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post #3076 of 3422

Darned good question.  I do not know how the screen broke.  Maybe it was already going bad (was fairly dim) and opening the unit and putting a better battery was enough to send the screen over the edge.  Did not crack it or abuse it during the install of the battery, that I know.

post #3077 of 3422
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Originally Posted by originalsnuffy View Post
 

Darned good question.  I do not know how the screen broke.  Maybe it was already going bad (was fairly dim) and opening the unit and putting a better battery was enough to send the screen over the edge.  Did not crack it or abuse it during the install of the battery, that I know.

I ask because maybe all you need to do is reset the ribbon cable if nothing was broken.

post #3078 of 3422
Hey guys. I just put in a CF to SD adapter and 128gb SD card in a 3rd Gen ipod. I also got two 4th gen iPods in today for flash conversation. And a 2nd Gen ipod on the way biggrin.gif

That's all besides the point. This is what I really want to show you guys.

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It's an 6 pin Firewire/USB to 30pin ipod adaptor. With it I plugged the 3rd Gen iPod into my computer, and restored. The 3rd Gen was recognized no problem. 128GB SD card.

Then I plugged the firewire into the power adapter and plugged it in to the wall. So at the same time it was plugged into both the wall and the laptop. I was then able to sync over 12,000 songs and 90+ GB of music at once. Granted it took a while, but not one single error or disconnect. All songs went to the Ipod just fine biggrin.gif so it was charging while transferring music. Never drained the battery. Granted it got warm, but not crazy hot. Nothing I worried about. Perhaps this would help with your 1TB iPods.

Next project is a 128gb SD card via flash adapter in this... First pic isn't the actual ipod but the rest are. I like the look of the original iPods, but this is a 2nd gen

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post #3079 of 3422
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Hey guys. I just put in a CF to SD adapter and 128gb SD card in a 3rd Gen ipod. I also got two 4th gen iPods in today for flash conversation. And a 2nd Gen ipod on the way biggrin.gif

 

 

Can I ask which adapter and SD card you used? 

 

I have an old 3rd gen device that I fancy upgrading to use in the car.

 

I'm still in the process of loading my music library onto my 480GB 5.5 gen. I've take the opportunity to tidy up the library, remove duplicates, fix tags, add missing artwork etc., so it's taking a while. I've had the iPod get hot and disconnect a couple of times so I'm looking forward to the Tarkan adapter being released so I can swap it out and hopefully get better performance.

post #3080 of 3422
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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post
 

 

I'm still in the process of loading my music library onto my 480GB 5.5 gen. I've take the opportunity to tidy up the library, remove duplicates, fix tags, add missing artwork etc., so it's taking a while. I've had the iPod get hot and disconnect a couple of times so I'm looking forward to the Tarkan adapter being released so I can swap it out and hopefully get better performance.

Can you please confirm that you can load more than 385GB of data to the 480GB iPod? I can't seem to load more than that and the iPod hangs when I try to load more than that. (iPod video)

post #3081 of 3422
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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post

 

Can I ask which adapter and SD card you used? 

 

I have an old 3rd gen device that I fancy upgrading to use in the car.

 

I'm still in the process of loading my music library onto my 480GB 5.5 gen. I've take the opportunity to tidy up the library, remove duplicates, fix tags, add missing artwork etc., so it's taking a while. I've had the iPod get hot and disconnect a couple of times so I'm looking forward to the Tarkan adapter being released so I can swap it out and hopefully get better performance.

 



Here is the adaptor, convertor, and SD card that I used.

IDE 50 Pin Male to CF Compact Flash Female Adapter Adaptor
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00975R5BQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1THAZDOWP300U

SD-CF II: SD to CF Type II Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YZGCIU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1C0E2G2LZFK00

Komputerbay 128GB SDXC
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SGCO3E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1C0E2G2LZFK00
post #3082 of 3422
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Can you please confirm that you can load more than 385GB of data to the 480GB iPod? I can't seem to load more than that and the iPod hangs when I try to load more than that. (iPod video)

 

Will do. I'll try to finish loading it over the weekend, and will be hoping to get more than 385GB on it. I'll watch carefully what happens when I get close to that value.

post #3083 of 3422

Cmarti, now that I think about it I should have tried to reset the video display. Odds are that it was indeed dislodged during my clumsy first time efforts to replace the battery.  In any event, I needed a new display so it is not a big deal that I sent it out for that part of the project.  But thank you for pointing that out, it makes a lot of sense.

