Put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod!

Put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod!

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. jbond says:

    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. TomParker says:

    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. fstedie says:

    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. bjoern_kah says:

    natrium24 has already connected a 2.5″ harddrive via compact flash interface to nintendo ds:

    wouldn’t it be possible simply to use a cf-ide adapter and a 3.5-1.8 adapter?

  5. pflodo says:

    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.

  6. philliptorrone says:

    i removed “how-to”

  7. krgroce says:

    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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