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post #181 of 195
Anyone who did the 240gb ipod 5.5 upgrade wanna report back their experiences so far? The Rapidrepair forum indicates there might be a problem filling it up, that after 30000 tracks the are issues.
post #182 of 195
I suppose you are referring to my thread? Or did you find anyone else reporting problems?
post #183 of 195
There was one other poster who had a similar problem, you interacted with them on another thread. Rapidrepair's response (and slowness to respond) concern me about moving forward on this upgrade - the whole point is to be able to fill it after all! If a full 240G drive takes minutes to boot up every time, forget it.
post #184 of 195
The delay is only when you update your iTunesDB outside of the iPod (using iTunes for example). It's certainly not every time you use it. Just turn it on, and hit play. Instant music.

Personally, I haven't tried filling it with iTunes, but I imagine it has the same challenges as I had with gnupod (iTunesDB too big to fit in iPod RAM). However, after tweaking gnupod I now have a working iPod with 200GB of mp3s on it, and I am very happy with it.

It surprises me as well that there aren't more users that filled their 240GB to the rim. Or perhaps they don't have the same problems I had?
post #185 of 195
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It surprises me as well that there aren't more users that filled their 240GB to the rim. Or perhaps they don't have the same problems I had?
Or they're using rockbox
post #186 of 195
Hi there,
I've an opportunity to buy a 5.5gen iPod with this HD installed already for a good price. Could somebody please confirm whether rockbox can run this ok and use the full 240gb without slowdown or other problems I've seen mentioned?

Would really appreciate any help as this thread would take a few days to read through
post #187 of 195
It's clear there are issues using the stock Apple firmware, I just want to hear from someone who's got a 240gb iPod with Rockbox installed and has filled it up with no problems.
post #188 of 195
Yeah hopefully there's no issues when using rockbox I'm surprised folk here are even using the apple software as opposed to rockbox
post #189 of 195
alright guys here is the scoop. There is a unsupported build to support it here iPod 5G - 240GB Monster Drive Build (Now with 3.2) have not tried it yet but I believe it does indeed work.
post #190 of 195
Excellent! Thanks for clearing that up! Could this mean I'm finally (after 5 or 6 years of loyalty) giving up my H140

Will definitely need to for funds for this anyway but I really don't fancy that clickwheel
post #191 of 195
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Originally Posted by cormie View Post
Yeah hopefully there's no issues when using rockbox I'm surprised folk here are even using the apple software as opposed to rockbox
I considered rockbox (tested it up before converting my iPod to 240GB), but it wouldn't work with my car iPod adapter. Since I use my iPod almost exclusively in my car, that was a no-go. Another issue is the inability of rockbox to read ReplayGain info from APE tags stored in mp3 files. I now have that working by using gnupod (and stock iPod firmware). Rockbox is very nice, but it has its issues..
post #192 of 195
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Originally Posted by RichieB View Post
I considered rockbox (tested it up before converting my iPod to 240GB), but it wouldn't work with my car iPod adapter. Since I use my iPod almost exclusively in my car, that was a no-go. Another issue is the inability of rockbox to read ReplayGain info from APE tags stored in mp3 files. I now have that working by using gnupod (and stock iPod firmware). Rockbox is very nice, but it has its issues..
Ah that seems fair enough I suppose rockbox is a bit of a "if you want it, you build it" type thing so you'd have to rely on a developer to want the same features. Fortunately for me, neither of the above affect me. However, I use my H140 constantly in the van (I drive for a living!) and now I can navigate through menus without having to take my eyes off the road, with an iPod I'm guessing I will!
post #193 of 195
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Originally Posted by hamparts View Post
I didn't rock box it.

I mostly use my imod in shuffle mode when I travel, which is a lot and very long trips. It's an easy plug and play procedure anyone can do. There are websites and youtube videos on how to do it. The first one I did, I was nervous. By the fourth or fifth one, I set my personal best time of under five minutes; piece of cake.

I use aiff files because that's what's on my music server from ripping CDs uncompressed and I don't want to convert files to put them on an imod. I think I have 4500 uncompressed aiff files on my imod, more than enough for the longest trip.
So....you didnt rockbox it and it "sees" the entire 240 Gig drive?
post #194 of 195
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Originally Posted by podhead View Post
So....you didnt rockbox it and it "sees" the entire 240 Gig drive?
The stock Apple iPod firmware has no problem seeing the entire 240GB (actually 223GB because of the silly 10^9 vs 2^30). The problem is that it can't handle the very large iTunesDB resulting from loading 30000 mp3s on it. Loading 4500 files as mentioned by hamparts doesn't have that issue.
post #195 of 195
Since I would be filling it w/ Apple Lossless Files I believe I would load it w/ under 3,000 songs. Based on the above the iPod w/ the 240 Gb HD would not have a problem seeing and playing any of the 3,000 songs. Correct?
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