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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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EagleScout1998
post Aug 5 2012, 10:40
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I wonder if anyone has tried modifying an iPod Classic for use with an SSD.
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post Aug 6 2012, 12:47
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QUOTE (EagleScout1998 @ Aug 5 2012, 05:40) *
I wonder if anyone has tried modifying an iPod Classic for use with an SSD.



Generally SSD upgrades to laptops are plug-and-play from a hardware standpoint. Been there, done that several times, with stunning results.

I imagine that with a closed system like an iPod you might have to be little more careful when it comes to duplicating the file system, etc. Its probable that some existing possibly even freeware disc volume copying tools would do the job.

However base on other posts, this particular iPod has an PATA interface, while to the best of my knowledge most SSDs are SATA. One would have to be careful about this.

There are SATA<-> PATA converters but packaging them into the tight space available might be mission impossible.

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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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