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post #1711 of 8691

I didn't see any voltage listed on the web page I quoted.  I totally agree it is a failed exercise if the larger drive is 5V.   I'm not sure about the size though, as the 480MB seems to somehow come without an enclosure.  Anyways, I'm not in need of 960GB -- in fact, my two 128GB iPods work great!

post #1712 of 8691
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Originally Posted by SiGiE View Post
 

It looks similar to the adapter that I used.   But you will have to try to be 100%, as I used a Crucial mSATA 256GB and got my adapter from a different source.      

So, would this Crucial be a safer bet than the Toshiba drive?

http://www.cyberport.de/crucial-m500-ssd-240gb-2-5zoll-mlc-sata600---msata-4mm-3310-018_499.html

 

Didi you use the crucial on a 5th gen?

 

Cheers!

post #1713 of 8691
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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post
 

So, would this Crucial be a safer bet than the Toshiba drive?

http://www.cyberport.de/crucial-m500-ssd-240gb-2-5zoll-mlc-sata600---msata-4mm-3310-018_499.html

 

Didi you use the crucial on a 5th gen?

 

Cheers!

 

I have only used an M4 Crucial mSATA 256GB.   There were hiccups which require rebooting the mSATA. If the toshiba will not have this problem, then that the Toshiba might work better for you. I have plans on upgrading to a 480GB when the need arise.  For now 256GB holding 5000 AIFF is more than enough considering that I have about 4TB Music files on my desktop.   I am using a WhipMod 5.5G.  I had a RWA iMod and that worked fine, as well.

post #1714 of 8691

Just FYI: the 480Gb m500 works in a 5.5. Only 446 gb useable space, but I guess it will suffice..

post #1715 of 8691
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Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post
 

Just FYI: the 480Gb m500 works in a 5.5. Only 446 gb useable space, but I guess it will suffice..


Do you have Rockbox running on it? 

post #1716 of 8691

No. Have some ALAC files (In stead of FLAC), but rockbox was not possible on mSATA earlier, doubt it has changed. Anyway, not a fan of rockbox, but have not used it long.

post #1717 of 8691
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Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post
 

No. Have some ALAC files (In stead of FLAC), but rockbox was not possible on mSATA earlier, doubt it has changed. Anyway, not a fan of rockbox, but have not used it long.


How is the battery performance and stability of the player with the mSATA drive? Do you have any overheat issue? Also what adapter card did you use?

 

480GB is certainly attractive.


Edited by DMinor - 12/12/13 at 1:40pm
post #1718 of 8691
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Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post

Just FYI: the 480GB m500 works in a 5.5G. Only 446GB useable space, but I guess it will suffice...
Mighty cool! Thank you for sharing that information!
Edited by the wizard of oz - 12/12/13 at 2:43pm
post #1719 of 8691
Hello.
Well, I have not used up the battery yet, it is in a old fat back, so around 800mah? I have made a 18650 mod that looks kinda funky (fugly), that has a 3400mah battery, and was contemplating combining those two for an unbeatable playtime..
The adapter was bought on ebay from a Iink earlier in this thread.
I did try the 240 Gb m4 first, and I belive this is more stable, however this too has a large amperage, so the player can get a "low battery" warning earlier than expected.
There was some heat at first with the file transfer, same as with the m4, but not dangerously hot.
Exceeding 50k songs makes "shuffle songs" unusable, but maneuvering and file transfer is faster than with a harddrive.
post #1720 of 8691

Anyone tested the M500 240gb on a 5th gen?

I can get the m500 cheaper than the toshiba.

post #1721 of 8691

Hey guys, i have a problem with an ipod classic 80gb.

I was using my ipod with rockbox untill the hard drive started giving me signs of failure. So i decided to buy a 32gb ssd. I tried to plug the ssd to the ipod but on the screen it told about some error concerning the emCORE and BBT. So i tried to restore it using itunes. Now i can see the apple red X, but i can't restore it or enter the disk mode. The computer doesn't see the ipod when connected. If i plug the old hd i get the same error.

