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How to backup data on a removed iPod hard drive?

Hello, I have a broken iPod Video which won't boot up, but it's possible the hard drive can still function. I was wondering what type of external case/adapter should I be looking for if I want to connect said hard drive to a computer?

Also, I own another functioning iPod 3rd Generation 20GB (Model: A1040). Will I be able to remove the hard drive from Video and swap it with the drive in 3rd Gen? I was hoping to use my 3rd Gen iPod as the external case for the extracted drive from Video, is it compatible?

Thank you.

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Hi,

there are adapters for the iPod Toshiba and Hitachi hard disks to connect them to a 2.5" or 3.5" ribbon cable. With the hard drive connected this way you copy can all folders in the

Portable Media Devices\IPOD (F:)\iPod_Control\Music

folder to your hard drive.

AFAIK the 3rd Gen. iPod uses a different connector for the hard drive. So this won´t work without another adapter, but i don´t know if there is such an adapter.

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