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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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tsandrew
post Mar 5 2013, 15:46
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QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Mar 5 2013, 14:43) *
Given that 1.8" SSDs are coming down in price and have so many practical advantages for portable devices (shock resistance, power) I wonder when they will become the next hot thing?

http://www.oczenterprise.com/ssd-products/...6g-1-8-mlc.html


SSDs are certainly an option for iPod classics, and it's something I've looked into myself, especially as I'm still waiting for parts to arrive from my latest shipment.

The problem with SSDs, aside from cost, will be the special iPod ZIF connector. This is a somewhat outdated connector (akin to the older IDE vs modern SATA for PCs) and, as such, I personally do not expect prices to decrease for these special SSD, ZIF-connector drives.

Currently, prices stand at around $250 for the lowest-capacity SSDs (NOTE: you can purchase an entirely NEW 240GB iPod from me for this price!) and probably over $400 for 160GB SSDs. I'm not sure 240GB SSDs currently exist for iPod.

Hope that was at least somewhat informative!
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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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