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post #2176 of 4539
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

Yeah that card reader was bought probably 5 yrs ago. Both that card reader and my office Dell studio xps' built-in card reader were able to detect and format the card.

I made the move and picked up one of these Sonys. I might as well get one that works with the Wellcore.

 

So. DMinor, I can stick a brand new CF card in the Sony, format it, and then stick it in the Tarkan to load-up songs?

post #2177 of 4539
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Originally Posted by arrakian View Post
 

I made the move and picked up one of these Sonys. I might as well get one that works with the Wellcore.

 

So. DMinor, I can stick a brand new CF card in the Sony, format it, and then stick it in the Tarkan to load-up songs?

 

Yes. After the card is formatted with the card reader, put the card in Tarkan and then proceed to a fresh restore, which is no different from restoring any other types of cards or drives.

 

Once the restore is successful, you can load up songs using iTunes if you stick to Apple's original firmware . If you also want to load the Rockbox to it, then enable the disk mode from iTunes and install Rockbox from disk mode.

 

Mine went free of any hiccups during and after the restore. I was concerned Rockbox might not be compatible with the card but it turned out to be a non issue.

post #2178 of 4539
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Originally Posted by arrakian View Post
 

I made the move and picked up one of these Sonys. I might as well get one that works with the Wellcore.

 

So. DMinor, I can stick a brand new CF card in the Sony, format it, and then stick it in the Tarkan to load-up songs?

Sir, that was a very smart move, how much you paid?   (How I didn't think of doing that?)


Edited by cmarti - 1/31/14 at 4:36pm
post #2179 of 4539

One more thing I want to mention is I used the CopyInOrder to batch copy files to the CF card in disk mode under Windows. I don't remember the max batch size but it could be around 40GB's.  I did notice the ipod got a little warm during the batch copy, so I would suggest to keep the batch copy size small and let the card cool down a little bit between batches. If there is a chance for the card to get corrupted, I would think the heat from constant copying BIG batches may be the cause.

post #2180 of 4539
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Sir, that was a very smart move, how much you paid?
$15.US. A great price for peace of mind, I'd say smily_headphones1.gif
post #2181 of 4539
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

One more thing I want to mention is I used the CopyInOrder to batch copy files to the CF card in disk mode under Windows. ... I would think the heat from constant copying BIG batches may be the cause.
This is in line with what I asked a few pages ago:
If I have my audio on my computer in .wav file format, in compressed folders, can the iPod play those files? I mean, I want the iPod itself, to have compressed folders full of .wav files, like a PC/Mac desktop?

Compressing files will get more in a folder, but how will that affect the size of the transfer?
post #2182 of 4539

What you meant by compressed folders? With rockbox, you can just create and copy to folders and play whatever supported audio files from the folders and/or subfolders.

post #2183 of 4539
Any luck trying that big boy 256 GB cf card inside the Mini?
post #2184 of 4539
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Any luck trying that big boy 256 GB cf card inside the Mini?
My card is defective, so no luck.
post #2185 of 4539
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

What you meant by compressed folders?
You can skip to 3:06 to get the gist of what's meant.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eD621f7wbt8
post #2186 of 4539

hi i wonder if someone can help me my ipod classic 160gb 7th gen i believe model MC293 hard disc is playing up i copy music to it and it dosent show up, itunes sometimes wont recognise it and at the moment when i connect it to my pc after about 3 seconds it disconnects its self,

 

so im looking at up grading to ssd 80 to a 160gb but im having trouble finding anything suitable can someone point me in the right direction please, im in the UK

 

thanks

post #2187 of 4539
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Originally Posted by rodders View Post
 

hi i wonder if someone can help me my ipod classic 160gb 7th gen i believe model MC293 hard disc is playing up i copy music to it and it dosent show up, itunes sometimes wont recognise it and at the moment when i connect it to my pc after about 3 seconds it disconnects its self,

 

so im looking at up grading to ssd 80 to a 160gb but im having trouble finding anything suitable can someone point me in the right direction please, im in the UK

 

thanks


Hi

 

Sadly it looks like the 7th gen doesn't really do ssd mods.  You can swop out the hard drive for a sd or compact flash mod but that's about it.  You should be able to swop out the hard drive for another.

post #2188 of 4539
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post


Hi

Sadly it looks like the 7th gen doesn't really do ssd mods.  You can swop out the hard drive for a sd or compact flash mod but that's about it.  You should be able to swop out the hard drive for another.

Thanks David, I think the compact flash cards are probably going to be too expensive do you know what type of sd cards they take and would that require an adaptor?

eta: why is it you believe the 7th gen dosent do the ssd mod? it seems from the op of this tread the ssd for 7th gen worked, i know the op is quite old now so has there been some change?
thanks
Edited by rodders - 2/3/14 at 10:12am
post #2189 of 4539
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

I may get a 2nd gen mini for some diymod fun, like this.

 

Edit: Well it didn't take too long to get a mini. Just grabbed one from eBay for 24 bucks.  Looks like new to me.

 

The seller decided to refund my money one week after I made the payment. It turned out he/she never shipped it. First time ebay experience like this since 2005.

 

So I am looking for a 2g mini again so I can do a clean line out mod.

post #2190 of 4539

Sorry guys, don't know where else to ask this. 

 

Has anyone dealt with Tarkan recently? I've emailed him twice now within the last 3 weeks from his website's "Contact" form, and I haven't heard back from him.

Is he still actively selling his iFlash adapters?--I'd like to buy a couple from him :smile:

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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