If you’re still rocking an old school iPod Mini and you’re not quite ready to give it up to jump into the iPod nano or Video foray, then this DIY mod should be right up your alley. Following the relatively straightforward tutorial, you can remove that spintastic mini hard drive and replace it with flash-based memory. No more worrying about the odd bump or bruise.
The modification calls for a high capacity compact flash (CF) card and a little technical know-how. Now that CF cards are available with loads of memory, you can have yourself a 16GB iPod Mini. Pretty sweet, and it’ll even give you a boost in battery life too. Full instructions are at geek technique.