iPod ipod has harddrive question

starstreak

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Dec 5, 2004
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I have the 60gig ipod photo(or whatever they are calling the newest model)

WHen I first connected it, It would come up as a harddrive in my windows. I did not have the thing in itunes "use as harddrive" checked. I could copy files over and even unplug the ipod without first undocking it.
Today when I plugged in my ipod it loaded up itunes synced and disconnected. I saw the harddrive show up in my windows list, but then it dissapeared. The only way I can keep it from going away is by adding the checkmark "use as harddrive" in itunes. Is something wrong, or am I really supposed to have that checked?
 

kgarner

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If you want to use it as a hard dirve, then you have to keep that option checked. It probably allowed you to do it that first time because it hadn't been paired with iTunes yet.
 
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starstreak

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what about if I want to use this ipod on another computer? say a work computer without itunes. how will it work if there is no itunes?

And is it still ok to unplug the unit without first undocking it as long as I have no data being transfered?
 
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TDM21

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Your computer at work will see it as a regular hard drive. (I don't remember if need any drivers are needed) It is also a good idea to unmout your iPod before disconnecting it. Better to be safe then sorry.
 
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starstreak

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Ok, but on the main computer at least, as long as this is the computer doing teh itunes syncing, I have to make sure the Harddrive box is checked?
 
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