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post #2491 of 8689
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Originally Posted by AudioPhilistine View Post


following up on my earlier questions, can i use stock iPod firmware if i get an 820-1975-A iPod 5.5G motherboard (comes with w/ 64MB RAM, if i'm not mistaken) and upgrade my 5G Video with that + the Crucial mSATA 240GB SSD? would i still get the same potential overheating and song skipping issues?

i've been leafing through the Rockbox docs and i'm just not that interested in it. i'm sure it's great, just not for how i use my gear.


If you are not bothered by rockbox then you might be better served with a tarkan adapter and a 128 sd card instead.  Might work out a little cheaper as well.

post #2492 of 8689
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post


If you are not bothered by rockbox then you might be better served with a tarkan adapter and a 128 sd card instead.  Might work out a little cheaper as well.
thanks, David, but i need more storage space—240GB should be ok. i would consider a HDD upgrade, but i'm hoping an SSD will improve performance when attached via 30-pin dock-connector to my car stereo.

not sure what you mean, though... to clarify i prefer NOT to use Rockbox.

i really wish this unused 5G Video was the 5.5G i originally thought it was. mad.gif
post #2493 of 8689
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Originally Posted by beyondwind View Post
 

If you've read my mod guide thick back is preferred because high battery capacities.

RAM is not a concern for Rockbox, plus that 60GB model have 64MB of ram, which is the maximum you can have.

I skimmed over the mod guide. I wasn't aware of the differences in the battery capacities for the 30GB & 60GB, though it makes perfect sense I'd have more. Having not seen the internals of either one myself, are you then saying that the 60GB thick back is necessary to fit that model's battery with the SSD inside? Since I have a slimmer 30GB back available for it, I'd like to use it if possible. 

Like the other poster above, I'd prefer not to use Rockbox. Not opposed to trying it out at some point, but I imagine I'll still use this in my car more than anything to have all my music with me, and I'd like to not have to worry about which of my current/legacy accessories will work with Rockbox. I'm just primarily trying to get a little more storage, a bump in performance loading between songs, and the peace of mind of flash storage over the spinning hard drive. The entirety of my music collection is just under 9,000 tracks, a total of 46GB of space. So I'd only plan on putting 120GB or so in it for the time being to leave room for adding more songs later. With that number of tracks in mind, and knowing that I have 64MB of RAM, will I still have major issues with the cold start into the stock firmware?

 

Lastly, in the guide you state that the stock firmware will have a shorter battery life because of the draw from the Crucial SSD, and that USB charging will not supply much current for the SSD. Will this be a common issue for most SSD's, Crucial or otherwise? If the primary use for this iPod will be in my car where it will be plugged into a USB charger or head unit with iPod playback capabilities, do you think it will actually drain the battery with the stock firmware installed beyond where it would be practical to use it?

 

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions.

post #2494 of 8689
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 


If you are not bothered by rockbox then you might be better served with a tarkan adapter and a 128 sd card instead.  Might work out a little cheaper as well.

 

Not sure about the 1.8" ZIF ssd, but the CF mod seem to be the most power efficient.

 

Here are my recommendations:

 

CF up to 128GB

CF for 256GB if the price is right :wink:

mSATA for 256GB and up (need a very good battery)

post #2495 of 8689
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

Not sure about the 1.8" ZIF ssd, but the CF mod seem to be the most power efficient.

 

Here are my recommendations:

 

CF up to 128GB

CF for 256GB if the price is right :wink:

mSATA for 256GB and up (need a very good battery)

 

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Originally Posted by CptnDriveThru View Post
 

I skimmed over the mod guide. I wasn't aware of the differences in the battery capacities for the 30GB & 60GB, though it makes perfect sense I'd have more. Having not seen the internals of either one myself, are you then saying that the 60GB thick back is necessary to fit that model's battery with the SSD inside? Since I have a slimmer 30GB back available for it, I'd like to use it if possible. 

Like the other poster above, I'd prefer not to use Rockbox. Not opposed to trying it out at some point, but I imagine I'll still use this in my car more than anything to have all my music with me, and I'd like to not have to worry about which of my current/legacy accessories will work with Rockbox. I'm just primarily trying to get a little more storage, a bump in performance loading between songs, and the peace of mind of flash storage over the spinning hard drive. The entirety of my music collection is just under 9,000 tracks, a total of 46GB of space. So I'd only plan on putting 120GB or so in it for the time being to leave room for adding more songs later. With that number of tracks in mind, and knowing that I have 64MB of RAM, will I still have major issues with the cold start into the stock firmware?

 

Lastly, in the guide you state that the stock firmware will have a shorter battery life because of the draw from the Crucial SSD, and that USB charging will not supply much current for the SSD. Will this be a common issue for most SSD's, Crucial or otherwise? If the primary use for this iPod will be in my car where it will be plugged into a USB charger or head unit with iPod playback capabilities, do you think it will actually drain the battery with the stock firmware installed beyond where it would be practical to use it?

