iPod as a Hard drive...

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  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I plug my iPod in... I drag/transfered some videos over to my iPod for storage purposes...

    So I went to transfer them back to my harddrive... and it gets up to about 16-18.5 MB and stops dead.

    The finder stops working... it freezes solid...

    If I unplug my iPod it unfreezes... but I want these videos on my hard drive for when I take my iPod with me during the day...


    What gives?

    Any insight?
     
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  3. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Uhh a video camera...

    The iPod is fine with up'ping ... I'm just not sure about to my hard drive...
     
  4. Kit Fist0 macrumors newbie

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    I'd restart the computer. Unplug any other Firewire peripherals, then try it. Maybe you should also try a different mac, just to see if it is a problem with your card.
     
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    How fragmented is your Ipod and how fragmented is your own HD? And how full are they? I had these problems with my G3 B&W and my ipod. The HD of the B&W was almost full and severe fragmented. The Ipod almost the same. Especially with video files, which played fine normally from my Ipod. New video files didn't play anymore and got corrupted. So check your HD's with diskwarrior or something and do a clean install on your pod and Mac and format your HD's!!
     
  6. displaced macrumors 65816

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    Try running a disk scan on your iPod:

    • Restart it (hold Menu and Play)
    • Hold down Previous, Select and Next at the same time as it starts.
    • The screen will go blank. Wait a few secs, then release the buttons.
    • In the menu, choose HDD SCAN using the Prev/Next buttons, not the scroller.
    • Press Select to begin the scan.

    This'll take a while! Probably best to have the iPod plugged into the mains charger.

    If you want to abort the scan, press & hold Menu and Play.
     
  7. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah I think my hd and my iPod are a little fragmented...

    I did a diskwarrior to my iPod before... I guess it screwed up the first time...

    I did it again and now I'm able to copy files over again... :confused:


    but you have all given great advice...


    displaced - thats neat! Where did you learn that I don't even think its in the iPod Manuel! :eek:


    Thanks for your help!
     
  8. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Geez I tried to run disk scan overnight...


    I think the iPod superheated... the bar didnt move any...


    I don't think it disk scanned... also

    *ouch* The iPod was like on fire!

    Geez it was burning up I removed it and turned it off immediately!


    What was that? :eek:
     
  9. nargot macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem. Mine was a stuffed ipod, it had critical sector errors and got replaced under applecare. With mine everytime i formatted the ipod the sector error was just relocated and eventually would just cease up to computer until the ipod was removed. If you have warranty use it ASAP.
     
  10. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    It seemed my iPod was just heavily fragmented... not sector error...


    I hope mine doesn't have that tho...! :eek:
     
  11. nargot macrumors regular

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    I hope it works fine for you now
     
  12. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    How did you find that out?
     

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