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    I broke the screen on my 3G 40G IPOD, instead of getting it fix (too much money), I would rather take out the 40G HD (1.8" Toshiba) and use it in my carPC. My question is, how do I connect this HD to my mother board (BioStar). The HD has what seems to be the PCMCIA connections, but I compared the number of pins, it has less pin the the regular PCMCIA port. Is there an adapter to conver the 1.8" HD to be use in a regular mother board (PATA)..Any help will be greatly appreciated

  • #2
    I'd recommend just selling it and getting a regular sized (or at least standardized, whether that be CF, 2.5", 3.5" etc) drive..

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    • #3
      or maybe a picture of the pins and a pin count
      Progress,.... that is what I keep forgetting ;)
      planning_[++++++++++]. 110%
      parts___[++++++----] around 60%
      install___[-----------] -9,000%

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      • #4
        1.8" hard drive in iPOD or from Toshiba have their own proprietary connector

        this should do it
        http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-iPod-1-8-...QQcmdZViewItem

        this is for the 20 gig model:
        http://sewelldirect.com/i-rocks1.8in...eenclosure.asp
        and a review for it:
        I just recieved my i-rocks IR-9100 1.8" enclosure (Black) from sewelldirect.com I'm using my 20GB drive from my old 4th Gen iPod and it works just fine. My only complaint is that my drive is just a little too thick and the lid bows slightly when I snap it in place. It also comes with a carying case that you can just leave it in so I don't think the lid is going to be a problem.

        I just thought people would like to hear if that enclosure is the right one for iPod drives. It is.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Haystack
          or maybe a picture of the pins and a pin count

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          • #6
            Thank you

            wow, thank you all very much for the helps, the "iPod 1.8 Hard drive to 3.5 IDE Adaptor Adapter" is exactly what I was looking for. Anyone know where I can get a hold of one besides ebay?

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            • #7
              Isn't it firewire? Why don't you just hook it up as an external hard drive?
              Originally posted by ghettocruzer
              I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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              • #8
                It is firewire but thats using the ipods [mother?]board. He wants to take it out of the ipod housing and use it in his system, like some of us would use a laptop hdd. Using the firewire connection and setting it as a boot drive is hariy. Easier to get the adapter.

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