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I am the user of Mac mini i7 server. There are 2 internal hard drive. I have had itunes library about 470G. It is nearly the limit of one hard drive.Can I config the Os so 2 Hard drives can be seen as One? I want to keep on saving songs to the same library. As I know the itunes can only treat one file as the music library. Am I correct?

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