could i make a flash iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Scarlet Fever, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    I found the other day that a CF card has a similar (if not identical) pin layout to the 1.8" drives used in the iPods. My mate has a 5th Gen iPod which is out of warranty with a dead HDD, so we wanted to experiment with it.

    could i replace the HDD with a CF card in his iPod?

    EDIT; i just read that the iPod Minis use microdrives, which have a similar interface to the CF cards. would it be better to use a CF card in an old iPod Mini?
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    I believe it has been done before with a mini and works well. Not sure about the 5G though.

    I am sure someone can pull up the article where someone did this.
     
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    Link

    Second time today that shows just how useful not deleting old RSS items is.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The person here replaced the hard drive of an iPod with a CF card. You can also do it with the mini, but I searched and couldn't find anything for the iPod Video.
     
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    Well, if nothing else, and your friend decides not to, I'd be interested in it for parts.

    Oh, BTW, the 5Gs connector is completely different.

    I would know. I popped open mine to swap the HDDs with my Photo until I got it fixed, but the connectors are completely different going in and out of the drive. The 4G/Photo has a standard CF looking connector, but the 5G has one of those thin ribbon cable connectors you find in laptops.
     
  6. Scarlet Fever thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ow. ah well, i suppose i can still do the mod to my dead 1st gen iPod :D
     

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