Transfer Music from iPod to External Hard Drive

Hi, Can anybody please tell me if it's possible to download music from my classic to an external hard drive and would copyright issues be involved perhaps stopping me downloading all the music. Most of the music is from my own CD's. Thanks.

Sometimes, you have the intention to transfer music on your iPod to external hard drive for backup. Then, when you get a new computer, meet a computer crash, or lose music on your iPod, you can get music back to the computer and iPod in no time. To transfer music from iPod to hard drive, you need some help. Look here: Wondershare TunesGo Retro - iOS Transfer (for Windows users) or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) - iOS Transfer for Mac. This program gives you the chance to transfer selected or all music on your iPod to external hard drivewithout effort.

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Note: Both Windows version and Mac version support iPod touch running iOS 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5, iPod classic, iPod touch and iPod shuffle. The Mac version doesn't support iPod touch 3. Here, I provide you with the whole supported iPod models and the supported iOS.

Part 1: Transfer Music from iPod to External Hard Drive Easily

I'll show you how to copy songs from iPod to external hard drive with Wondershare TunesGo Retro (for Windows users). Mac users can follow the similar steps to complete the music transfer.

Now, install this program on your computer. Launch it to get the window like the screenshot shows below.

transfer music from ipod to external hard drive

Step 1. Connect the iPod and external hard drive to the computer

Use USB cables to connect both of your iPod and external hard drive to the computer. TunesGo Retro will recognize and show your iPod in the primary window at once. If your external hard driveis detected by your computer, you can find it on your computer.

transfer music from ipod to hard drive

Step 2. Transfer iPod music to external hard drive

In the bottom line, click "Export Music to Folder". Then, find the external hard driveand transfer music to it.

transfer ipod music to external hard drive

Or, try this way. Click "Media" in the left sidebar. Usually, the music window shows up on the right. if not, click "Music" on the top line to get the music window. All songs on your iPod are displayed there. Select the songs you'd like to transfer. After that, click "Export to".

After the drop-down list appears, find the external hard driveand choose a folder to save the iPod music. Then, this music transfer process begins. Be sure your iPod is connected before the process comes to an end.

transfer ipod songs to external hard drive

Apart from transferring music files, you can also transfer playlist to external hard drive. In the playlist window, click "Playlist" to reveal all the playlists on the right pane. Likewise, select your wanted playlists and click "Export to". Browse your computer until you find the external hard drive. Then, transfer playlist to it.

copy ipod music to external hard drive

Try Wondershare TunesGo Retro to copy iPod music to external hard drive.

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Part 2: Comparison Between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro

In view that some customers are confused about the functions between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro, we have listed a detailed comparison table between them for further reference. Through the table, you can easily distinguish their differences: TunesGo focuses on freeing your music to discover, download, manage and enjoy your favorite music with a relatively higher price; meanwhile, TunesGo Retro is mainly to transfer music, photos, videos, playlists from your iPhone, iPad& iPod to iTunes Library& PC for backup, to manage music and photos freely with a relatively competitive price. Following are the details:

Supported Devices
iOS Devices
iPod
Android Devices  
Music & Playlist
Add Music to iTunes  
Export Music from iTunes  
Convert Unsupported Formats of Music to iTunes  
Delete Music from iTunes  
Delete Music and Video on Device
De-duplicate Music in iTunes  
Remove Lost Files in Tunes  
Search and Delete the Repeated Music on Device
Fix Music ID Tags of iTunes  
Supplement Music Covers of iTunes  
Directly Fix, Edit and Save ID3 Information on Device.  
Download Music from YouTube,SoundCloud etc.  
Record Online Music on Music Sites, Like 8Track, Rdio etc.  
Record App Music, Like Spotify Music etc.  
Burn iTunes Music to CD  
Generate Car Playlist  
Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

iTunes <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

PC <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

Device <-> Device

Intelligently Transfer to iTunes:Only Transfer What's Missing in iTunes
Playlists Are Exported from iTunes with the Original Smart Sorting Rules.
Support to Transfer Users' Data Information: Rating,Play Counts, Skip Counts.
Convert Unsupported Formats to be Supported Ones Automatically via Transfer.
No Need to Use iTunes to Transfer Files to iOS Devices.

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