor. Also is there any external hard drives in particular that you guys recommend? Also when connecting the external does it matter if i use usb or firewire?I ask that just because I want prevent any type of lag during playback. Looking forward to your guys feedback. Thank you
  • GaryHiebner
    Posts: 1434
    Joined: May 6th, 2007
    Re: Playing Music From an External Hard Drive On Trakt...
    Hi macNut, Lets try answer some of your questions For iTunes you can simply drag tracks from your external hard drive to an iTunes playlist. Just make sure that 'Copy Files to iTunes Media folder when adding library' is untucked (iTunes > Preferences > Advanced) I don't use Traktor so I'm not entirely sure, but when you build playlists there it will simply reference to the tracks on your External drive. And make sure to save the Traktor projects to your external drive as well. Are you using a USB2.0 or USB 3.0 audio device? Firewire has a more stable and robust throughput for audio, but if you are using a USB3.0 device this will have good throughput as well. But my preference is firewire. Also is your device a FW400 or FW800? LaCie are very good drives. What size are you looking for? And do you want a mobile hard drive that is powered by the bus, if not you can get one powered up by a power supply. All depends on how mobile you want to be with your setup. Hope this helps.
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