new ipod questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jigglyjon, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. jigglyjon macrumors member

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    Seattle, WA
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    I am looking to buy a new ipod and have a few questions.
    I am looking to get either a 20 or a 15. I calculated the price and and if i were to get a seperate dock and wired remote, the price of the 15 gb would be about 366 with tax. this isnt even w/ the included belt clip.
    The question i have is:
    is it possible to use an ipod as an external hard drive. I havent been able to look to much into in, and i know how quick people on these forums are to help. Also could i just use my ipod for music without having the music on my iBook. Thanks
     
  2. thekaiser macrumors member

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    The answer to your first question is yes. You can use the iPod as an external hard drive. It shows up as a drive in the finder when you enable it to act as a firewire drive.

    As for your second question. You can have the music on your iPod and then erase from your mac, but iTunes will not be able to retrieve it back from the iPod. By having it on your mac it allows iTunes to sync with your iPod.
     
  3. jigglyjon thread starter macrumors member

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    after i posted i looked around online and found this great site.

    http://www.ipodlounge.com

    I found out all my answers and i am gonna get one tomorrow!!! YAY
     

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