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    What to do with a mini hard drive?

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    What to do with a mini hard drive?
    I took the hard drive out of my mini, because it was broken beyond repair. What can I do to see if the hard drive still works, and what can i do with it? Sell it on ebay?

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    What to do with a mini hard drive?
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    I'd buy a new one, since it's beyond repair. eBay should be your last option.

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    If it's broken beyond repair, then it should not work. You could sell it for a few dollars on eBay. I'd take it to a computer recycling facility and dispose of it properly.

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    What to do with a mini hard drive?

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    I ment that the iPod was broken. It was actually my brothers, and he really didn't take care of it. You don't even want to know what he did with it. I mean if I sold just the hard drive on eBay, could I get anything for it? I'd have to sell it as is, unless I have some way to see if its still functunal.

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    What to do with a mini hard drive?

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    You could use it in a digital camera or anything that takes Compact flash cards as microdrives (as used in the mini) are the same physical size.
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    What to do with a mini hard drive?
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    I'd take it apart... just to look at all the cool looking parts.

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    What to do with a mini hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie View Post
    You could use it in a digital camera or anything that takes Compact flash cards as microdrives (as used in the mini) are the same physical size.
    I took the 4gb Microdrive out of my old mini - and yes - it fits into cameras that take CF or Microdrive - but the camera fails to recognise the card. The same happens if I try it in a card reader.
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