So here is my story.
I have a 80GB 5.5G iPod Video. Last summer I upgraded it's harddrive to the 240GB one, back then it cost me 90-100$ with shipping included. But unfortunately, it died on me after 3 months. So I would avoid going that path again. Besides, for some reason, the prices have doubled ever since.
I am looking for a 512 solution. BUT I am afraid of the software limitation of the iPod. I am curious of actually how many items it can actuallty read.
The newer iPod 7G Classic can read about 30 000 I think. I read on a macrumors thread.
Before my 240gb died, I managed to sync around 8100 items @ ~90GB.
So I am curious if the iPod Video can actually reaad around 30k files.
No rockbox needed btw.