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post #1546 of 3944
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Originally Posted by virgopunk View Post

After my hdd bit the dust nearly a year ago and reading this thread for months, panicking about what the best solution for a flash memory mod to my 5.5 would be, I've finally gone for the Tarkan bundle so I can use SDXC (and CF if it ever becomes a cheaper option). The SSD route seemed too wrought with possible problems (plus the prices are ping-ponging all over the place).

 

Anyhoo, this leads me to a question I hope someone can definitively answer for me; namely, once the Tarken board is installed will it allow me to use a thinner 30gb rear plate (or the 30gb iVue). I seem to recall someone stating that the jack(?) didn't line up very well? I'd be really grateful for any advice. After waiting this long (and using my Galaxy Note as my main player) I'm itching to get my 5.5 back on it's feet.

 

Many thanks.

 

The answer to this is yes, I have done it many times. If your iPod is a 30Gb unit when it was first created, then transition is going to be very smooth. Just pop the Tarkan board with the cf to sdxc converter which you initially loaded with the sdxc card, connect your back plate as usual with the jack and battery connectors, close the lid and voila you are done. The reason why the tarkan works is because it mounts the sdxc card at the top when your iPod is facing the table, the other one I tried mounts at the bottom of the cf adapter and steals a good 2 mm of space.

 

If you had an 80 gb iPod initially, then it becomes a little bit tricky, although DMinor did mention that it works, I have always substituted the 80 gb jack with a 30 Gb one when installing a thin back plate, call it esthetic; I just like a well finished product. ;)

 

Hope that answers your questions.

 

P.S.: Don't forget to install the iPod firmware and test the jack and line out dock before closing the back plate, else you'll have to open it up again and you might risk to scratch it if it was refurbished.

post #1547 of 3944

Hi, it's me again. Finally I was lucky enough to get 5th gen. iPod 30GB for what I believe is a fair price 40€ for the iPod + 12€ P&P costs. atsmile.gif

post #1548 of 3944
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Originally Posted by NewOne17 View Post

Hi, it's me again. Finally I was lucky enough to get 5th gen. iPod 30GB for what I believe is a fair price 40€ for the iPod + 12€ P&P costs. 
atsmile.gif

Nice purchase, now you need to imod it so it'll become more expensive biggrin.gif
post #1549 of 3944

You guys are using mSATA SSDs for these mods right? Did you see these deals that popped up today? LINK

 

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post #1550 of 3944

mSATA's can not be rockboxed so that's a deal breaker to me. Also they probably drain battery fast. As far as the cost, I recently bought a used 128GB SDXC from Amazon for $43. With a tarkan bundle, the total cost is $76 for a 128GB ssd. Plus, it's rockboxable.

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Anyone gone down the Tarkan iFlash route using 128gb SDXC cards? I've heard the Kingston can be a bit problematic in terms of write speeds and Rockbox problems (a partition problem?).

 

I did note that someone had mentioned they had tried the Komputerbay 128gb UHS-I card and had no problems. This is the cheapest 128gb card available to me right now so I'm keen to hear from anyone using it.

 

Many thanks.

post #1552 of 3944
I did try both, had no problems with Kingston but random ones with Komputerbay, mind you I did not Rockbox with any, I'll leave it to other Rockbox users. I also tried the Patriot LX series and the card performed flawlessly. There are other cards like the PNY, most of them in the 100$ range. Once in a while you get specials on those card for around 79$.
Edited by musicheaven - 8/22/13 at 2:08am
post #1553 of 3944

I am having trouble copying files to my 128GB SDXC. It simply hangs while copying files. I had no trouble restoring it and rockboxing it, and in fact right after rockbox and before 1st eject I copied a big chunk of files to the card without problem. But after that 1st eject, that's when I started having trouble copying files.

 

Any ideas? This is my first sdxc card but I had no such issue with all the CF's I have.

post #1554 of 3944
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I am having trouble copying files to my 128GB SDXC. It simply hangs while copying files. I had no trouble restoring it and rockboxing it, and in fact right after rockbox and before 1st eject I copied a big chunk of files to the card without problem. But after that 1st eject, that's when I started having trouble copying files.

Any ideas? This is my first sdxc card but I had no such issue with all the CF's I have.

Sorry to hear that. With sdxc cards you have the extra sdxc to cf conversion thrown in. I know for a fact that some of those adaptors have issues and do not work well with iPod mods. Tarkan offers an adaptor at release.3 that works with the faster sdxc cards and most likely make them more compatible. I would do a series of things, for example re-ejecting the card one more time and try again. Re-initializing the card with full format to make sure no bad sectors exist (that will take a very long time for a 128 gb card). Try not to get into the ejecting game too much meaning once you moved the firmware, leave it at that. Anyway that's the best I can suggest for someone who has used sdxc cards but no Rockbox.

Btw what sdxc card are you using?

Good luck buddy!
Edited by musicheaven - 8/22/13 at 2:28am
post #1555 of 3944

Thanks for the suggestions. I am using the Transcend 133x with the Tarkan bundle. Will try more otherwise it will be sent back to Amazon.

post #1556 of 3944
The Transcend has been a major target of incompatibility with at least the cf type for the 5g but I thought the sdxc would have escaped the problem. I had no issues with the Patriot LX card so you may want to try that one, like I said I haven't Rockbox the iPod so I can't speak for that. I am going to most likely buy the PNY because of performance however it is not the cheapest but also not the most expensive.
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I am not sure if this issue is ipod/sdxc card specific or related to RB. Will see, at least it's rockboxed and a big chunk of files were already copied.

post #1558 of 3944
If you had another sdxc card you could use to test it would be a good way to see if it is Rockbox the culprit with that specific card. I assume that your card works fine with the standard apple firmware, correct?

I am sure you know the principle of elimination to find the root cause.
post #1559 of 3944
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

If you had another sdxc card you could use to test it would be a good way to see if it is Rockbox the culprit with that specific card. I assume that your card works fine with the standard apple firmware, correct?

I am sure you know the principle of elimination to find the root cause.

 

apple firmware? haha no no no. the only reason I have to use iTunes is for restore. Immediately after restore I set the ipod to disk mode and off to rockbox. I will try this sdxc on another ipod and if the same issue persists then I know this card is not for me.

 

Not that I have to use the sdxc, the CF's are doing great with RB.

post #1560 of 3944

Hi Head-fiers,

I've built a ssd Ipod 5g with a mSSD Crucial M4 128gb and an adapter (so no rockbox) and it works fine.
Alors, I've previously built the same Ipod with a mSSD Crucial M4 256gb but that doesn't work (already told in this thread) so do not recommend you to do this.

I do know that the pretended "900mAh" battery I bought is **** and so I would like to ask if you do know where can I find a good battery for a fair price ?

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