 

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions.


You can use it with stock firmware and charged plugged, with more heat of course.

post #2496 of 8689
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Originally Posted by beyondwind View Post
 

 


You can use it with stock firmware and charged plugged, with more heat of course.

 

The battery with mSATA mod is doing very good if you don't browse the folders or change albums that much.

post #2497 of 8689

I had something weird happen today with my Rockboxed Imod 5.5 with 128GB . I just got it about a week ago and finished installing the new drive and putting on Rockbox. Everything was working great with zero issues. I finally needed to charge it after a few days so I did with my wall charger last night. Well when I get up this morning I see that Rockbox seems to be gone and the stock firmware is somehow back on the Imod with no songs/anything on it. I didn't let it completely die or reset it so im not sure how it happened. Anyone have any ideas?

post #2498 of 8689
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

Not sure about the 1.8" ZIF ssd, but the CF mod seem to be the most power efficient.

 

Here are my recommendations:

 

CF up to 128GB

CF for 256GB if the price is right :wink:

mSATA for 256GB and up (need a very good battery)

So if I were to do a 128GB CF mod rather than the mSATA, I might have better luck with heat issues and battery life?

post #2499 of 8689
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Originally Posted by CptnDriveThru View Post
 

So if I were to do a 128GB CF mod rather than the mSATA, I might have better luck with heat issues and battery life?

 

Yes, and especially if you want to use the ipod's stock firmware. It's a guaranteed luck.

post #2500 of 8689
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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post
 

I had something weird happen today with my Rockboxed Imod 5.5 with 128GB . I just got it about a week ago and finished installing the new drive and putting on Rockbox. Everything was working great with zero issues. I finally needed to charge it after a few days so I did with my wall charger last night. Well when I get up this morning I see that Rockbox seems to be gone and the stock firmware is somehow back on the Imod with no songs/anything on it. I didn't let it completely die or reset it so im not sure how it happened. Anyone have any ideas?

 

^ It is normal - you are seeing dual boot function of Rockbox. Do this: Unlock -> unplug it from power -> press down and hold center button and "menu" for 3 min -> Rockbox should be back before that 3 min ends. Next time when you charge it, turn on to Rockbox normally, leave iPod on and let it charge. 

post #2501 of 8689
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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post
 

I had something weird happen today with my Rockboxed Imod 5.5 with 128GB . I just got it about a week ago and finished installing the new drive and putting on Rockbox. Everything was working great with zero issues. I finally needed to charge it after a few days so I did with my wall charger last night. Well when I get up this morning I see that Rockbox seems to be gone and the stock firmware is somehow back on the Imod with no songs/anything on it. I didn't let it completely die or reset it so im not sure how it happened. Anyone have any ideas?


Could you post the 128GB SSD model number so I can maintain a list? Thanks.

post #2502 of 8689
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post
 

 

^ It is normal - you are seeing dual boot function of Rockbox. Do this: Unlock -> unplug it from power -> press down and hold center button and "menu" for 3 min -> Rockbox should be back before that 3 min ends. Next time when you charge it, turn on to Rockbox normally, leave iPod on and let it charge. 

Thank you sir that was my exact problem.

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Originally Posted by beyondwind View Post
 


Could you post the 128GB SSD model number so I can maintain a list? Thanks.

It was this one http://www.head-fi.org/t/707862/fs-128gb-msata-with-free-zif-adapter-for-laptop-or-ipod-ssd-mod#post_10317611

 

BTW thank you as well for the rockbox

post #2503 of 8689

I have so far loaded almost the entire 446GB's with only 10GB's left free. The ipod shows no signs of slowing down and remains very responsive. Very impressive for this size of drive. This RB patch works really well with the mSATA's, and I have a strong feeling it will work well with a 1TB mSATA.

 

Edit:

Shall we try this one?  I think this drive will cure the itching fingers for good. :wink_face:   Maybe we should wait for another 6 months for the price to drop.


Edited by DMinor - 3/12/14 at 2:23am
post #2504 of 8689
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I have so far loaded almost the entire 446GB's with only 10GB's left free. The ipod shows no signs of slowing down and remains very responsive.
I would think you could go even lower, like 3Gb, since music files are measured in Megabytes and 3 Gig should be plenty to move things around in.
Edited by arrakian - 3/12/14 at 4:28pm
post #2505 of 8689
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Originally Posted by arrakian View Post


I would think you could go even lower, like 3Gb, since music files are measured in Megabytes and 3 Gig should be plenty to move things around in.

 

I think so and it will get there pretty soon. My 256GB CF has been fully loaded with only 100MB free and it has no trouble moving things around.

 

The 480GB mSATA mod is actually more responsive than the 256GB CF mod.

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