Top 4 iPod Mounter 2020 to Mount iPod as a USB Drive on Mac

By Rico Rodriguez to iPod Backup | Last Updated on Dec 18, 2023

4 easy-to-use iPod mounters for MacOS (Big Sur/High Sierra/Sierra) are introduced here for diehard users who are reluctant to jailbreak an iOS iPod/iPhone in a way to make it disk-mode compatible. These iPod mounters each feature different virtues so that you can distinguish and opt for them easily.

Note: a non-iOS iPod can be mounted as normal data drives viscerally when you turn on its disk mode.

How to Mount iPod as Flash Drive USB

MacX MediaTrans is a professional tool to mount iPod as flash drive to save word, excel, pdf, documents, apps, videos, music and any other files.

  • Photo
  • Music
  • Video
  • iBook
  • Ringtone
  • Flash Drive

No.1 MacX MediaTrans ($35.95) – Most Efficient MacOS iPod Mounter of All

By comprehensively detecting data in iPod, once connected, this tool from MacX grants you access to all jailbroken or non-jailbroken iPod data from Mac end and transfer compressed files, over 1000 songs, 4K photos, UHD videos, contacts, APPs, voice mails, PDF and EPUB files etc between iPod and Mac simply by a few drag-and-drops. It only takes approximately 8 seconds to output 100 4K photos from iPod/iPhone 6s to Mac. And its flash drive function is totally free in trial version for exporting/importing any files aside from songs/videos/photos.

* Supports for iPod transfer of more than 50 types of files, APPs, compressed folders.
* Supports for selective/batch file transfer from iPod to Mac (iPod to Mac transfer) and create new playlists or remove/edit existing playlists within a few clicks.
* Supports for both 64 bit & 32bit
* Works with all models of iPod/iPhone/iPad
* 100% virus-free, spam-free, guaranteeing you absolute security of all your digital data.

Bonus Benefits:
* FREE Mount iPod/iPhone/iPad as an USB Flash Drive in trial version unlimitedl
* Hardware acceleration to boost iPod transfer speed
* Video auto-rotate from portrait mode to landscape mode
* Batch edit music album title/performer's name

iTunes 11.2 or later
OSX 10.7 or later

No.2 iExplorer ($39.99) – Popular iPod Mounter

iExplorer empowers you to view and manage all files on your iOS devices through Mac. By using a drag and drop clear interface, you can quickly migrate files and folders between your Mac and iPod Touch/iPhone. A very prevailing iPod transfer software, but it crashes a lot with annoying persistent pop-ups.

* One-click recovery of music and videos directly to iTunes
* Mount any folder or category
* Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
* Works with all models of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod

Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.7 or later
iTunes 10 or later

No.3 Anytrans ($39.99) – An iPod Mounter Requiring iCloud Disconnection

AnyTrans is a simple solution to transfer iOS files from your iPod to Mac/PC. For both Mac and Windows, it offers quick transfer and automatic encoding for almost any file types including PDF, EPUB files. However, the problem is that it Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud. It won't work unless the device is unassociated with iCloud, meaning this might be more suited to users who merely want to get data transferred. This pod mounter can also be connected to your iCloud account for transferring all your iCloud data.

* Easy to use
* Clean interface
* Fast transfers

No.4 Senuti ($18.99) – An iPod Mounter Dedicated to Songs Transfer

This simple to use iPod mounter is named as iTunes spelled backwards, and it functions likewise – music songs transfer reversely from iPod/iPhone to computer. User-friendly instructions and interface will help you instantly get an overview and jump right in. However, if you can stomach the fact that this iPod transfer software does not support for picture/file transfer and only moves songs, then you can consider the $19 to be well-spent. FYI, it will only transfer 10 tracks before stopping for 30 seconds unless you buy the full version which also limits to 1000 songs transfer according to their demo.

* Search and sort songs
* Transfer iPod music playlists
* Move songs to iTunes or any other folder

How to Mount iPod as An USB Drive on iMac/MBP/MBA Without Any App?

Still under illusion that there must be a way to mount iPod as USB drive on Mac without using other apps? Well, the answer to that question is "No Way". Unless the iPod itself is jailbroken or it is not an iOS iPod, you will always need an iPod Mounter to turn your iPod into a flash drive. You can have a try of the above listed tools using their free trials before you abruptly throw money at those unfamiliar faces.

Why Choose MacX MediaTrans for Mac Sierra and lower?

MacX MediaTrans is not merely an iPod mounter software to copy music, videos, pictures etc from iPhone, iPod, iPad to Mac and reversely. It is a free iCloud alternative and an iTunes alternative, be it through absolute free flash drive utility, music info ID3 tags transfer, wmv/avi transfer, jailbroken iPod/iPhone compatibility etc.

No matter for budget minded users or technophiles/utilitarian or those in between, it will satisfy all the hypothetic variables as a dominant strategy. Click to go to the detailed guide on how to mount iPod/iPhone like USB drive on Mac.

MacX MediaTrans - Easily Mount iPod as a Portable Flash Drive

The professional iPod mounter will turn iPod iPhone iPad into flash drive in one click to save documents, pdf, word, apps, music, videos, pictures and files in other formats on iDevices.

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