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post #2866 of 3302
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Originally Posted by egophec View Post

I'd love to upgrade my 80GB ipod 5.5G to add some additional space via msata drive but is there any speed or performance increase?


msata is more demanding for power so you will need a good battery (e.g. the 850mAh Miliamp battery). The file transfer (write) speed with the msata is pretty good at 9 MB/sec. But I don't think there is much difference in speed of accessing files from UI. With Rockbox you can play FLAC lossless files also with cue files supported. RB+FLAC should be an upgrade in sound quality from playing mp3 files on apple's firmware, from my experience.

 

If you can find a thin battery good enough to fit the thin back plate, you can actually convert your ipod 80GB to the slim one using a thin back plate with the msata drive. So it will be lighter, thinner and more portable.

post #2867 of 3302
Thanks. If I got a UI performance boost I'd be all about it so I think I'll just stick with the standard drive. Thanks for saving me the time and money.
post #2868 of 3302
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Originally Posted by moonspeak View Post
 

I've got a couple questions, and I apologize if they've been covered previously. It's really hard to find any search results for something so specific and the amount of pages in this thread is just impossible to sift through.

 

Is it a known issue to hear coil whine with the SSD mod? I have to put my ear up to the iPod to hear it, but it's there and it makes me concerned for the longevity of all the components if I leave it running like that. I'm using a Crucial M500 480GB SSD with the same ZIF adapter that everyone uses. Could it be the cheap Chinese adapter causing it, or possibly the SSD?

 

My other question is has anyone else gotten IPL Loader 2 to work with an SSD? Or is it a known issue that it doesn't? I can get this Pod to boot the Apple OS and boot Rockbox via the RB bootloader just fine, but when using Loader 2, it loads a screen that says the MBR is invalid, then loads the GUI which only shows Apple OS, Disk Mode, and Sleep (guess it can't read the drive so it can't see the loader.cfg). Does anyone know a workaround or is it not possible?

 

I can't hear any noise coming out of any of my two mSATA iPods, so I can't comment on that.

 

I don't think anyone here tried or has interest in the IPL Loader 2, I've use it with my old 240gb hard drive iPod but no with the mSATA iPods.

post #2869 of 3302
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Originally Posted by egophec View Post

Thanks. If I got a UI performance boost I'd be all about it so I think I'll just stick with the standard drive. Thanks for saving me the time and money.

You must use RockBox if you ever decide to go the mSATA route, Apple's official firmware is too unstable when using mSATA.

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Can apple's firmware handle a 256 gb SD card?

post #2871 of 3302
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Originally Posted by evanft View Post

Can apple's firmware handle a 256 gb SD card?

The iPod recognizes it but there is an issue with the SD to CF adapter where everything corrupts after you transfer 130-140gb. Tarkan is working on a solution for this with his adapter manufacturer.
post #2872 of 3302
I'm so stoked. I just ordered a Leckerton UHA 6S MKII amp from a fellow headfier. Can't wait to try it with my solid silver LOD, and iMod. Compare it to my Fiio E17.

Got this one at a good price too.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/710624/fs-leckerton-audio-uha-6-mkii-with-4-pairs-of-opamps-for-some-rolling-options#post_10498114

Now to find a deal on an msata drive biggrin.gif
Edited by DR650SE - 5/4/14 at 8:12am
post #2873 of 3302
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

I'm so stoked. I just ordered a Leckerton UHA 6S MKII amp from a fellow headfier. Can't wait to try it with my solid silver LOD, and iMod. Compare it to my Fiio E17.

Got this one at a good price too.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/710624/fs-leckerton-audio-uha-6-mkii-with-4-pairs-of-opamps-for-some-rolling-options#post_10498114

Now to find a deal on an msata drive biggrin.gif

 

Great. I have not heard the E17, so no comparison between the two.

 

Just FYI, with your capless imod you will have 2 volts of dc offsets to the UHA amp. As a result, you will hear the scratching sound when you turn the vol knob on the UHA. This is normal and you only hear it when you turn the knob. On high gain, the dc offsets are amplified by 8 times and you will hear distortions around 12 o'clock. But I don't need that high vol for my phones so it's a non issue for me.

 

If you have any questions, you can also email Nick at Leckerton. He is a great guy.

post #2874 of 3302
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Originally Posted by egophec View Post

Thanks. If I got a UI performance boost I'd be all about it so I think I'll just stick with the standard drive. Thanks for saving me the time and money.


you can get a performance boost right now with your 80gb rockbox hard drive

 

settings / general settings / system / disk / disk spindown / 254 s

 

and

 

.....................(same as above)................./ directory cache / yes

 

this will use more battery since the hdd is spinning more

 

browse around your directories and play random songs, give it around 5 mins or more to let all the songs cache up.

 

then it should run great .

post #2875 of 3302

So does everyone concurs that an SDD upgrade won't yield a boot in UI performance?

post #2876 of 3302
@DMinor, Thanks for the info. The scratching is definitely something I would have questioned. Hopefully I don't need the volume up to much for my DT 880 250ohm cans. biggrin.gif Should be fun!
post #2877 of 3302
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


The iPod recognizes it but there is an issue with the SD to CF adapter where everything corrupts after you transfer 130-140gb. Tarkan is working on a solution for this with his adapter manufacturer.


I just ran into this problem myself over the weekend. I used a PNY 256gb Elite Performance SDXC card. Hopefully Tarkan can solve it with the CF -> SD adapter manufacturer via revised firmware.

 

Everything seemed fine as I ejected the 6th Gen. Classic and played back songs after both 30gb, and then 50gb transferred, then I went for the whole shebang and loaded 203gb.

 

240gb iFlash Classic 6th Gen. iTunes screen, looks OK, but it's not.

 

The iPod now shows 203gb of "other" data on it, but no songs at all.

 

iFlash Classic 6th Gen. 240gb corrupted due to CF -> SD card adapter firmware problem.

 

On reconnection to the computer, iTunes says it detects a corrupted iPod.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/5/14 at 4:53pm
post #2878 of 3302
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Originally Posted by evanft View Post
 

Can apple's firmware handle a 256 gb SD card?


I believe there is no problem with Apple's firmware, the unit does support a moving parts HDD of 240gb capacity. But as mentioned in another post there is some issue with 256gb SDXC cards, and the CF -> SD adapter's firmware that Tarkan is currently working on.

post #2879 of 3302

My iPod Video Gen. 5.5 build from summer 2013, using the Tarkan ZIF -> CF board, a CF -> SD adapter, and PNY 128gb Pro Elite SDXC card:

 

Opened case of iPod Video Gen 5.5, the stock HDD removed/replaced by a Tarkan ZIF->CF adapter board, and CF->SD memory card adapter fitted with 128GB SDXC card. Ease in opening the case vs. huge pain in the ass iPod Classic makes the Gen 5.5 Video a good candidate for Flash storage upgrade, as does the stock Wolfson DAC. Don't seek out or use cheap parts, it won't even work.

 

This one went off without a hitch, no problems on the restore or anything else, it functions perfectly. I gave it to a friend who had her beloved Gen. 3 iPod stolen.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/5/14 at 4:56pm
post #2880 of 3302
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 

But as mentioned in another post there is some issue with 256gb SDXC cards, and the CF -> SD adapter's firmware that Tarkan is currently working on.

Exactly. 

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