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I'm running out of storage space on my 2009 MacBook Pro. Mainly I have a lot of photos and music in iTunes. What are my options to avoid buying a new computer?

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I basically want to know what my options are.

Should I buy more storage for my MacBook?? What would the cost be?
I'm interested in cloud storage. But would we still be able to view photos in iphoto or listen to music in itunes if the files are not stored on my computer locally?
What other options do I have?
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by:Dan Craciun
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The cheapest option (aside from the delete option) is an external USB drive. Around $100 for 1TB.

Most work in a Mac as well as in a PC and you'll have the advantage that you can exchange data with your or your friend's PCs.

For ex. this: http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Backup/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1393361385&sr=1-2&keywords=wd+passport

HTH,
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If I get a hard drive, can I put my iphoto and itunes files on the external hard drive and they will still be useable from the iphoto and itunes apps even though they aren't on the local laptop drive?
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If you setup iphoto and itunes to include the external hdd, then as long as it's connected you will be able to see the music/photos.

Here's the official guide for Itunes: https://support.apple.com/kb/ht1449
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