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Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2009 12:19 PM (in response to nico_657)The iPod touch does not have the "hard disk mode" that would allow you to use the Touch as a hard drive as is possible with other iPod models. There are, however, apps available in the App Store that allow storage of files on the iPod touch, albeit with limitations (it's not anywhere near as transparent as the "hard drive mode". Some suggestions as to such apps can be found here:
http://db.tidbits.com/article/9858?rssiMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24" 4GB ATI 2600, Mac OS X (10.6.2), PowerMac G5 2.0GHz DP, Dell w/ Windows Vista Unlimited SP2, several others VM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2009 3:30 PM (in response to nico_657)
Is this possible to use an iPod touch as a hard disk ?, to anythings else then music files ?
I use a free app called Discover
I tried a few and decided to keep this one. You wirelessly connect through Wifi to the iPod Touch through a browser using WebDAV by typing in your iPod's IP address followed by a port number you determine. It's simple and quick.
The only real limitation is the amount free space on your device.
There is a viewer built-in so you can look at your Office files, PDF, Word, Excel, etc.
There is an added benefit over the competitors that allows you to transfer files from iPod to iPod to iPhone, etc as long as all devices are within the same Wifi network and running the Discover app.(2) Mini 1.66 Ghz Duo Core • MacBook 1.83 Ghz Duo Core, Mac OS X (10.5.8), (2) B+W G3/500 • Gigabit G4/1.6 Ghz Dual • iPod Touch 32GB 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2010 7:54 PM (in response to William Smith9)Oh, since then I found another cool free one called *FTP Server* by Savy Soda
Access your Touch as a wireless hard drive via the FTP protocol with no limitations.
EDIT: another one...
*Wifi HD Free* by Savy Soda(2) Mini 1.66 Ghz Duo Core • MacBook 1.83 Ghz Duo Core, Mac OS X (10.5.8), (2) B+W G3/500 • Gigabit G4/1.6 Ghz Dual • iPod Touch 32GB 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2010 9:38 PM (in response to sparky67)I don't know the reason why apple doesn't allow the iPod touch to be used as a portable hard drive, but as sparky has said on prior post, there are several programs on the app store that make the iPod as a hard drive. That discover app is one of the best one I had tried on my iPod and far is the best that I recommend.... I also have on my iPod an application that I use frequently to is called "download manager" for also downloading files.
You might want to look at the user reviews in iTunes first before you give them a try.
Avatron Software Air Sharing, $5 (iTunes App Store)
Magnetism Studios FileMagnet, $5 (iTunes App Store)
Veiosoft DataCase, $7 (iTunes App Store)iPod touch 3rd generation (OS 3.1.2), Powerbook G4 (15-inch),, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 500 Mhz mercury model
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2010 10:48 PM (in response to nico_657)It's much cheaper to pick up a USB flash drive and they can be so small as well. Also, you would need to carry your USB to iPod cable to use it. Just MHO.iMac 24" 3GB |, Mac OS X (10.5.5), | 0.5TB TC | AEBS | iPod Touch G2 16GB
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2010 10:59 PM (in response to VA2020)
Also, you would need to carry your USB to iPod cable to use it.
The solutions in this thread only require wifi. Can not use USB cable even if you wanted.(2) Mini 1.66 Ghz Duo Core • MacBook 1.83 Ghz Duo Core, Mac OS X (10.5.8), (2) B+W G3/500 • Gigabit G4/1.6 Ghz Dual • iPod Touch 32GB 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2010 11:15 PM (in response to sparky67)
The solutions in this thread only require wifi. Can not use USB cable even if you wanted.
Yes, I was thinking of something else regarding the USB cable like syncing. Disregard the USB comment.
Still, a flash drive is a better solution than hogging up valuable space on the iPod Touch.iMac 24" 3GB |, Mac OS X (10.5.5), | 0.5TB TC | AEBS | iPod Touch G2 16GB
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2010 6:07 PM (in response to nico_657)Hi,
I have tried using several of these FTP apps on my iPod Touch 32GB 3gen (software version v3.1.2) but none of them work (including Discover after reading this thread)!
My son who got exactly the same iPod Touch for Xmas, and from the same retailer, installed the FTP app entitled Files Lite and it worked straightaway on my wifi network.
I have 3 Windows XP SP3 PCs on my network, and they all have the same problem.
I have tried uninstalling the apps and re-installing, "rebooting", "resetting", and "erase all content and settings", but still it fails to work.
I have contacted Apple but they were none too helpful as it's a 3rd party software I'm using, but I think the problem lies with the iPod operating system.
Has anyone that has been successful with an FTP app NOT jailbroken their iPod first?iPod Touch 3rd gen 32GB, Windows XP