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Put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod!

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Mark made an adapter which enables anyone to upgrade 1G,2G,3G and 4G iPods to be upgraded with Compact Flash!

These last few days I’ve been living like a monk. Why? Well, after the success of my former project, turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod, I started thinking “wouldn’t it be great if we could do this to almost any iPod ever made?”…

geektechnique.org: put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod! – Link.

14 thoughts on “Put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod!

  1. What I really want to do is to put a 2.5″ drive into an iPod. And yes I know it won’t fit! I need some help with the circuitry to raise the 1.8″ drives 3.3v supply to the 5v needed by a 2.5″ drive.

    Why? Because I want to carry more than 80Gb and 120Gb 2.5″ drives are now cheap.

  2. It might be worth contacting a seller of the 2.5″ to CF adaptors you can buy on ebay. They would know who can make these cheaply. You could do a PCB yourself, you can buy CF connectors at digikey.

  3. A real coup would be to make this so that the CF card is REMOVEABLE from the outside. That way, a user could easily upgrade the card!

  4. Labelling as HOWTO is a little deceptive, especially as the article even contains “This is not a howto”, and is really about selling you an adapter, so you can plug it in without MAKEing anything.

    I would actually suspect that he would not sell fewer adapters by posting the full schematics, as a minority of the people who want to stick flash in the ipod actually want to attempt the soldering required.

  5. from what i have found it looks like is most but not all ipods run in true ide mode (a cf card mode) so sticking a cf card is not the issue but the tight space needed to make an adapter…

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