I read that an mp3 player is a hard drive to music. Can i reprogram it to make a hard drive?

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the old ipods were a spinning hdd. would not be too hard to pop it out and format it. the newer ones are all flash memory. may as well go with a flash drive if you're gonna use flash memory anyway. probably cheaper than an mp3 player as well.

rasperry pi would be a solid option as well. pretty small and there are a ton or resources for how to use them in many different projects.
 

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Question from seaels1218 : "I read that an mp3 player is a hard drive to music. Can i reprogram it to make a hard drive?"



 

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the old ipods were a spinning hdd. would not be too hard to pop it out and format it. the newer ones are all flash memory. may as well go with a flash drive if you're gonna use flash memory anyway. probably cheaper than an mp3 player as well.

rasperry pi would be a solid option as well. pretty small and there are a ton or resources for how to use them in many different projects.
 

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Most non apple mp3 players already have the option for simple data storage. Whether they be spinning drives or flash drives, you still need the controller card circuitry. A better bet would be a simple raspberry pi with a $14 SD card. Or just tear into an old laptop for a hdd. Robots generally don't need GBs of storage.
 
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