Good thread. Decided I couldn't justify ponying up for SSD so I just pulled the trigger on the 240GB HDD from the ebay seller who has them in a kit with some other parts. I bought my ipod used and the backplate has some mumbo jumbo engraved by the previous owner that I can do without. It will be a nice touch to have "240GB" inscribed neatly on the back instead, and it needs a new battery too. I figured I might as well drop an extra $11 for a new front cover and click wheel while I'm at it. So I'll have fresh & clean 240GB rockboxable FLACing goodness for about $220 total. Now I just have to wait patiently for the goodies to arrive.
Saw your post and would like to share with everyone that there is a seller on EBay by the name elec-king who I contacted and ask his if he would sell just the back cover.
He replied back telling me that yes, shipped it cost me $7 and it fits perfectly my 5.5 Gen iPod even though it is for the 7th gen iPod Classic.
(I replace the battery, front cover and the screen with a new 5.5 Gen one which we all know is brighter than the 5th Gen iPod and also replaced the headphone jack/hold switch)
Here are some pics: http://s646.photobucket.com/albums/uu189/cjmarti/iPod%20240GB%20project/
Edited by cmarti - 5/29/12 at 5:28pm