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post #1321 of 2789

Hey all,

 

Thanks for the information here!  I've tried to read through most of this, but seems like (given the ease of modding the 5 and 5.5G) there isn't a lot of info on modding the 6G 80gb slim - so my questions:

 

(1) Is it necessary to first format the SSD (I'm using the 128GB Super Talent PATA ZIF ZT2 recommended here) to FAT32 BEFORE installing in the iPod?  If so, where is the best place to buy an adapter to plug it into the computer.

 

(2) If (1) isn't necessary, should I just be able to "plug and play"?  I got my first SSD last week and after installing it was met with the red x and couldn't get my iMac to recognize the drive in disk utility, nor could I get it into disk mode.  Sent it back as defective and will be trying my new one tonight.

 

Any guidance is appreciated!  Note, I'm modding out of "necessity" as my classic has croaked twice and I'd like to keep it going - have replaced the display, battery and outer shell.  All that's needed is to install this SSD!

 

Thanks in advance.

post #1322 of 2789

Hi, can I ask how you formatted it to FAT32? What kind of connector to you PC did you  need?

 

Thanks!

post #1323 of 2789

I haven't yet.....ordered an enclosure off Amazon that should do the trick.  Simple 40-pin ZIF enclosure that connects to the computer via USB.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037FR27E/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I'm starting to wonder if I made a mistake getting the "DuraDrive" Super Talent versus the "MasterDrive".

 

Seems they are both 40-pin ZIF connectors and run on 3.3V so there shouldn't be an issue, but most every post I've seen that has used a ST drive used the MasterDrive version - which I think is a little older and slower (write/read speeds).

 

I could be wrong - but if I can't reformat the SSD or it doesn't work even after reformatting, I'll be returning the DuraDrive for the MasterDrive.....they have a few on Amazon for roughly $200 (which is about $40 less than I paid for the DuraDrive).

post #1324 of 2789

Latest update by Torne on the RB/mSATA issue ...

 

"I'm going to experiment a little more next week with DMA settings, but other than that I'm basically out of ideas and I'm going to be sending this ipod back to the owner. Sorry everyone, but I really don't have much time/motivation to work on this any more and I am out of things to try. If tweaking the timings back to the standard values doesn't work then I'm not sure what else will."

 

I am going to return my 256gb mSATA to Amazon. I am sticking to the 128GB CF's for now.

post #1325 of 2789
Sad day for us iPod modders.
post #1326 of 2789

Maybe if we're all lucky a 256gb zif ssd will come out soon...  Its unfortunate that the msata path didn't work out, as I was considering it for my next mod.  Oh well, guess I'll have to hold my breath and wait...

post #1327 of 2789

Whats wrong with going the old fashioned 240GB HDD route? I just got one for $79 brand new on eBay.

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post #1329 of 2789

"Whats wrong with going the old fashioned 240GB HDD route? I just got one for $79 brand new on eBay."

 

That's a question I keep mulling over. My SSD answer is because of access times, weight, battery life and the inherent moving-parts issue of a hdd. But then again a £60 240gb HDD might be the wisest choice?!

 

At the moment I'm stuck with trying to choose an affordable 128GB SSD. I keep thinking the Kingspec would be ok (the Supertalent and Mach Extreme are just out of my price range right now) but since I've seen positive and negative results with this SSD I can't commit to just seeing if it works. I want a definite yes or no. For the record I have a 5.5 that the HDD went kaput on and I've been using my Galaxy Note (64gb) as my PMP.

 

Can ask anyone here if they know of an affordable, solid SSD that takes Rockbox? I guess I'm talking around the £150 mark. I don't understand why the Super Talent and Mach Extreme drives are nearly 3/4 more expensive that other drives. Is build quality really an issue with an SSD?

post #1330 of 2789
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

Whats wrong with going the old fashioned 240GB HDD route? I just got one for $79 brand new on eBay.


Nothing wrong with HDD but I want longer battery hrs and space freed for a couple of internal caps. It won't hurt with a lighter & more responsive iPod which is less prone to drive failure.

post #1331 of 2789
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Sad day for us iPod modders.


Not that bad. Instead of having one 256GB ipod, I actually prefer a pair of 128GB iPods to lower the risk from relying on one ipod only. wink_face.gif

post #1332 of 2789
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


Not that bad. Instead of having one 256GB ipod, I actually prefer a pair of 128GB iPods to lower the risk from relying on one ipod only. wink_face.gif

lol, I own two 160gb iPod classic, one 240gb iPod video, one 256gb iPod video and one 128gb CF iPod mini. Kinda a digital hoarder, right?
post #1333 of 2789
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Originally Posted by virgopunk View Post

Can ask anyone here if they know of an affordable, solid SSD that takes Rockbox? I guess I'm talking around the £150 mark. I don't understand why the Super Talent and Mach Extreme drives are nearly 3/4 more expensive that other drives. Is build quality really an issue with an SSD?

Are there ANY SSD's that Rockbox is able to work with? 

Is that issue only present with mSata's or with both mSata AND ZIF SSD's? 

Is there any 256GB ZIF SSD's that will work?


Edited by Ev0lution - 6/22/13 at 2:50am
post #1334 of 2789

Well, I finally got all my parts in and put it all together. Started with a 5.5 Gen 30GB that I bought used in damn near new condition (lucked out), put the 80GB backing on it, a 240GB Toshiba 1.8" HDD in it, a new battery and Rockboxed it. Everything went a little too smoothly... Transferring a bunch of FLAC files on it now and will be doing some battery life testing playing music via the LOD to a FiiO E17 powering some cans. We'll see what I get for run times.

post #1335 of 2789
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


lol, I own two 160gb iPod classic, one 240gb iPod video, one 256gb iPod video and one 128gb CF iPod mini. Kinda a digital hoarder, right?

 

I have collected many iPods including a pair of 160GB classic's, but only those two 5.5g's with the Kemet caps get 99% of playing time. The rest of the ipods are backing up my flac's.

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