The crucial m500 ssd can be made to work better in the ipod . It may even be able to not shut the ipod down due to high amp drain when battery is at 25 per cent or lower
The crucial m500 ssd drives have “Field upgradable firmware” On 03/25/2014 Firmware Update MU05 was released
The firmware includes a self monitoring temperature system where if the drive goes above 70c it slows the drive down and uses less power to cool it down. Then it goes back into “high performance mode” . the ipod does not need high performance mode, this is what causes the ssd to get hot and to suck out extra power from the battery.
There was a program/patch (I think it was from crucial/micron but I cant find it this time) that disables the self monitor and keeps it in high performance mode all the time – I don’t know who would want that but heres the point… we need the opposite of that.
If someone knows how to rewrite the firmware of the drive and put it in to “permanent low power slower performance mode” I think our problem will be solved. Or maybe we could get a campaign going to contact crucial and ask them to code the firmware or patch for us.