What connector to use to utilize iPod as a storage drive?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Castel, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I have an 80 GB iPod Classic which has been enabled as a hard drive. I want to take it on a trip to use as a storage drive by connecting a MicroMate USB 2.0 reader (I am getting a 4GB SanDisk SDHC card & a Panasonic TZ5 camera). I want to be able to download photos and movies from the camera to the iPod and then erase the card when needed. I contacted the Apple Store and Apple Care people and they were absolutely no help. They said no one had ever asked about using the iPod as a storage device and had no idea how to do it. I spoke to 5 different people and finally one supervisor said that Apple does not support the use of the iPod as a storage device. This despite the fact they advertise that as a use of the iPod. Can I use an Apple iPod Camera Connector or do I need something different? According to Apple's web site the Connector is compatible with 5G and Photo iPods. It has a dock connector and a USB.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...op_ipod/ipod_accessories/extras&nplm=M9861G/C

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks...
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    You cannot connect a card reader. When Apple say that it can be used as storage they mean as a USB hard drive: you need a computer between them as both the card reader and the iPod as slave devices: you need a master.

    The camera connector is reported as not working with an iPod Classic.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tdhurst

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    Sad

    The camera connector doesn't work with the classic? LAME! I love using it with my 5g iPod. Very handy.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly! I use it all the time on trips. It allows me to leave my laptop at home. I was hoping to upgrade my iPod but now I think I will stick with the 5G...
     
  6. macrumors member

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    device to device without a pc controller only works with firewire.
    usb is dumb as a brick.
     

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