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iPod mini As Cheap Source For MicroDrive?

Many people are interested in buying the iPod mini and pulling the 4GB Hitachi MicroDrive out for use in a camera. This isn't surprising since the the retail price for the 4GB MicroDrive is $499 and the iPod mini only costs $250.

The question is: Will the mini's MicroDrive work in another device? At this time our answer -admittedly a less than satisfying one- is that we're just not sure. It should, we just can't confirm it, since we don't know if our CF card reader supports the 4GB MicroDrive.

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This topic has been exhausted and is still in active commenting at the forums over at dpreview.com - I suggest you search and ask questions there. It will probably be quicker than waiting for people to post here.