updated 12:15 pm EST, Mon February 6, 2006
Toshiba iPod drive cable
Addonics has announced the availability of a Toshiba 1.8-inch to 2.5-inch IDE connector, which allows users to connect the drive to any computer including the hard drive found on the Apple iPod. It can be connected to the standard 40 pin IDE cable commonly found on desktop computers, server, and industrial PCs by adding the Addonics 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch converter kit. The connector allows iPod owners to connect the hard drive inside their iPod as a regular 2.5-inch hard drive to other computers. With the connector, an iPod user who has defective iPod can export data off the drive. The Toshiba 1.8-inch to 2.5-inch IDE hard drive connector convertor costs $15.