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post #2941 of 3420
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Originally Posted by rbhawaii View Post
 

the kit seems amazing

the 2000mah should bring up the run time to over 16 hours

the battery is a li-po and not a li-on right? if so be careful dont leave it in a car on a hot day.

The kit is indeed amazing, I am not sure what kind of battery it is but the iPods that I will use these are not units I leave in the car. For the car I have the trustworthy 240gb hard drive 5.5th gen iPod.

 

The seller stopped selling these on eBay because he was losing money, some people got the whole kit for 99 cents shipped! Let's see how it goes when I get these, I will be getting the iFlash-Sata adapter from Tarkan sometime next week so it will be fun to build a 480gb 7th gen iPod with this big battery.

post #2942 of 3420
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

The kit is indeed amazing, I am not sure what kind of battery it is but the iPods that I will use these are not units I leave in the car. For the car I have the trustworthy 240gb hard drive 5.5th gen iPod.

 

The seller stopped selling these on eBay because he was losing money, some people got the whole kit for 99 cents shipped! Let's see how it goes when I get these, I will be getting the iFlash-Sata adapter from Tarkan sometime next week so it will be fun to build a 480gb 7th gen iPod with this big battery.


i wonder why he thought it was a good idea to start the bidding at $1? he could have just adjusted future auctions to cover his costs. i would just love to know where he gets his battery from, any chance of finding out?

post #2943 of 3420
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Originally Posted by rbhawaii View Post
 


i wonder why he thought it was a good idea to start the bidding at $1? he could have just adjusted future auctions to cover his costs. i would just love to know where he gets his battery from, any chance of finding out?

I think like Tarkan he works directly with the manufacturer.

 

Quote from my email with him:

 

" I'm an mechanical and electrical engineer, I'm interested in this too:)

32/64/128GB SSD is popular in china, there is different views on this.  Of course I have 256 and 512GB SSD. I will take pictures and email you when I to my company, sorry I don't have these at home now.

If only purchase the single 2000mah battery, the price is $7.5 each. plus $5 shipping fee if less than 5pcs. 
I have two kinds of batteries:
one is a long battery(you had saw in my list on ebay) which used for upgrade the thin ipod classic or video. In order to have enough space to install this battery, a thick back cover is needed.
another one is a shorter battery(please note the manual i had emailed), which used together with the SSD for upgrade the thin ipod. Because the SSD is smaller than HDD, there is enough space to install the battery, original back cover is ok.
They have the same price. Please confirm which battery you want."
post #2944 of 3420
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

I think like Tarkan he works directly with the manufacturer.

 

Quote from my email with him:

 

" I'm an mechanical and electrical engineer, I'm interested in this too:)

32/64/128GB SSD is popular in china, there is different views on this.  Of course I have 256 and 512GB SSD. I will take pictures and email you when I to my company, sorry I don't have these at home now.

If only purchase the single 2000mah battery, the price is $7.5 each. plus $5 shipping fee if less than 5pcs. 
I have two kinds of batteries:
one is a long battery(you had saw in my list on ebay) which used for upgrade the thin ipod classic or video. In order to have enough space to install this battery, a thick back cover is needed.
another one is a shorter battery(please note the manual i had emailed), which used together with the SSD for upgrade the thin ipod. Because the SSD is smaller than HDD, there is enough space to install the battery, original back cover is ok.
They have the same price. Please confirm which battery you want."

 

cmarti thank you for your time on all of this
so how many mah is this second shorter battery that he is talking about?

is there any way he or someone can manufacture a thicker then thick back cover so we can have a 2000 mah battery with a 240gb zif hdd

post #2945 of 3420
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Originally Posted by rbhawaii View Post
 

 

cmarti thank you for your time on all of this
so how many mah is this second shorter battery that he is talking about?

is there any way he or someone can manufacture a thicker then thick back cover so we can have a 2000 mah battery with a 240gb zif hdd

Both are 2,000mAh the difference is that the shorter one is thicker. But it will only fit if you use one of his SSD cards because they are are also shorter.

post #2946 of 3420

Hi y'all,

 

Thanks so much for the loads of info in this thread. I've already spent hours here trying to get an answer but it's still not completely clear to me, so I have to ask.

