Use an iPod as a USB drive ?
alex at tweedly.net
Wed May 10 10:09:05 CDT 2006
Marian Petrides wrote:
> Uh, Alex, the info is actually right there on the website and
> (mirabile dictu!) right there in the manual--which Mac users are, of
> course, notorious unlikely to do.
> The following is a direct quote from the iPod Nano user's manual (aka
> Features Guide) which I found on Apple's support website under the
> Manuals tab.
Thanks Marian - I didn't think to look in the Support section, I only
checked the iPod section and the Apple Store. (The "Tech Specs" in the
Store did hint that you could - but it was a hint rather than a clear
statement (in view of the comments seen in reviews).
> Using iPod nano as an External Disk
> You can use iPod nano as an external disk to store and download data
> Note: To download music and other audio files to iPod nano, you must
> use iTunes. For
> example, you won’t see songs you download with iTunes in the
> Macintosh Finder or in
> Windows Explorer. Likewise, if you copy music files to iPod nano in
> the Macintosh
> Finder or Windows Explorer, you won’t be able to play them on iPod nano.
Ahhh - that explains the comment I had seen elsewhere - you can copy
files to an iPod being used as an external disk, but can't then play
them as tunes. How strange, and annoying.
Alex Tweedly http://www.tweedly.net
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