So i don't know what to do now. Help please!

post #1722 of 8691
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Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post
 

Just FYI: the 480Gb m500 works in a 5.5. Only 446 gb useable space, but I guess it will suffice..

 

So Ashguhr, 

 

Can you confirm that the 480GB version  of the Crucial mSATA will physically fit in the housing of a 5.5G 80GB iPod video?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-120GB-mSATA-Internal-CT120M500SSD3/dp/B00BQ8RFAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386346316&sr=1-1&keywords=msata+ssd+crucial

 

… using this ZIF adapter card? 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009BA5JU6/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1UCLUF7KW7AYG

 

Thanks! 

post #1723 of 8691
Hello.
Well, the adapter fits, and it looks very much like the one I have.
Bad news is that it stopped working properly after discharging, sending the ipod in an endless restart loop until the battery ran out, (or appeared to ).
I fear it has something to do with the relatively high amperage (1.7A) that the player can not provide.
A solution could be to supply the adapter directly with a 3.3V source, but that kind of major surgery would make it less portable, since there is very little room inside. However, as a car player, it could be hooked up to a power source all the time while using it.
Also, my 240Gb m4 stopped working for no apparent reason..
post #1724 of 8691
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Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post

Hello.
Well, the adapter fits, and it looks very much like the one I have.
Bad news is that it stopped working properly after discharging, sending the ipod in an endless restart loop until the battery ran out, (or appeared to ).
I fear it has something to do with the relatively high amperage (1.7A) that the player can not provide.
A solution could be to supply the adapter directly with a 3.3V source, but that kind of major surgery would make it less portable, since there is very little room inside. However, as a car player, it could be hooked up to a power source all the time while using it.
Also, my 240Gb m4 stopped working for no apparent reason..

 

Sorry to hear the problems you are experiencing. From my brief try on a 256gb mSATA, I noticed heat issue (very hot). I didn't feel comfortable with the heat, not mentioning its incompatibility with RB. So I returned the drive.

 

I surprisingly discovered the CF cards sound better than the SDXC cards when I was working on one of my diymods, at least that's to my ears (I know it shouldn't be but I always let my ears rule). So now I stick to the CF's.

post #1725 of 8691
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post

Hello.
Well, the adapter fits, and it looks very much like the one I have.
Bad news is that it stopped working properly after discharging, sending the ipod in an endless restart loop until the battery ran out, (or appeared to ).
I fear it has something to do with the relatively high amperage (1.7A) that the player can not provide.
A solution could be to supply the adapter directly with a 3.3V source, but that kind of major surgery would make it less portable, since there is very little room inside. However, as a car player, it could be hooked up to a power source all the time while using it.
Also, my 240Gb m4 stopped working for no apparent reason..

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post

Hello.
Well, the adapter fits, and it looks very much like the one I have.
Bad news is that it stopped working properly after discharging, sending the ipod in an endless restart loop until the battery ran out, (or appeared to ).
I fear it has something to do with the relatively high amperage (1.7A) that the player can not provide.
A solution could be to supply the adapter directly with a 3.3V source, but that kind of major surgery would make it less portable, since there is very little room inside. However, as a car player, it could be hooked up to a power source all the time while using it.
Also, my 240Gb m4 stopped working for no apparent reason..

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashguhr View Post

Hello.
Well, the adapter fits, and it looks very much like the one I have.
Bad news is that it stopped working properly after discharging, sending the ipod in an endless restart loop until the battery ran out, (or appeared to ).
I fear it has something to do with the relatively high amperage (1.7A) that the player can not provide.
A solution could be to supply the adapter directly with a 3.3V source, but that kind of major surgery would make it less portable, since there is very little room inside. However, as a car player, it could be hooked up to a power source all the time while using it.
Also, my 240Gb m4 stopped working for no apparent reason..

 

I had similar problems occassionally occur to my iPod with the 256GB M4 Crucial mSATA. All it took was to reboot the mSATA
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