Originally Posted by DMinor
Man I am having trouble with this 128GB CF card for my ipod 5.5g/30GB model. I have tried it on two of my 5.5g/30GB ipods with both the Tarkan adapter and this adapter without success. The iTunes will detect them and restore it, then right after the restore the ipod keeps rebooting and it won't be detected by iTunes. I first thought there was a problem with the CF card, and the replacement came in and still has the same problem. I am sure the CF card has been properly formatted to FAT32 using the HP USB utility.
However, I also tried the two adapters with other CF cards of 4GB, 8GB and 32GB and they all work. So I am wondering if the 128GB's are too much for the 5.5g/30GB models to handle. Interestingly I have the same 128GB CF with Tarkan and they work on another 5g/60GB model.
Should I try another type of 128GB CF card for the 5.5g/30GB model?
EDIT: Just tried that 128GB CF on a 5.5g/80GB. Still the same problem. The iTunes restores it and nothing happens after that. The ipod just keeps rebooting.
I was able to get 128GB working in my ipod 5.5g/30GB (original) model. I'm currently using a SD-to-CF adapter with a 128GB SDXC card in it, plugged into the Tarkan board, and then into the iPod. If it helps, be sure to check under Windows Configuration Utility (I think this is what it is called) to see the partitions on the drive and remove any partitions on the CF or SD card before formatting using the HP USB utility and before putting it into the iPod (of course). There is a small partition in the front of many of the cards that I think needs to be gone for the Apple restore to work properly.
It was a few weeks back, so I don't quite remember the entire set of steps, but I do remember being pretty fanatic about doing EXACTLY the same thing with the bigger storage solutions as I did with my 32GB CF card, which was where I started.