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Copy music library to external hard drive for Mac laptop to drive Sonos Play Five

  • 2 August 2018
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My large music library is on my PC, but I am trying to see if I can copy that to an external hard drive to use on vacation with an Apple MacBook Pro laptop to drive my Play Ones and Play Fives.
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Best answer by Airgetlam 3 August 2018, 01:21

You can put your music library on any hardware the computer can see, and point the Sonos app at that location. This is how the NAS solution works.

A couple of caveats, though. You can’t put it in a cloud drive (like Dropbox, for instance), and there may be a need to be sure that SMB v1 is turned on (I think).

It’s hard to tell whether you are talking about a normal external drive or a true NAS, but you should be able to make either work.
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You can put your music library on any hardware the computer can see, and point the Sonos app at that location. This is how the NAS solution works.

A couple of caveats, though. You can’t put it in a cloud drive (like Dropbox, for instance), and there may be a need to be sure that SMB v1 is turned on (I think).

It’s hard to tell whether you are talking about a normal external drive or a true NAS, but you should be able to make either work.
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If you just want a drive and not to have to use your computer the WD Live Drives work well for that.

If you want to use a drive accessed through your Mac pretty much any drive it has a connection for will do the job.