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iFanaddic
Oct 13, 2008, 07:30 PM
I know nothing about macs.. Im gonna make the switch soon..
I hope this question is not entirely stupid.. Is it possible to use an old iPod 5G as an external HD? I am planning to use it with time machine.. is it possible? My iPod is 30GB it's not a lot but I could probably back up my most important files? Right? Dont be too arsh with me.. Ive never used a mac before..



JediMeister
Oct 13, 2008, 08:26 PM
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/11421.html
iPods can't be used as a backup location even in disk mode. External hard drives are always dropping in price, buy one at least as large as your internal drive on the Mac unless you intend to exclude everything except your home folder (user profile on a Mac)