View the updated project log on my personal site, XodusTech.com Project Completion! Quick links to different sections below -Phase I (Preliminary Mod's, Building drive bay, prepping pcmcia connector) -Phase II (Soldering Wire to pcmcia connector) -Mini-Update: Pinouts and data specs -Phase III (Prepping IDE board, and then soldering to IDE board) -Mini-Update: Preliminary sizing up of the hd to the front bezel -Phase IV (Cutting slot in the enclosure) -Phase V (Adding HD Power and Activity LED's) -Phase VI (Making eject button, Glory finished project shots) -Mini-Update: Eject mechanism better explained I am sorry that all these pictures are taken with my Razr, its the only camera I have. Original Post: I have seen someone interface a desktop hd / laptop hd to an ipod and make it work, What I want to do is kind of the opposite. I want to take the hd out of a broken ipod (hd still works) and interface it to the desktop. Knowing that the cf (compact flash) interface which is what I presume the Ipod uses is IDE compliant it is just a matter of figuring out which pin goes to what and a long and tedious solder job to interface it. Problem I am facing is the hd's 3.3v input vs a more normal 5v, Id like to use a small ide > usb adapter. I just want to know if anyone is able to locate the datasheets on the hd I pulled from the iPod Its sticker says: Toshiba Disk Drive MK1504GAL HDD1285 P ZE01 dc 3.3v 500mA here are some pictures of the slot I have made for it thus far, I canabilized an old pcmcia socket off a laptop. I then removed the pins that did not match up to the interface on the end of the drive. and did some dremeling to get it to go in properly. Just prep work for when I get ready to solder, also the problem of the voltage is troubling me. Pictures: These are just constructing the bay I intend to dock the iPod hd with. My aim is to make it hot swap, and removeable so others could be plugged in. Fully constructed dock bay, showing how the drive slides out. This shows plastic part with the pins, and then a size comparison up against a 2.5'' laptop hd. I googled around for hours trying to find the datasheets, and off toshiba's website, with no joy, I am just looking for the exact pinouts for this drive, they are most likely the exact same as a cf card, but better safe than sorry.