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