iPod HDD Converter

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  1. spas
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    I have been given a broken ipod mini it has a lovely 4 gig solid state flash block inside it, I want to use this for portable storage.

    I have manged to find one site which sells an IDE version but I would like a usb version without having to get a 2nd converter to plug onto the IDE.

    This is what I have found:
    http://www.ipodmods.com/shop/2125-mini-ide-cable.html

    Who can find at least a UK version of that for me because the is only American shipping for that.


    My dream:

    To put the flash memory block into a match box and have the usb cable coming on the top.
     
  2. Psyfira

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    Am I right in thinking it's a Compactflash (CF) card? In which case a CF card reader on a USB cable is probably about the closest you're going to get.
     
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    It's not solid state. The first solid state iPod was the Shuffle. The first with a screen was the nano. The iPod mini uses a 4/6GB Hitachi/Seagate/Toshiba HDD @ 4200 RPM.
     
  4. Veho

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    I have one like that. It's called a Microdrive. The format is Compact Flash Type 2. Any USB CF reader should be able to read it.

    Also, you can use it in the GBAMP CF and M3 CF [​IMG] (if you modify the casing)
    Sucks the battery like crazy, but hey! 4GB! [​IMG]
     
  5. spas
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    Ahh interesting thanks for the info guys, its been through a spin cycle in a washing machine I think it has survived it though. It has a ribbon cable coming off it onto a connect is that defiantly CF?

    [​IMG]|
    Along the lines of that


    and..


    [​IMG]
    Looks like this accept mine is seagate

    It would very very handy if I could use it with CF can anybody give me some good links to some readers?
     
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    Sorry for the waste of time reading that guys I just found out after taking the black tape of mine that was put on in the manufacturing process it reveled that the ribbon cable was connected via pins and was detachable thus meaning that I have this now:

    [​IMG]

    accept 4GB model
     
  7. H8TR

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    Looks like CF
     
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