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post #1561 of 3313
I read an article once about battery quality for the 5th gen and it mentionned two main locations where you could get quality batteries however the price is not going to be cheap, the famous saying you get what you pay for.

Here are the two locations :http://www.ipodbatterydepot.com/index.asp?engine=google&ad=broadmatch2&adid=googlebroad3&gclid=CImpH1_69nbkCFa87MgodC3EATA

And

http://www.milliamp.com/battery-5th-generation-ipod-video.html
post #1562 of 3313
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Originally Posted by JulianFR View Post

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 ?

That's weird, my everyday iPod video has the 256gb Crucial installed and it works just great.

 

Anyways, this is the best battery available.


Edited by cmarti - 8/27/13 at 8:56am
post #1563 of 3313
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

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.

PNY - 128GB SDXC Class 10 Memory Card

 

This is what I have in my Rockboxed iPod Video 5.5G with the Tarkan board and the newer CF-to-SD adapter.  Works great, but battery life is a little short even though it is a "new" battery.   I think I got bit by a bad battery batch, so I might try the battery suppliers above.

post #1564 of 3313
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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post

PNY - 128GB SDXC Class 10 Memory Card

This is what I have in my Rockboxed iPod Video 5.5G with the Tarkan board and the newer CF-to-SD adapter.  Works great, but battery life is a little short even though it is a "new" battery.   I think I got bit by a bad battery batch, so I might try the battery suppliers above.

Thanks for the info, will most likely buy one. The battery I purchased was from
The second link, I thought it was a tad expensive but so far it's the one that lasted the most and the charge is pretty good.
post #1565 of 3313

At last! After about a year since I realised I could mod my pod I actually got it all fired up yesterday night.

Used the Tarken adapter bundle with a Komputerbay 128GB SDXC Class 10 (from Amazon for £58). Had to format it to fat32 (instead of the default exFat) and change the drive letter before my PC and iTunes could see it but the restore went fine and, more amazingly, the Rockbox install went perfectly. The drive ended up giving 119GB of actual space which is always a bit of bummer but now I've got the job of filling that puppy up.

 

In retrospect this has to be the best solution cost-wise and also for flexibility since I can use SD and CF cards depending on price and memory size.

 

Many thanks for all the help and the case histories this thread has provided!

post #1566 of 3313
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Originally Posted by virgopunk View Post

At last! After about a year since I realised I could mod my pod I actually got it all fired up yesterday night.
Used the Tarken adapter bundle with a Komputerbay 128GB SDXC Class 10 (from Amazon for £58). Had to format it to fat32 (instead of the default exFat) and change the drive letter before my PC and iTunes could see it but the restore went fine and, more amazingly, the Rockbox install went perfectly. The drive ended up giving 119GB of actual space which is always a bit of bummer but now I've got the job of filling that puppy up.

In retrospect this has to be the best solution cost-wise and also for flexibility since I can use SD and CF cards depending on price and memory size.

Many thanks for all the help and the case histories this thread has provided!

Congrats and welcome to the mod family! wink.gif
post #1567 of 3313

Ha ha. Maybe I spoke a bit too soon? I'm having some trouble getting the files copied across. I set up a batch copy (around 65gb) initially using teracopy but inevitably the process hangs at points meaning I can't just leave it to run. I've also tried using Windows own copy process, switching between Rockbox and iPod disk mode.

 

It has copied a considerable amount already but, as I said, it'll hang on some files meaning I have to abort and  reselect everything again. 

 

What I'd like to know is that now I've got rockbox installed is it possible to remove the sdxc card from the ipopd and copy the files directly to the folder via my card reader (it's xc compatible)? I just think this may make it a simpler process (less links in the chain).

 

I think that I may give FreeFileSync a go since it seems a bit more rugged than Teracopy. Teracopy has been ok for simple copying tasks but copying a few thousand flac files seems to blow it's mind. FreeFileSync is open source whereas Teracopy is just one guy (as far as I'm aware). Anyhoo I'll give FFS a go and report back.

 

Other than that, tied with either my iBasso T3 or CMoy, I'm just so pleased to have the massive bump in audio quality over the Galaxy Note (and it's ****ty Samsung coded Yamaha dac) and the iPod is so light with the HDD out. It feels wrong somehow :-/


Edited by virgopunk - 8/29/13 at 1:40am
post #1568 of 3313

Ok guys thanks for your answer.

