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Topic: Anybody Cracked Open a 6GB iPod?

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:12 PM
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Anybody Cracked Open a 6GB iPod?

I am familiar with the Cheapo engineering in the 4GB iPod where they used the 4GB Compact Flash MicroDrive directly. I was wondering if the 6GB model is like that also. Filled with a similar 6GB Compact Flash MicroDrive.



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dont mini's use HDD's, not flash?



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So familiar that you don't know that the 4Gb mini and the 6Gb mini have a Hard Disk Drive not a compact flash drive.

Here's a pic of it that was taken by ipodlounge after taking it apart:
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So familiar that you don't know that the 4Gb mini and the 6Gb mini have a Hard Disk Drive not a compact flash drive.
What mffn said was correct. The 4gb is indeed a Microdrive which has the compact flash form factor. The 6gb also uses a Microdrive http://reviews.cnet.com/Apple_iPod_M...4.html?tag=tab

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Old 03-29-2005, 09:03 PM
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What mffn said was correct. The 4gb is indeed a Microdrive which has the compact flash form factor. The 6gb also uses a Microdrive http://reviews.cnet.com/Apple_iPod_M...4.html?tag=tab
he wasnt correct. he said they used compact flash. which isnt true. they use 1-inch hard drives. they are about the size and shape of compact flash cards, yes, but they are not compact flash cards.



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Re: Anybody Cracked Open a 6GB iPod?

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I am familiar with the Cheapo engineering in the 4GB iPod where they used the 4GB Compact Flash MicroDrive directly. I was wondering if the 6GB model is like that also. Filled with a similar 6GB Compact Flash MicroDrive.
He said Compact Flash MicroDrive which you conviniently keep leaving out. Yes they are MicroDrives, he is correct. They are in the Compact Flash form factor, yes that is correct, but it is not a stand alone CF card as it's not removable.

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The Microdrive 3K6 is available in removable Compact Flash Type II and embedded versions.
This is the embedded version.



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ditto, what audioscience said



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thanks for clearing that up, i thougth microdrives were just really high capacity compact flashes, besides, it seemed to find the data/song much quicker, but we had just gotten my mom's 4Gb mini
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Thanks to all!

And I did know that they do not use Flash memory. I am very familiar with the 4gb.



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Old 03-30-2005, 12:32 AM
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But my question was/is... with the possible destruction of the iPod mini does the 6GB one have a drive I can pop into my camera or PDA?



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Old 03-30-2005, 01:34 AM
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But my question was/is... with the possible destruction of the iPod mini does the 6GB one have a drive I can pop into my camera or PDA?
Doubtful. Even though the 4gb Mini had the CF form and could therefore fit into cameras, they were still incompatible. So considering the facts, the 6gb has an embedded version, Hitachi's lesson with the Creative MuVoČ, and the standalone CF 6gb Microdrive is actually more expensive than the ipod mini, its highly unlikely that you'll be able to just pop one of these Mini drives into a pda or camera.
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Isn't it silly that they actually took measures to prevent people from being able to remove the microdrive and use it as a memory card in cameras, etc? I don't see what the big deal is what people do with what they've bought...



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Old 03-30-2005, 10:56 AM
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but... isnt there a physical, moving hard disk in the microdrive?



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Old 03-31-2005, 02:01 AM
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Yes. A MicroDrive (TM) is a miniature hard drive in a CompactFlash type II form factor, meaning any camera, etc. that accepts CompactFlash type II will accept a MicroDrive.
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heres an idea, use a CF card, you will have faster access times, yes? even tho you will have a smaller drive.
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