Except for solid state storage (SSDs); the kind you find on almost every Mac these days. Yes, prices are coming down. Yes, Apple helps ease the paradox between high priced SSDs and cheaper storage in hard disk drives with Fusion Drive, but that doesn’t alway fix my iTunes problem. This does.
Expand iTunes Storage
The first time I encountered the SSD storage problem was a few years ago with a new MacBook Pro with an SSD. There just wasn’t enough space, even at 256GB of SSD storage, to hold all of my photos, music, movies, TV shows, an apps.
Both iPhoto and iTunes make it somewhat easier to have multiple libraries, so you can spread photos and music to other connected devices, but that’s good for iPhoto, not so much for a massive iTunes library.
Enter TuneSpan, a Mac utility app which does one thing and does it well.
Instead of worrying about where you’ve stored your iTunes library, and instead of moving it around as your storage adjusts, use TuneSpan to keep track of your music, movies, and TV shows regardless of which disk drive or SSD they’re stored on.
Using TuneSpan is a drag and drop proposition so it’s rather easy to setup and use. It keeps track of where your iTunes library media is stored, connected or otherwise.
How TuneSpan works is rather simple, too. It makes copies of your media files and organize them into folders just as iTunes does. (though you can customize the storage, too). TuneSpan never modifies the iTunes library.
If you’re taking your MacBook on the road but leaving some of the external storage behind, TuneSpan will tell you which media files are on your Mac, and which are spanned elsewhere. Even better, you control, if you wish, what goes where and when so you’ll always have access to what you want to listen to or view.
Today’s hard disk drives have huge capacity at low prices, but SSD-equipped Macs are a different story. Until SSDs grow in storage sizes and prices come down even more, TuneSpan is there to help you manage an iTunes library that’s bigger than your Mac’s built-in storage capacity.