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post #2626 of 8681
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

For me, I'm thinking of going for the 480GB mSata route for the bragging rights. I don't need that much space... Yet. But I love carrying all my music with me, and that would help. Plus, a 480GB iMod, how can you beat that? When a 1TB mSata is out, I'd love to get one of those too. Truthfully, a 256GB CF card would be more than enough, and increase the battery life. But I want the most modded, ultimate iPod. I love tinkering with things and an iPod is no different.

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I am constantly looking for new music to listen. My main interest is classical and there is an ocean of classical music for me to explore, especially music by those unknown and less known composers. That's why I appreciate these big GB bad boys.

 

Also with these bad boys, you no longer need to have separate drive(s) for backup of your music library. This is supposedly the way to back up your digital music contents, to portable DAP's not to portable drives.

post #2627 of 8681
Exactly. I love exploring new music. And I love having all of it my fingertips. I'll still keep a backup to another large drive, but having another backup in the DAP is huge.

Also, I prefer the stock iPod software, I'm assuming that works fine with the msata?

I tried Rockbox, and may try it again, but flipping between albums and songs, had more lag then the stock iPod software.

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Also, I prefer the stock iPod software, I'm assuming that works fine with the msata?
 

 

Nope, the stock apple firmware does not work well with the mSATA mod due to known issues (over heat, unstable UI).

post #2629 of 8681
Hmm, that's a bummer. I wonder why that would be. It may be worth giving Rockbox another go.

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There is a someone on ebay selling 480gb ipods, according to the seller they are using the original ui with no issues with heat or stability. Hmmmm.....

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111291272330?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

post #2631 of 8681
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There is a someone on ebay selling 480gb ipods, according to the seller they are using the original ui with no issues with heat or stability. Hmmmm.....

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111291272330?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

Interesting as the seller claims. I don't see any other options other than using a mSATA for the 480GB at this point. Hopefully he has tested the mod long enough with actually copying all the files to the drive to see if there was any limit. Also it could be he is using a different adapter (which we don't know).

post #2632 of 8681

I don't know what adapter he is using either but there is also a second seller out there selling the 480gb ipod. 

post #2633 of 8681
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I don't know what adapter he is using either but there is also a second seller out there selling the 480gb ipod. 

Wait until the buyer syncs music and plays and starts hearing the songs cutting in at the intro and also the skipping when the iPod starts heating up.  I did this with the 256gb Crucial mSATA and it does work but it's not perfect.

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Another thing, watch how Apple shuts down the listings for these two sellers. They did it before when people were selling on eBay the modified 240gb iPods.

 

P.S. I like this idea:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPod-160GbGb-5-5-Gen-Thin-Black-Rubberized-/261371771429?pt=Other_MP3_Players&hash=item3cdaf8ba25

post #2635 of 8681
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Another thing, watch how Apple shuts down the listings for these two sellers. They did it before when people were selling on eBay the modified 240gb iPods.

 

P.S. I like this idea:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPod-160GbGb-5-5-Gen-Thin-Black-Rubberized-/261371771429?pt=Other_MP3_Players&hash=item3cdaf8ba25


Ah man! Stole my idea :) I think I posted how to do this a couple weeks ago, and just got some backs in from freakin China. Was going to put'em on ebay. May still.

post #2636 of 8681
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Ah man! Stole my idea :) I think I posted how to do this a couple weeks ago, and just got some backs in from freakin China. Was going to put'em on ebay. May still.

How to do what? The rubber coated front and back covers?

post #2637 of 8681
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How to do what? The rubber coated front and back covers?


Yeah, thought the front cover was not my idea. I think another user was keen on doing that. Anyway, more power to the interweb, and congrats to the man who got there first. I hope I can at least make my money back on the batch I'm working on. I figured most folks, especially in the city, wouldn't have a place to sand and coat themselves. Hope someone can find a use for both.

 

Actually, I like how they used the 6 cover on the 5.5 too. Smart! Lower profile...

 

Cest la vie!

post #2638 of 8681
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Yeah, thought the front cover was not my idea. I think another user was keen on doing that. Anyway, more power to the interweb, and congrats to the man who got there first. I hope I can at least make my money back on the batch I'm working on. I figured most folks, especially in the city, wouldn't have a place to sand and coat themselves. Hope someone can find a use for both.

 

Actually, I like how they used the 6 cover on the 5.5 too. Smart! Lower profile...

 

Cest la vie!

Hey I am buying some of those covers from you, just let me know once you have them ready :)

post #2639 of 8681

Thanks man... Just to share the love for those who want to try on their own...

 

Sand all surfaces and clean oils off with turpentine.

 

I spray the wheels and buttons directly

 

 

 

Then spray with self-etching primer.

 

 

Then after the primer is fully dry.

 

 

They come out pretty awesome and hold up well too...

 

 

 

Shoot, I even made some arrangements with Tarkan and some folks in Hong Kong to try and make the package even sweeter with a CF that will draw as little power as possible, while also providing space large enough for most with no moving parts.

 

 

 

I have enough for ten kits, and I was going to offer prices that would be just as good as buying direct, but with shipping here in the US... Trying to help Tarkan, and make this mod more readily available to people who don't want to study and make the mods themselves...

post #2640 of 8681
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Originally Posted by MParrott View Post
 

 

 

 

I have enough for ten kits, and I was going to offer prices that would be just as good as buying direct, but with shipping here in the US... Trying to help Tarkan, and make this mod more readily available to people who don't want to study and make the mods themselves...

 

 

Wow! It looks awesome! Will definitely get a kit from you, I need the click wheel, back cover and front cover for my cap-less iPod.

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