5GB iPod Mini has Landed! 10GB iPod Mini soon to follow!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Apple!Freak, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Apple!Freak macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    East Coast
    Well the custom 5GB iPod Mini has landed, heh. Simply put if you HAVE to have a 5GB iPod Mini and be one of the few who has one, buy a 4GB iPod Mini from Apple, buy a 5GB Seagate Microdrive HERE for $250 and then open up your iPod mini using the instructions found HERE and install your new 5GB Microdrive.

    However in about 4 months I have discovered after a bit of digging that Hitachi (The company Apple uses for the 4GB Microdrive in the mini) stated in an interview that they will be releasing a 10GB version of their Microdrive which Apple will then use in the update iPod Mini.

    Lastly, if you would like a SUPER FAST iPod mini that transfers songs and data at over 100x the current rate you could purchase a SanDisk 2GB 80x Professional Compact Flash card for about $300 and have the fastest iPod Mini on the planet however you would loose 2GB in space.

    Stuff like this is very interesting. Basically for $50 (The price of the regular iPod) and some work you can have a 5GB iPod Mini (Sell the 4GB Micr0drive that comes in the mini for at least $180). It's 4am so I'm going to do some more research tomorrow.
  2. Poff macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2003
    Stavanger, Norway
    sorry, but then you'll have to get a used mini - one of the first ones.

    you can't use the Microdrive in the new ones in photo-cameras and such. they blocked that route.

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