DIY: Convert the iPod Mini to a Flash-Based Player

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Why would someone want to replace the iPod mini hard drive with a compact flash card? Well, why not? Compact flash cards are becoming readily available in larger and larger capacities (16GB iPod mini anyone?) and it requires much less battery power than a hard drive. If you have a large CF card laying around and want to revive that iPod mini, hit the link below and get modding.

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turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod [geek technique]

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Very cool, but I just wanted to point out that this is far from a given. Some microdrives (like Seagate's USB Pocket Hard Drives) use a proprietary, non-IDE interface to defeat modders who rip out the drives to use in their digital cameras or mp3 players.