When I bought my iPod, My laptop PissCee's HDD's free space was only 2GB or less. I decided to manually move my iTunes files manually to iPod and then delete the files from the library, to have space for the next cd-mp3 conversion.
[CD] --> [PissCee = 2GB free] --> move manually to [iPod]
Now I have 2 external FW hard disks, one 20GB FW/USB and one 160GB FW/USB.
What do I have to do now to move my music (currently running into 17GB), into an external HDD itunes library so I can synch it to my iPod, rather than making my iPod the sole repository of my music files?
[iPod] --> [PissCee = 2GB free] --> [20GB XHDD][160GB XHDD] - so all future CD ripping to MP3 will be directed to the external HDD itunes library.
Some of the original CD's kasi went back to my brothers and cousins, and I fear that updating my iTunes might also lead to a wipeout of the music and files.
What are the steps that I need to take to make that smooth and worry-free transition from iPod based collection to an iTunes library based collection?