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rsteffen
2010-02-05, 21:53
I don't have much disk space on my computer, and I don't care to have it on all the time.

Is it possible for the Squeezebox Touch to download my music from my laptop and store it on its hard drive ... and I can later remove the music from my laptop.

I figure the 100GB hard drive must be used for something but for the life of me I cannot figure out what it is used for by reading the product description.

Oh - and I understand that I could put all my music on an external hard drive and hook to the Squeezebox Touch. Seems like an okay solution, but I'd rather store it right on the Touch.

Thanks, and I appologize if the answer is obvious or has already been answered.

snarlydwarf
2010-02-05, 22:04
I don't have much disk space on my computer, and I don't care to have it on all the time.

Is it possible for the Squeezebox Touch to download my music from my laptop and store it on its hard drive ... and I can later remove the music from my laptop.

I figure the 100GB hard drive must be used for something but for the life of me I cannot figure out what it is used for by reading the product description.

Oh - and I understand that I could put all my music on an external hard drive and hook to the Squeezebox Touch. Seems like an okay solution, but I'd rather store it right on the Touch.

Thanks, and I appologize if the answer is obvious or has already been answered.

You must use an attached USB external hard drive...

Where did you see this 100GB drive? There is no such thing on the Touch.

rsteffen
2010-02-05, 23:01
Your PC needs 100MB. Somehow I read this as the Squeezebox providing 100GB.

Thanks for replying.

snarlydwarf
2010-02-05, 23:20
Your PC needs 100MB. Somehow I read this as the Squeezebox providing 100GB.

Thanks for replying.

Yeah though if you don't install SBS on your PC, but instead use the server built into the touch.. you don't need that 100MB on the PC. (Though in reality, if you have a machine with only 100MB free, it'll be barely running at all, SBServer or not... Most OS's start falling apart when disk space depletes..)

The Touch supports SMB ("windows file sharing") so you can either drag and drop files from your laptop to a USB HD attached to the touch, or probably MUCH faster: plug the USB drive into the laptop, copy the files, then move it to the touch.