View the updated project log on my personal site, XodusTech.com So I am kind of bored and want something to do. So I was looking at my now mostly useless iPod 3rd Generation. The reason I took the HDD out was the headphone jack broke and I never cared to replace that. What I am wanting to do now is venture into connecting up a large IDE drive to the iPod following in the footsteps of the iPod super I will be connecting the iPods internal 1.8'' connector to an IDE port. However I want the iPod to functionaly still go back inside its case. My Idea is to cut out a hole in the top of the metal backing nto the iPod to allow for an ide header to be there. So that the external drive can connect up or be disconnected whenever. As for the iPod audio I am planning on either removing the dock connector or soldering to it internally to break out the signals for usb / firewire / and the audio. All I want is the line-out audio to connect up to my larger sound Here are some images of me sizing up the parts in this. I would solder the wire between the IDE plug and the 1.8'' connector Pictures: Pic's showing the iPod inside IDE connector and it sized up inside the metal backing Location of the IDE plug in relation to the iPod Basically I am wanting to know anyone's opinion on proceeding with this mod. It it is not too terribly difficult. just wanting any input on the matter.