80GB in an ipod

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  1. EK03 macrumors member

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    Thought i would just bring this to a different post.

    I have a busted powerbook 80GB 4200RPM drive that id like to use in my ipod to try and recover data on it.

    Would this work? If it would i would consider getting a cheap 60GB laptop drive and putting it inside my ipod
     
  2. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    A laptop drive is 2.5", whereas an iPod drive is 1.8". While theoretically, you could get the laptop drive to work, there's no way you'll be able to make it fit inside. Try a Compact Flash hard drive, though, as both the tech at work, and myself, are convinced that if you can fiddle with the pin outs, you can make it work.
     
  3. asphalt-proof macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty certain that it won't fit seeing as how the iPod hard drive is 1" and the PB is 3.5" But hey, knock yourself out. :D
    Pete
    edit: the hard drive sizes: 2.5 for laptop and 1.8 for the iPod (as previously posted).
     
  4. maya macrumors 68040

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    0.85" HDD is in the HDD mobile phones.
    1.0" HDD is in the iPod mini
    1.8" HDD is in the iPod
    2.5" HDD is in the notebooks
    3.5" HDD is in the desktops.


    Confusion I think so. :)
     
  5. Lloyd1994 macrumors member

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    iPod hard drives are 1.8", whereas your powerbook hard drive is 2.5". Unless you made a new iPod case (along with many, many other technical issues that would likely arise) it would not work. If you would like to recover data off of the hard drive I would reccomend getting an external firewire hard drive enclosure or hiring a pro.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Hard drive size aside, wouldn't you be lacking a key software component - the iPod "OS"? Taking a bum drive and installing it into the iPod doesn't give you any additional access to recovery software, and it probably wouldn't even boot up.

    I'd follow Lloyd1994's suggestion and go external or pro to get the data. If it's really "busted" then you'll need the services of a professional.
     
  7. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

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    how much would a data recovery service run me? Also just to help clarify the actual hard drive doesnt need special ipod software as long as its fat32 it can be read in a windows or mac machine, but hte ipod functions like playing music will not work util you format the ipod.
     
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  9. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    why do ppl insist on writing the exact same thing that was written in the three previous posts.
     
  10. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Look at the post times. They are all within 5 minutes or so of each other. Obviously, the person got beaten to the punch.
     
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  12. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Because the ipod HD is 1.8" while a laptop is 2.5" :eek: :D
     
  13. Mord macrumors G4

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    just buy a caddy (firewire) and use data resque X.
     

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