Just got the news from a staffer at a retailer in Vancity. Get your wallets ready... I think this might be the price drop that I'm looking for. So what does that mean for Jan's MacXpo?? What's coming out the bag??
"Anybody know if the drive in an iPod is commercially available?"
The iPod (at least the 5GB model) uses a Toshiba PCMCIA hard drive (source).
You can buy PCMCIA hard drives, but they're pricey; at least half of the cost of the iPod is the hard drive. Plus it looks like Toshiba only sells the 5GB model to end users. I'm sure if you wait a year, though, your options will increase.