For the 256gb Ipod I guess I did something wrong but the same Ipod with the same hardware worked fine only with the 128gb version. But it's ok because the 256gb mSSD is now in my laptop and I took the 128go from it. I think that 128gb is enough. Also, how long does your Ipod can run on a full charge cmarti?

Who use which amp here? I got a SMSL 4S but I am building the LOD so I haven't got the time to use it.

post #1569 of 3313
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Originally Posted by JulianFR View Post

Also, how long does your Ipod can run on a full charge cmarti?
 

I am using an original iPod classic 7th gen battery, it's about a year old and it last around 9 hours on a full charge and the volume at 60%

post #1570 of 3313
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Originally Posted by virgopunk View Post

 

What I'd like to know is that now I've got rockbox installed is it possible to remove the sdxc card from the ipopd and copy the files directly to the folder via my card reader (it's xc compatible)? I just think this may make it a simpler process (less links in the chain).

I don't think so.  The FAT32 file format of the card is changed by the iPod initialization process.  I tried looking at one of my CF cards that was in a Rockboxed iPod using my computer's CF card reader later, but it would not recognize it. 

post #1571 of 3313
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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post

I don't think so.  The FAT32 file format of the card is changed by the iPod initialization process.  I tried looking at one of my CF cards that was in a Rockboxed iPod using my computer's CF card reader later, but it would not recognize it. 

Yep it's been my experience as well. Once initialized it's not accessible other than being mounted as a drive in windows.
post #1572 of 3313
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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post

I don't think so.  The FAT32 file format of the card is changed by the iPod initialization process.  I tried looking at one of my CF cards that was in a Rockboxed iPod using my computer's CF card reader later, but it would not recognize it. 

Yup, you're right. I'm having a really difficult time transferring my collection to the ipod. I'm trying to get 110GBs of files moved across from my MyBookLive (direct ethernet to the PC). I've tried (am trying) TeraCopy FastFileSync and the basic windows copy function. If I try to bulk copy with Tera or FFS it'll copy some stuff then run into an error that stalls the process (meaning I can't just leave it to run over night). I think it has something to do with the dates of the files changing when moved from an NTFS to a FAT32 directory. For some reason though I can get chunks copied over but the copy speed will fluctuate from around 5MB/s down  to 60KB/s. It's all very annoying.

 

I've tried my USB 3.0 and 2.0 connections (no real difference between the two really), I've re-partitioned the card and reformatted and restored the ipod, reinstalled Rockbox, blah, blah, blah.

 

I'll get there in the end (probably over the course of a couple of days!) but I remember it was much simpler when the iPod had it's old HDD in. I wonder if it's more to do with the SDXC format? Doesn't it convert files when adding them to one of these types of cards?

 

Has anyone else run into this kind of issue using the CF/SD mod?

 

Cheers.

 

EDIT: After reading some of Tarkan's feedback on his comments, it seems that it's a Rockbox issue. The latest version has changed the way it handles the USB connection:

 

"I have had a chance to play with rockbox today. Last working version I found is v3.6, the problem seems to be the Rockbox USB handler has got issues with SDXC cards (probably due to timing).

v3.6 and before on Rockbox when you plugged in the usb, it would drop down to the native iPod diskmode handler which used the iPod device driver on the computer, to do the file transfers.

From v3.7 Rockbox is using it’s own USB handler/code and appearing to the computer as a portable device (on windows it uses Windows Portable Devices driver) – and Rockbox is handling the actually file transfer between the computer and the iPod drive."

So I switched to the normal iPod disk mode and things seem to be going ok right now (consistent transfer speeds - no hang ups)...yay!


Edited by virgopunk - 8/30/13 at 4:31am
post #1573 of 3313

Hey virgopunk,

 

I am using the SD to CF adapter but on am iPod mini and it works great with both Apple OF and RockBox, the card is a 128GB Lexar.

post #1574 of 3313

I am using a Komputerbay 600X 128gb Compact Flash in my iMod 5.5G 80GB and it runs flawless.

post #1575 of 3313
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Originally Posted by gav007 View Post

I am using a Komputerbay 600X 128gb Compact Flash in my iMod 5.5G 80GB and it runs flawless.


Good to know, thanks for posting this as I have been thinking of putting one of those in my iPod Mini.

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