Before you flame me for asking this question, please know that I have already read much of this thread, as well as other sources on the Internet. This thread has gotten so long as to be very unwieldy to read and figure out what exactly works and what doesn't. I wish it could be pinned or that someone could start a new thread with the most recent information summarized. I've tried to read through this thread and have succeeded in confusing myself.
All that being said, I am actively trying to buy a used iPod. I'm looking at either 5th Generation Enhanced (sometimes referred to as the 5.5 Generation), the 6th Generation or the 7th Generation. My ultimate goal is to mod the iPod to use an SSD or mSATA, but in the meantime, I'd like to use it as is. My dilemma is that I have about 84GB of music alone and would really like to be able to put all of it on the iPod as is until I get around to the mod. I have seen some refurbished 5.5 Gen iPods with 100GB and 120GB drives, so those would work. Also, there are plenty of 6th and 7th Gen iPods with 120GB or 160GB drives.
I guess I have two questions then. If I decide to go with a refurbished 5.5 Gen, what are my options for going solid state with it and what parts would I need for each option? The same thing is true of the 6th or 7th Gen iPods. What are my options for going solid state and what parts would I need for each option? One last thing, in either of those scenarios, does the thickness of the case matter?
Thank you in advance for your help.