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post #1276 of 3359
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


Don't think the blue one (Type 2) will work as you have already tried it without success, but I will give it a try anyway. The green card should be working. I ordered it from China and it looks like the ones your guys bought from Amazon.

 

I doubt I will receive the mSATA before I leave for a long trip this weekend as Amazon still shows option for cancellation - meaning they have not shipped it out yet.

I will place an order for the Type 1 this Friday, will let know the community if it works.

 

Enjoy your trip!

post #1277 of 3359
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

I will place an order for the Type 1 this Friday, will let know the community if it works.

 

Enjoy your trip!


Thanks my friend. Your effort and willingness to explore more options for the lovely 5g's are much appreciated.

 

BTW, have you given it a try to the patch or RB test build posted by the RB devs Torne?

post #1278 of 3359
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

BTW, have you given it a try to the patch or RB test build posted by the RB devs Torne?

I have not, I synced the iPod with Mediamonkey using ALAC and right now don't want to spend time filling it again with files.

post #1279 of 3359

I've bought:
- 1* SSD mSata Crucial M4 256gb.
- 1* SSD mSata Crucia M4 128gb.
- 2* msata to zif adapter.

To be sure, this is the adapter that I've bought, it looks the same as the one from amazon but cheaper, will it work? http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251274441512&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_4608wt_1397
 

post #1280 of 3359
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Originally Posted by JulianFR View Post

I've bought:
- 1* SSD mSata Crucial M4 256gb.
- 1* SSD mSata Crucia M4 128gb.
- 2* msata to zif adapter.

To be sure, this is the adapter that I've bought, it looks the same as the one from amazon but cheaper, will it work? http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251274441512&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_4608wt_1397
 

That one looks exactly the same as mine, you should be good to go.

 

Where you plan to use these mSata drives?

post #1281 of 3359

Will the Plextor mSATA 128GB SSD work? They are $89 right now at Newegg: LINK

post #1282 of 3359
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

Will the Plextor mSATA 128GB SSD work? They are $89 right now at Newegg: LINK

That one should work fine, it is 3.3v.

post #1283 of 3359

Is the 5g/5.5g battery life as good as the 6g/7g? If not, can I put a bigger battery in a 5g?

post #1284 of 3359
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Originally Posted by Ringmaster View Post

Is the 5g/5.5g battery life as good as the 6g/7g? If not, can I put a bigger battery in a 5g?

Some users report this battery as the best one available.

post #1285 of 3359

Just tracked my mSATA ordered from Amazon and it appears I will get it tomorrow just on time before my trip. So I may give it a try to rockbox (using the test build posted by Torne) the mSATA using both of my adapters if I have some time left after packing for the trip. wink_face.gif


Edited by DMinor - 5/30/13 at 11:26am
post #1286 of 3359

Best of luck with the msata AND the trip :)

 

Cheers

post #1287 of 3359
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Best of luck with the msata AND the trip smily_headphones1.gif

Cheers

Thanks. Will keep this thread timely informed my test results. I am not holding too much hope in the rockbox tho.
post #1288 of 3359

I received the 256GB mSTAT earlier than I thought so I decided to give it a try instantly with my two adapters.

 

The bigger and blue adapter did NOT work even before I closed the back plate. After the mSATA was inserted, the cable won't be able to reach the slot to make the connection. So forget about that adapter.

 

The other green card was installed like a charm and iTunes restored it without any problem. Then I enabled the disk mode and installed the rockbox and immediately replaced the rockback folder with the test built posted by Torne.

 

Reboot the ipod to rockbox. Tried to open one flac file and it hung! Forced a reboot then everything went down hill from there with all kinds of problems showing, e,g. automatic reboot forever, asking for restore, low battery please wait, etc. At this point the ipod was HOT like girls in bikini at the beach. After a few opening/closing ipod, finally reboot it to the OF and restored it and wiped out all the rockbox junky.

 

Now I am having a working 256GB mSATA ipod 5.5g running on Apple's OF. I am playing music now and don't feel any fever with the ipod anymore, but it remains to be seen if there will be any other unforeseen issues.

 

One thing I would like to mention is the writing speed is about 13 MB/sec for this mSATA drive.

 

SO, for now forget about that RB test built unless I didn't install the files properly.

 

Edit: The iPod suddenly lost power and I had to recharge it. While charging I noticed the ipod was HOT again. So this appears to have nothing to do with rockbox. It maybe a mSATA issue and I remember reading this issue before. I would like to know how other owners of the mSATA's have resolved this issue. Thanks in advance.


Edited by DMinor - 5/30/13 at 11:32pm
post #1289 of 3359

Once I put in the 256GB mSATA and started transferring files, I noticed that it got quite hot. At the time it was a concern, but to-date I have not experienced that since with normal daily usage.

post #1290 of 3359

Mine gets hot too when charging and transferring files, but other than that works fine with the OF.  I did replace the battery on mine with a new original 7th gen one (Friend who works at BB gave it to me)

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