Yesterday, I purchased a 1 TB portable hard drive (Passport Essential SE), as well as an iPod Shuffle at Best Buy. Basically, I have all of my (main) files on my desktop computer. Although it still runs properly, my desktop is getting older, and I wanted to at least back everything up in case the desktop stops working one day.
The backup/transfer process to my Passport Essential SE went smoothly; pretty self-explanatory. I now have it connected to my Toshiba Netbook (NB305). I am able to unlock it and view the files that I backed up from my desktop. I also connected my iPod Shuffle to my NB305 as well.
I would like to know how the best way to go about syncing the iPod Shuffle with iTunes (now backed up to my Passport), through my NB305. Will I have to download iTunes (without transferring my library) to my NB305 and change the location where files are saved to the Passport? I don’t have iTunes installed on my Netbook yet, because my desktop computer is currently used for that. Basically, I just want to be able to access my music from any computer (through my Passport) as well as having the option of adding new music to my iPod. In a sense, it’s like the new computer would be a “go between” from my iPod Shuffle to my Passport (since I can’t connected the Shuffle to the Passport directly).
Thank you for your assistance or re-direction where to get more information.