MP3 players cross breeding
This morning, I took apart the iPod mini and the Rio Carbon. For those of you that don't know, iPod mini came with a Hitachi 4GB Microdrive, while Rio Carbon has a Seagate 5GB ST1 Microdrive. I did a drive swap on the two . . .
I connected the Rio Carbon to my computer via the USB 2.0 cable. Then updated firmware, The drive formatted and integrated just fine. All was working great.
On the other hand, I turned on the iPod mini and it showed the Apple logo. Then it showed me the exclamation mark with the file folder logo. No matter what I did, I could not get the iPod mini to update and recover.
By the way, the Seagate 5 GB ST1 Microdrive seems to be different the the Hitachi 4 GB Microdrive.
The Seagate 5 GB ST1 Microdrive would only work in the Rio Carbon. It would not work with any of my CF readers. And it would not even show up as a drive in my notebook's PCMCIA slot. Only the controller showed up . . . I documented in Seagate 5 GB ST1 Drive in PCMCIA
The Hitachi 4 GB Microdrive works just fine in my CompactFlash reader, and I would bet that it would work in the PCMCIA slot (though I haven't tried it yet).
Neither worked on my Canon EOS D30, which only supports FAT16. I'll have to try it on another digital camera that supports FAT32.
I have also tried installing the IBM 1GB Microdrive in the Rio Carbon. It does not work.
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