Discussion in 'iPod' started by sammyg, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. sammyg macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2006
    If I remove the micro-drive from the iPod will I be able to use it in my Sony R1?
    It is like CF right?
  2. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    don't hold me to this? I don't think so unless its the iPod mini, if I remember correctly, back in the time, buying an iPod nano was cheaper than buying just the harddrive. this meant people were stripping out the harddrives of these iPods.
  3. sammyg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2006
  4. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Compact flash is cheap as dirt right now. Go buy yourself a 4GB CF Card and save yourself a lot of heartache.

    Yes, some people did succesfully remove these microdrives and use them. I sertainly wouldn't jam one in my cameras, though.
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004

    This used to be possible with other MP3 players (Archos and Rio) but then people were buying them just for the cheap microdrives. These companies eventually built firmware or something of the sort into the microdrives and they can no longer be used in cameras or other devices.

    You can buy a 4GB microdrive for $150 or less. I got one for $129 3 weeks ago at Best Buy.

    Currently you can get a 4GB Sandisk CF for $150 and a 4GB Ultra II (one of the fastest CF cards) for $179.

    Check out

    Also, if you still have your mind set on taking apart an iPod, search the forums first, at


    good luck

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