 

 

I have an iPod Classic 160GB (thin). I'd like to upgrade to SSD or some other flash-based solution because hard drives suck. Ideally I'd like 240-256GB, but if that's impossible I can settle for 128GB until a better option arises.

 

What are my options at this point?

 

 

Thanks in advance for your response.

post #2947 of 3420

There was someone who said that mSATA won't work with 7th generation? Is that absolute?

post #2948 of 3420

Got a question regarding this as well. Perhaps the more seasoned veterans in this thread might be able to help.

 

What's the impact of having an SSD, rather than an HDD in your iPod, on the battery life of one single charge? Does it improve significantly, since the SSD has no mechanical parts, and is thus very easy to drive in terms of power?

post #2949 of 3420
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Originally Posted by motheweirdo View Post
 

Hi y'all,

 

Thanks so much for the loads of info in this thread. I've already spent hours here trying to get an answer but it's still not completely clear to me, so I have to ask.

 

 

I have an iPod Classic 160GB (thin). I'd like to upgrade to SSD or some other flash-based solution because hard drives suck. Ideally I'd like 240-256GB, but if that's impossible I can settle for 128GB until a better option arises.

 

What are my options at this point?

 

 

Thanks in advance for your response.


You can certainly use the Tarkan ZIF to CF adapter board, and a CF to SD adapter allows use of the cheaper SDXC cards for storage rather than the more expensive CF cards.

 

The above works reliably up to 128gb SDXC capacity in my experience, however you'd need to confirm actual brand compatibility of the SDXC card and the CF- SD adapter to avoid disappointment, its not as simple as picking the cheapest ones available.

 

Tarkan's web page details known to work combinations, and he sells the CF to SD adapters too, so you can order that as a bundle with his ZIF - CF adapter board, then all you need is an SDXC card.

 

I recently picked up a PNY Elite Performance 128gb SDXC for about $60, so the prices have come down quite a bit recently.

 

The same combination but using a 256gb SDXC card is currently stalled with a firmware incompatibility in the CF to SD adapter, the iPod becomes corrupted after writing about 130gb of data.

 

Hopefully that gets resolved soon as the other aspect of your question, battery life, is improved with the Tarkan iFlash mod compared to using a standard HDD. That is not the case when using an SSD, where currently battery life suffers compared to HDD when using the current crop of power hungry mSATA drives.

 

In the meantime, you can do the iFlash mod using a 128gb SDXC card.

post #2950 of 3420

Thanks so much! That was pretty clear.

 

So I think I'll go with the 128GB SDCX solution for now (I'm a bit impatient already - my hard drive crashes every few weeks). And hopefully by the time I reach capacity there will be an update for the 256GB.

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post #2952 of 3420

My bet - not likely. The CF adapter will work with a 128g SD card. I use one in my 2gen mini 64 gb. The Zif adapter might work, but i own 4 different kinds and only Tarkan's adapter has been reliable in my mods. Two dont work at all. The 256g cards dont work well with Tarkan's adapter, so i doubt they will work with anyone else's. I could be wrong, though.
post #2953 of 3420
post #2954 of 3420
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

I will work until you reach around 128gb to 131gb of data and then the card will corrupt and you iPod will need to be restored.

Just get a 128gb SDXC card and the rest of the stuff in your links and then you should be good to go.

I would advise against that particular CF-SD adapter, it's an older 3rd generation model that will likely top out at 64gb SDHC compatibility if they send you the one pictured. It even says that in the product description.

You need the 4th or 5th Gen. CF-SD adapter that is specified for SDXC if you plan to use a 128gb SDXC card.

You can even get the correct one from Amazon, Adorama, or B&H Photo for just a couple dollars more, so that item need not come from eBay at all.

I too vastly prefer the quality of the Tarkan ZIF - CF board, but I do understand there is almost a $15 price difference. You can read about the differences between the Tarkan adapter and cheaper versions on Tarkan's web page, the hold down mechanism for the ribbon cable is the same as Apple uses stock, cheaper versions are said to cut that corner with an inferior mechanism that can cause weird intermittent problems or even damage the hard drive ribbon cable.
Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/15/14 at 11:19am
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