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How to Save Spotify Music to External Hard Drive

The external hard drive works as a portable device to save space. When you need to move files that may occupy huge data space, using an external hard drive must be the best choice. Because all you need is a USB cable to connect it to almost every device to share files. And a giant music library might be one of the storing stuff you may need to save on it.

As for Spotify users, offline listening to Spotify songs may occupy a lot of storage space on a computer since you need to download all the audio files to achieve this. However, if you have an external hard drive to save all your favorite Spotify songs on it, it will be definite a good idea to free up space on your computer.

What's more, these downloaded Spotify songs can be saved on other portable devices for offline listening, you won't lose the qualification to keep listening offline though your Spotify Premium subscription expires. Now learn how TuneCable Spotify Downloader works.

save spotify music to external hard drive

Download Spotify Music to External Hard Drive

Now, follow our steps below to download Spotify music on computer and transfer it to an external hard drive. But before starting, let me introduce you an outstanding Spotify Downloader in advance.

📢 Part 1: Download Spotify Music to Computer

TuneCable's Spotify Music Downloader is exactly what you are looking for to download Spotify songs, playlists and albums to computer. It doesn't matter whether you are a Spotify Premium user or not, TuneCable achieves to download songs from Spotify app and Spotify Web Player to computer at 5x faster speed.

Plus, its conversion function is able to convert Spotify tracks to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and AIFF format. To keep pace with Spotify, almost all ID3 information will preserve as the original. TuneCable Spotify Downloader provides with both Windows and Mac versions.

Key Features of TuneCable Spotify Music Downloader:
  • Download Spotify Music with the original audio quality kept
  • Convert Spotify Music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF at 5x speed
  • Remain the ID3 Tags information of tracks after conversion
  • Permanently save Spotify Music for offline listening
  • Enjoy free update & technical support
spotify music downloader

Step 1: Launch Spotify Downloader on Computer

First of all, download and install TuneCable Spotify Downloader on computer, then launch it. Spotify app is needed while running Spotify Downloader, please make sure you have installed Spotify app on your computer.

While using Spotify Downloader, you can choose to launch Spotify app or open 'Spotify Web Player' for your browser according to your condition.

Launch Spotify downloader and login to Spotify

Step 2: Select Spotify Tracks to Download

Now go to Spotify and find the target Spotify song, playlist, artist or album which you want to download. TuneCable offers two importing forms.

*[1] The first one is to drag and drop playlist/multiple tracks from Spotify to TuneCable directly.

drag and drop spotify songs to spotify downloader

*[2] The other way is to copy the link from Spotify (Right-click on the tracks, choose 'Share' > 'Copy Link'/'Copy Spotify URL') then paste it to the input box in TuneCable.

choose spotify music from spotify web player

Then click 'Parse' to analyze the link. Once it shows up, choose the certain tracks you like and click 'OK' to confirm your selection.

copy spotify link from web player to download

Step 3: Customize Output Format and Other Parameters

Before downloading Spotify songs, simply clickset parameter(Settings) icon to customize the output format and other settings. Close the window to apply when made up your settings.

Convert Settings

  • Output Format: MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF
  • Conversion Mode: Intelligent Mode, Spotify Record, YouTube Download
  • Output Quality: Low(128kbps), Medium(192kbps), High(256kbps), Very High(320kbps)

Output Settings

  • Output Folder: You can choose to change it or not
  • Output Name: {Track Number}, {Title}, {Artist}, {Album}, {Playlist Index}
  • Output Organized: None, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist
customize output spotify format

Step 4: Start to Download and Convert Spotify Music to Computer

And now, you can click 'Convert' button to download and convert Spotify songs on computer.

add spotify tracks

Since TuneCable achieves to download and convert Spotify songs at 5x speed, the conversion process will be finished within a moment.

successfully download spotify music

Step 5: Check Downloaded Spotify Songs on Computer

When it finished, navigate to 'Converted' module to check the downloaded Spotify songs. Click the open output folder (Open output folder) icon of each song to view the exact music files on computer.

check spotify songs

Notice: For trial users, TuneCable only allows to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. To enjoy the complete Spotify Music for offline listening, please buy the full versionWindows / Mac.

📢 Part 2: Save Spotify Music on External Hard Drive

See! You now get the real Spotify music files. Rest of the thing is to transfer downloaded songs to External Hard Drive.

Step 1:Connect the external hard drive to your computer via USB cable. Open 'This PC' to find your External Hard Drive.

Step 2:Navigate to 'TuneCable Spotify Downloader' output folder on PC where you have stored downloaded Spotify Music.

Step 3:Drag and drop desired Spotify songs to the sub-folder in External Hard Drive. ALL DONE!


tips Other Options:

If you are not Spotify user but Amazon or Apple Music users, we still have some options for you. You can also download and convert tracks from Amazon or Apple Music to local. Then save these Amazon Music and Apple Music songs to your external hard drive.

amazon music recorder
Amazon Music Converter

This Amazon Music Converter is aiming for recording songs, album and playlists from Amazon. Supports to convert Amazon Music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF audio formats and save on different devices.

apple music converter
Apple Music Converter

This is specially designed for Apple Music users to convert any audio which can be played in iTunes, such as Apple Music files, audiobooks or iTunes music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV or AIFF format on both your Windows and Mac computer.


Summary: By following all the steps above, I bet you now get the Spotify music files on the external hard drive. Moreover, you can import these downloaded Spotify to other playable devices for playing.

Extra Tips: If you wonder how to save Apple Music to external hard drive, please click here to learn.