Useful iPod hard drive?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by eddies1j2, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. eddies1j2 macrumors newbie

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    Right now I have an iPod Photo (4th Gen) it has a 30Gb hard drive. I was thinking if it is possible to open the iPod and grab the hard drive and use it as an external hard drive. Is this possible, also do they sell hard drive cases that are compatible with the hard drive model?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    The answer to your questions is most likely yes, but why? In disk mode, the iPod becomes an external hard drive all on its own (at no further cost).
     
  3. -kritter- macrumors regular

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    idk why you would want to do this, you can just plug your ipod in and use it in disk mode and drag whatever you wanted on to it, but external drive enclosures do exist for 1.8 inch drives... hear is a link to one
    http://insidecomputer.stores.yahoo.net/1usb20alhadr.html
    but then again i cant remember if the 4th gen 30GB drives were those multi platter thick ones witch would not work with the enclosures because of their thickness...i think they were
    someone correct me if im wrong though...
     
  4. 103734 Guest

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    wait wait, I didnt know 4th gens came in 30 gig, or do you have a iPod Photo?
     
  5. eddies1j2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i have an iPod Photo 30gb

    Thanks for the answers
     

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