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Broken iPod 5G Replaces Hard Drive for Compact Flash

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Tarkan Akdam hated the iPod until his wife demanded one. However, instead of getting a new one he went the cheap way: got a broken one on eBay, a couple of small parts, a 4GB Compact Flash card and ended up with a custom 5.6mm x 51mm x 61mm module to replace its broken hard drive. The result: iPod as new, with less space but more battery life. [Tarkan Akdam's Bored]

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I always thought that Apple should have offered an 8GB iPod Video with solid state storage. It saves a lot in the battery department. Watching movies goes through battery power quickly and Apple still hasn't been kind enough to incorporate a swappable battery design. 8GB is plenty of room to keep a handful of movies and quite a few songs. It would be more than enough for the average plane ride or commuter. The Nano's display just isn't big enough to enjoy video.