What, besides music, is on your ipod?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting a 20GB 4Gen iPod, but only have about 3 GB of music (I wanted the extra space and really like the new click-wheel.) With all that extra space, I figured I'd put panther on it so I can boot on other machines if needs-be. I also plan to back up my system weekly to it.

    Just wondering...what else do you guys put on yours?
     
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    A backup of my iPhoto library, various school documents, and 6 months' worth of my pastor's sermons.
     
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    Some photos, random files, and a backup of the entire hard drive of my old laptop :)
     
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    Mord

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    i have every episode of red dwarf and a folder named "serious work (hard core porno)" which i use to back up my work (no i'm not a pornographer it's a joke)
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Some plays recorded from BBC and some NPR shows. But 13.5 gigs of music and 1 gig of that stuff. And having to start to plot out when to go to 20 gigs.... ;)
     
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    a.k.a. porn.
     
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    stoid

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    I don't think that you can boot off of an iPod drive. Unless they changed something... I couldn't get my Aluminum PowerBook to boot off of my 3rd Gen iPod.
     
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    homerjward

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    well, see my sig for my amount of music, so i back up my "my documents" folder (windows, so ashamed) and various video game trailers and miscellaneous junk. still have like 11 gigs left. a bit ot but do they make dock connector to ethernet cables? i'd really love to be able to boot off my ipod and i cant boot off usb
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    iPods are bootable, but it's not recommended, because excessive disk usage can overheat the drive and lead to failure... it's meant to be updated incrementally, not put under serious strain. But, i know a lot of people that keep a fresh install of OS X on it anyway, just in case they need to boot in an emergency, or pull something off to repair their main system.

    my iPod has only music on it right now, but it's sometimes used for moving large files between work and home... stupid work network puts 10meg limit on emails.

    paul
     
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    howard

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    remember the rumors floating about about putting your home directory on your ipod and using it wherever you go,

    i would love that if it was integrated in a very easy way

    i wish os x had built in sync software for backing up
     
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    vollspacken

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    plays, old time radio, movie quotes, and other speech stuff...

    I plug my iPod in the third (middle) channel of my battle-mixer when I deejay so I don't have to waste one of the two main channels...

    vSpacken
     
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    musicpyrite

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    hehe, I was waiting for someone to take that bait. :D

    Actually I just have the constitution, in note form, some backups of important school papers, and my calendar.
     
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    applemacdude

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    My Archive Of "Important Documents" and Collection Of Happy Photos

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    EJBasile

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    Powerpoints
    Powerpoint notes

    NO- calender items or adresses lol
    does anyone use that- it seems sorta annoying that you have to use your computer to enter info
     
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    dubbz

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    Not an iPod, but...

    Not technically an iPod* ;) but my iHP-120 have seen plenty of use beyond music, at least it used to. I've borrowed it to my friends sometimes so they can use it to transfer big files.

    A while ago I decided to backup one of my Windows partitions because I wanted some additional space for Linux, so I reformated the iHP's disk, using JFS (IBM's journaled filesystem) just for kicks, and copied the files from the Windows partition to the iHP. I left the iHP lying around, and didn't bother to copy the files back to the PC after I had repartitioned my disks since I had no urgent need for those files.
    While I was at work, a friend decided to borrow it and seeing as Windows didn't recognise the filesystem, he promptly reformated it using NTFS, destroying ~10GB of backup files. Several year old documents, source code, graphics... all irreplaceable.

    I mostly use it for music now...

    * Every time I mention that I have a portable player, or they see it, everyone always ask "Is it an iPod?". Kind of funny, really.
     
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    random, essencial files i wouldnt want to lose and have an extra backup, mind u my 15 is now full so i only have about 100 megs worth of stuff that istn music, and my 10 is full also with no files what soever. but if/when a 60GB comes out , im sure ill have a lot mroe use for it and my files
     

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