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Replacement LARGER Hard Drive Models For Ipod Classic?
The_Egg
post Aug 5 2012, 03:22
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Hey guys. I have a 160GB Ipod Classic Model A1238 (late 2009 "thin" version). My music collection has recently ballooned to just over 200GB, so I'm now tasked with the chore of finding over 40GB of music to NOT include when I update the Ipod. This is really unfortunate, since I use it almost exclusively for playback in the car, where I would like to have the entire collection.

Most car stereos (including mine) have a 10,000 file limit for standalone external hard drives, so that's not an option. Apple also doesn't appear to have any plans for releasing a larger Ipod Classic. This means my only option (other than just dealing with it) would be to custom-install a larger hard drive myself.

I've tried searching the web for current 1.8" hard drives compatible with my model, but I'm really not having any luck. Has anyone performed this procedure, or can you point me somewhere I can find the information on compatible hard drives and such??

Ipod Classic Model A1238
160GB Late 2009 "thin" version
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The_Egg
post Aug 5 2012, 09:22
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I seriously looked into a car pc a handful of years ago, but you're correct that I'm not interested in the hassle or the expense. I'm only interested in music and nothing else. I don't see my collection hitting over 240gb anytime soon, but even so, it's alot easier to cut down from 251GB to 240gb than to 160GB.

It seems discussion on this procedure has dropped off quite a bit the past couple years. Do others not have large music collections?? Anyhow, it appears the Toshiba MK2431GAH 240 GB is the drive most commonly mentioned, and all over Ebay. From what I can gather (I could be wrong), this drive is 8mm thick and will not fit in my newer "thin" version Ipod.

One would think that several newer 1.8" hard drive models have come out in the past few years, but I'm having a very hard time finding any info.
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post Aug 6 2012, 13:33
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QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 5 2012, 04:22) *
It seems discussion on this procedure has dropped off quite a bit the past couple years. Do others not have large music collections??


Many in that situation either settle on not having the whole collection on a portable, or rethink what bitrate is sufficient for a car system.

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- egglick   Replacement LARGER Hard Drive Models For Ipod Classic?   Aug 5 2012, 03:22
- - A_Man_Eating_Duck   maybe something like this would do for you? http:...   Aug 5 2012, 04:11
- - JJZolx   QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 4 2012, 20:22) This ...   Aug 5 2012, 05:34
- - egglick   I seriously looked into a car pc a handful of year...   Aug 5 2012, 09:22
|- - DonP   QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 5 2012, 04:22) It se...   Aug 6 2012, 13:33
- - EagleScout1998   I wonder if anyone has tried modifying an iPod Cla...   Aug 5 2012, 10:40
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (EagleScout1998 @ Aug 5 2012, 05:40...   Aug 6 2012, 12:47
- - db579   My collection has also outgrown portable media pla...   Aug 5 2012, 15:17
|- - DonP   QUOTE (db579 @ Aug 5 2012, 10:17) My coll...   Aug 6 2012, 13:50
- - Soap   I think the fact that a google search for CE-ATA 1...   Aug 5 2012, 16:14
- - egglick   Alright.....I've done a bit of research, and I...   Aug 6 2012, 06:14
|- - Soap   QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 6 2012, 00:14) Quest...   Aug 6 2012, 11:51
||- - egglick   QUOTE (Soap @ Aug 6 2012, 05:51) The 5th ...   Aug 6 2012, 14:32
||- - Soap   QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 6 2012, 08:32) QUOTE...   Aug 6 2012, 18:57
|- - shawburn   QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 6 2012, 06:14) Alrig...   Jan 25 2013, 12:28
- - JJZolx   http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/ipod-video-hard-dr...   Aug 6 2012, 06:32
- - skamp   I installed Rockbox on my last gen Classic. A bit ...   Aug 6 2012, 08:38
- - egglick   Actually, information on these sorts of details is...   Aug 6 2012, 21:49
- - kornchild2002   The 2 platter 160GB iPod classic released in 2007 ...   Aug 6 2012, 23:22
|- - greynol   QUOTE (kornchild2002 @ Aug 6 2012, 15:22)...   Aug 7 2012, 05:46
- - egglick   @ kornchild2002 Lets just say that I've been ...   Aug 7 2012, 00:46
- - marvnmars   i understand the op's pain..the world has gone...   Jan 4 2013, 00:22
- - shawburn   Fitted the Toshiba MK2431GAH 240GB to my classic 5...   Jan 25 2013, 12:29
- - tsandrew   QUOTE (egglick @ Aug 6 2012, 06:14) Alrig...   Mar 3 2013, 06:08
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (tsandrew @ Mar 3 2013, 00:08) Ques...   Mar 5 2013, 14:43
- - tsandrew   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Mar 5 2013, 14...   Mar 5 2013, 15:46
- - skamp   The voltage is also important: the iPod won't ...   Mar 5 2013, 16:39
- - AshenTech   bought from the fellow above, hes been very respon...   Jun 10 2013, 04:09


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