I have a Casio E125 and I'm trying to use it as a mp3 player, I bought a 64MB cf card and I can put my mp3's on the card but the media player doesn't play the mp3's that are on the cf card, only the ones on the onboard memory, do you know what I"m doing wrong?? When I open Windows media player, I can see a mp3 if I copied it to the onboard memory, if I put mp3's on the cf card windows media player won't even see them.
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The microdrive is probably broken. Some people have claimed that if you give the sides a sharp tap then it has worked again but if this doesn't work then you probably require a new player. I have managed to replace the microdrive with a CF card in my Rio carbon, this has worked for many people may not work for you (you can read this: Replace broken hard drive with CF card if you want to try)
A CF card is a compact flash memory card. It's rectangular and has two rows of holes along one side which fit over the connector pins when you slide the card into its socket. Compact flash cards can be bought from electronics or photographic shops, and some department stores. They are not expensive but these days they are usually 1Gb and up. The TASCAM Pocketstudio 5 can only format up to 128Mb so most of a modern card is not used but the card will still work.
Sadly the Micro Drive based newer players/mini external HDD's Etc. use a different kind of Micro Drive to a standard CF Micro Drive. This comes as a result of people buying Zen Micro's and striping them as a cheap way to obtain a Micro Drive. Only Micro Drives and CF cards designed to be installed at point of manufacture will work in a device like this, a standard CF card or off the shelf Micro Drive will not. Sorry.
Your mp3 player should be able to find and play the files from where-ever they are, but it won't be able to move them. For that some sort of file manager is needed.
If you plan to use it much for mp3's you'll be getting a larger card soon too!
Theoretically it is possible.
You would have to get/rig up a cf to ide connector. Pinouts are available on the net. Rig your hard disk in an enclosure such that your HDD from the PC is well buffered against shocks during your car ride.
Personally though I feel you are asking for trouble with an extremely high probability of head crash & rendering your HDD totally unusable.