View Full Version : ipods and the IDE/CF interface..

7th May 2007, 02:43 AM

I really dig ipods - they're great little things. I often wish there was a 'stereo component' ipod - something standalone, with a separate power supply and remote and line-out. I have this kind of fantasy where I take an old ipod nearning the end of it's battery/hdd/clicker life, and convert it to such a unit, by engineering an enclosure and power supply and by adding a standard IDE /PATA hard drive.

I seem to have a few ipod mini bits lying around, so, does anyone know if the ata-like protocol used to drive the CF card can be used somehow with a large standard PATA hard drive? Like the ipod super. (http://www.command-tab.com/2005/03/13/ipod-super/) Googled, but not getting any data on the compatibilty of the ipod/CF and a standard drive.