Use old 4g iPod hard drive as USB drive?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Burtonsnow9, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Burtonsnow9 macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2008
    ok so my old 4g iPod has been dead for some time now(cracked screen) and i was thinking about taking the 20 gig hard drive out and converting it to a usb drive. Does anyone know of a good adapter for this?

    and does anyone know if that hard drive (toshiba 20 gig) can handle having an OS installed and using it for that reason?

    any help would be great!:D
  2. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
  3. Burtonsnow9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2008
    thanks a lot, that really helps.

    the only other thing i want to know is if these drives can handle an OS being installed and booting from it.
  4. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Yes they can. However, its not ideal long term, only occasional use. Because 1, they are slow. And 2, they wont last long with continuous heavy use (Running an OS on such a drive strains it much more than a few MP3's ever would)

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