Can a iPod be used for digital camera storage???

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by chazmox, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. chazmox macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if I could use my iPod as a portable storage hub for a Firewire equipped digital camera??? Does anyone know of any third party hackware that would allow me to download pictures from a camera to an iPod for temp storage... basically trying to save $ on Compact Flash...

    Thanks!
     
  2. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    the only thing that can write data in/out of the iPod is the MacOS.
     
  3. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    well, yes and no.

    you can use the iPod as a portable storage, but you would still have to connect the camera to a Mac and from the Mac to the iPod.

    but i guess you have known that.
     
  4. madamimadam macrumors 65816

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    I might just mention, you do not need to have a Mac but you do have to have a computer in between. While Firewire supports the sending of data between non-computer items your camera would not know how to upload to the firewire drive (iPod)
     
  5. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    oh....

    ;)

    i thought we were assuming, that the computer is a MAC.

    sorry.
     
  6. xj9000 macrumors newbie

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    iPod Harddrive

    I remember reading somewhere that it is not good to use the iPod hard drive too much. People have managed to load the iPod with OS X and use it as their boot drive, but your battery life and hard drive will suffer for due to the activity.
     

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