Ibook G4 hard disk in 3rd generation ipod ???

Discussion in 'iPod' started by davidcalvet, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. davidcalvet macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I just found my old 3rd generation IPOD, that was broken (the folder icon appear in the screen).
    And I was wonder if I can put my 60gb hard disk from my old IBOOK G4, that died last year (but the hard disk can be still in use using firewire conection) in the old ipod, wich lood pretty big.

    Somebody tried it allready ?

    thank you
  2. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2006
    I'm fairly certain the iPods used 1.8" drives, versus the iBook's 2.5".
  3. davidcalvet thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
  4. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    Yes, ipod's used the really small 1.8's. But for $149 with all the video features and a SSD drive, you just have to go with the new Nano!
  5. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Did you try restoring the iPod?

    The folder showing up sounds more like that kind of issue.
  6. davidcalvet thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    no I did not

    As the firts replyer wrote, they are in diferent sizes and tipes, so I did no even tryed.
    It was just to use my hard disk in the ibook more practically than to use it having to plug in the computer, start the computer, and take the fire-wire cable to my macbook ... to many things.

    But thank you anyway for responding.

    By the way, I have a 80gb ipod.

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