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PATA is an interface standard (Parallel ATA). ZIF is a connector (Zero Insertion Force). In this thread and elsewhere, ZIF is used as a shorthand for the PATA connector in the iPod (to distinguish it from the full-size IDE connector, usually), but keep in mind that any data interface can use a ZIF connector if manufacturers agree on it.

For example, the battery cable on the iPod 5G is also a ZIF connector.
post #1097 of 4585

what MOD do you prefer: The tarkan iFlash-Mod with a CF-Card/ SDHC Card or a regular SSD-MOD. In terms of speed and costs?

post #1098 of 4585

Ok! Thanks to both! So, for this particular drive, I should assume that is a PATA drive with ZIF connector no?

post #1099 of 4585
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Hi


As far as I am aware the 6g 120 is the worst one to mod.  I THINK you may be better off with a tarkan adapter and a cf up to 128 but that wouldn't give you much of a space increase I'm afraid.


Cheers

 

Hi david, thanks for the quick reply. Do you know why the 120GB is difficult to mod? If it's because of size in the case I could probably just grab a thicker back from an old 160GB and go that route.

 

Yea, the only thing I'm looking at this for is for a major space increase. I have all .AIFF files on my computer for music, along with a massive amount of video, and I'm trying to fit it all on my iPod. :lol:

post #1100 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Achyllis View Post

 

Hi david, thanks for the quick reply. Do you know why the 120GB is difficult to mod? If it's because of size in the case I could probably just grab a thicker back from an old 160GB and go that route.

Actually the 120GB iPod shares the same board as the 7th gen one and it's SSD compatability is the same.

 

I picked up with 7th gen iPod and I am receiving the 256GB mSATA drive today and will experiment with it, the difficulty involved with these two models maybe be because of the efficiency providing enough power to power up the SSD.  

post #1101 of 4585
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Actually the 120GB iPod shares the same board as the 7th gen one and it's SSD compatability is the same.

 

I picked up with 7th gen iPod and I am receiving the 256GB mSATA drive today and will experiment with it, the difficulty involved with these two models maybe be because of the efficiency providing enough power to power up the SSD.  

 

I was kinda thinking the 6g 160GB model; I remember those had a different form factor than mine. If it fits it doesn't really matter though, haha.

 

Definitely looking forward to hearing your results; I think a 480GB drive will have the same results, just with a larger size. I'm pretty sure the hardware on an iPod and the Apple software can handle that much.

 

Edit: Also, the drive I found on Newegg there was a 3V drive, so I don't think I'll run into any power shortage problems there.


Edited by Achyllis - 4/17/13 at 10:06am
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The 6th gen uses a different connector for the hard drive.  It's the worst one of the lot apparantly to mod.  The info's in this thread.

 

Cheers

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Hello everyone. I just bought a 5.5G U2 Edition iPod that I want to mod. I've found this :

http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mx-technology-120gb-1.8-inch-pata-mx-nano-series-zif-ssd/

 

Do you think it will fit perfectly ? What about the 240Gb version with a 3.3V voltage ?

post #1104 of 4585
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

The 6th gen uses a different connector for the hard drive.  It's the worst one of the lot apparantly to mod.  The info's in this thread.

 

Cheers

Only the 160GB  FAT 6G uses a different connector, the 120GB and 80GB slim ones use the same connector as the 5th gen iPod.

post #1105 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Alexy View Post

Hello everyone. I just bought a 5.5G U2 Edition iPod that I want to mod. I've found this :

http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mx-technology-120gb-1.8-inch-pata-mx-nano-series-zif-ssd/

 

Do you think it will fit perfectly ? What about the 240Gb version with a 3.3V voltage ?

 

I believe that you will need the 40-pin to ZIF adapter in addition to the SSD (there's a few links on the last few pages of this thread) (if this is incorrect, someone please correct me), and you also would need to extract the bare drive from the retail case on the outside for it to fit inside your iPod.

 

Also, from reading on the website the drive operates on either 3.3V or 5.0V, so I would imagine that you'll be O.K. on that front, only way to know for sure is to try it out and see if it works.

 

Edit: What size is your iPod? If it's the fat one, you don't need to remove the external casing, but if it is thinner, you do need to take it off otherwise I don't think it will fit inside.


Edited by Achyllis - 4/17/13 at 4:04pm
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

I ordered this adapter and the 256GB mSATA card which I should be receiving tomorrow.

 

I can go ahead and buy other adapters to test them with the 5.th generation and the 7th generation iPods, just need help with resourses/links where I can get different adapters to test.

 

(Not much time now to browse the internet)

Well I received the mSATA card and had problems formatting it with the adapter I have, which worked fine with the original hard drives but not with my mSATA SSD to 40 Pin ZIF Adapter Card  I got of Amazon.  To my surprise the 5.5 gen iPod video recognize it and I was able to restore with iTunes, the adapter worked great with the iPod video but not with the 7th gen iPod classic.

 

I got the red X all the time and tried to force it into restore and it would go straight to the red X, no joy but at least now I have a 256gb iPod video which looks new. atsmile.gif


Edited by cmarti - 4/17/13 at 6:21pm
post #1107 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Crashtack View Post

I've had a few private emails with Torne and his opinion is that it's a fundamental problem with the adapter for the mSATA. I used this adapter,

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009BA5JU6/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_SC_3p_dp_i1

 

so if anyone finds a different one that does't simulate Toshiba/Hitachi it would be worth investigating. 


Sorry man I initially thought it wouldn't be that difficult to resolve the issue once Trone got his hands on the hardware. I recall he once said if it works for the Apple OF then it should work for RB. Apparently now this is not the case.

 

I do have a different adapter but have not tried any mSATA's yet. Will update the thread if I do get a mSATA to try.

post #1108 of 4585
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


Sorry man I initially thought it wouldn't be that difficult to resolve the issue once Trone got his hands on the hardware. I recall he once said if it works for the Apple OF then it should work for RB. Apparently now this is not the case.

 

I do have a different adapter but have not tried any mSATA's yet. Will update the thread if I do get a mSATA to try.

Can you please post a picture of this adapter?

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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Can you please post a picture of this adapter?

 

I posted it to this thread before here.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/840#post_9069857

post #1110 of 4585
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Where you get that one? I will order it so I can try that adapter in the 7th gen iPod and see if I can get different results. I tried this adapter already.

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