Addonics Adapters Let Users \'Mod\' Their iPods

Addonics Technologies has announced several accessories that allow users to attach iPod hard drives to any computer, repair faulty iPod drives, or convert their iPod to accept Compact Flash media.

Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) has announced a pair of accessories that allows users to easily convert their Apple™ iPod™ into a Compact Flash -based player as well as use the Toshiba™ 1.8 -inch iPod hard drive with any computer.


The Addonics Toshiba 1.8'ZIF to 2.5' IDE hard drive connector converter allows iPod owners to connect their iPod hard drive as a regular 2.5' hard drive to other computers. With the choice of a ZIF or original iPod connector, a user who has a defective iPod can also export data off the drive. It can also be connected to the standard 40 pin IDE cable common found on any desktop computer, server, and most industrial PCs by adding the Addonics 2.5' to 3.5' converter kit.

With the new Addonics converter any Toshiba 1.8 -inch hard drive can also become a read only drive by using the standard IDE Write blocker, which makes it an appropriate solution for forensics applications.

List price of the Toshiba 1.8'ZIF to 2.5' IDE hard drive connector converter (AAT18ZIF25) is $17.99 for ZIF iPod hard drives and $14.99 for original hard iPod drives (AAT18IDE25). Addonics iPod accessories are compatible with any operating system that supports IDE storage.

The Perfect iPod Mod - Convert your Hard Drive to Compact Flash

With the Addonics 1.8' ZIF - CF Adapter users can make their iPod more shock resistant and achieve fast throughput by replacing the ZIF hard drive inside their Apple iPod with the fast, reliable, and high speed Compact Flash media.

The adapter (ADZIFCF) supports several types of Compact Flash media including PIO, DMA, UDMA4 for up to a 40MB/s transfer rate. In addition to iPods, the adapter supports any laptop computer or portable device that uses a 1.8 -inch ZIF connector. It has a MSRP of $23.99.

Addonics products are available through the company online store www.shopaddonics.com, major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and distributors, including Amazon.com, PC Connection, CDW, Buy.com, Provantage.com, Insight, and Ingram Micro.

Addonics Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of external and mobile storage products. Addonics is headquartered at 1918 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95131. Phone: 408 -433 -3899. Visit Addonics at www.addonics.com

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