iPod Classic as USB drive?

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  1. elfy macrumors 6502

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    Hi there. I just got a new tv which has a USB port allowing me to play media from a USB flash drive. Is there a way to use my iPod Classic for this? Not a problem if not but it was just a thought that came to me, since I can use it as a drive when plugged into my iMac. The tv's a Samsung UE32EH5000.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I think the harddrive is way too slow for this.
     
  3. elfy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, okay. Like I say, just a thought. Got a 64GB flash drive ordered anyway. Cheers.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You could do it, but it'd put a lot of wear and tear on it. The video options on the iPod were meant to deal with movies that are custom tailored to fit the screen, and are very small in size - We're talking 120MB per 2 hours. It's designed to run smoothly when it's within that range. The current iPod Nano is the same specification too.

    The disk use has always been there mainly for notes, calendar syncing, and the small chance that you needed to use it as a flash drive for documents. People used to use it in desperate times when they needed to re-install OS X from a copy of their installer or other means (FireWire versions only though).

    I would suggest an external drive vs a flash drive. The sticks are not very good for running off of constantly either. You're going to wear it down very quickly.
     
  5. elfy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info Jessica, much appreciated. Might end up using my external drive then.
     
  6. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    I would even wonder if the tv would read the drive or if it can only read flash memory just a thought.
     
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