 

Group as a whole--How hard is it to replace the hard drive with the tarkan mods ?  I think I would like to end up with a 128gb SD card in the unit.  Also, can is just use a drive copy utility to copy the old drive to the new flash, or is there another procedure involved?


Edited by originalsnuffy - 6/13/14 at 8:54am
post #3084 of 3422

Replacing the hard drive it's easy once if you have the right tools. One thing I am doing to make the opening and closing of the iPods easier is that I am flattening all the little metal tabs on the back covers that secure the iPod closed. The iPod back cover is easier to remove and put back after you do that.

post #3085 of 3422
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Can you please confirm that you can load more than 385GB of data to the 480GB iPod? I can't seem to load more than that and the iPod hangs when I try to load more than that. (iPod video)

 

Looks like I have the same problem.

 

I carried on loading up to around 400GB,  but when I restarted the iPod I got a Rockbox error message. On reboot, the splash screen appeared, then the Rockbox menu appeared briefly, then the error message again. It was late last night so I left it, intending to return this morning and note down the message.

 

However the iPod appeared to work okay this morning and I was able to play music. After a short while though I started getting drop-outs while it was playing and when I rebooted the player I couldn't get past the splash screen.

 

I've now reformatted the SSD and reinstalled Rockbox so will reload it up to 385GB and see if it remains stable.

post #3086 of 3422
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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post

Looks like I have the same problem.

I carried on loading up to around 400GB,  but when I restarted the iPod I got a Rockbox error message. On reboot, the splash screen appeared, then the Rockbox menu appeared briefly, then the error message again. It was late last night so I left it, intending to return this morning and note down the message.

However the iPod appeared to work okay this morning and I was able to play music. After a short while though I started getting drop-outs while it was playing and when I rebooted the player I couldn't get past the splash screen.

I've now reformatted the SSD and reinstalled Rockbox so will reload it up to 385GB and see if it remains stable.

^ When you connect your iPod to computer, do you see over 385 GB of music in iPod's disk through computer's file browser?

I cannot offer a definitive solution or pinpoint cause, but the following may help:
1) make sure battery is full and internal connections are solid (not broken);
2) Do not try to update database or do directory cache
3) Under General settings -> System -> Limits -> Max Entries in File Browser -> set to maximum 10000

I thought dr408517 has over 400 GB in his 1TB iPod? Maybe procedures and timing (which step first) matters here? 
Edited by zzffnn - 6/15/14 at 12:15pm
post #3087 of 3422

This thread is great, and it's good to see that progress is being made through the years with modding Ipods and moving the boundary now even up to 1 Terabyte!

 

I am sorry if I could have find my answer somewhere in this thread but I have not read everything yet.


So I have a few questions:

I want to buy the Tarkan adapter for CF card, but I don't know what is the best choice for me, to use a SD(XC) card or a CF card.
Of course I can also choose to go with the mSata route with flash up to 256gb and more, but I want to use CF/SD cards because then I will have much more battery life.

 

1) But what is the difference between using a CF card or SD(XC) card? (Is the only difference that CF cards can be used up to 256gb and SD(XC) not yet?)
2) Where can I find the best/cheapest CF and SD cards? (128gb - 256gb)  (I live in Europe)
3) And what is the best choice for an update for the battery? The miliamp battery I guess?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #3088 of 3422
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Originally Posted by razortje View Post


Of course I can also choose to go with the mSata route with flash up to 256gb and more, but I want to use CF/SD cards because then I will have much more battery life.

 

1) But what is the difference between using a CF card or SD(XC) card? (Is the only difference that CF cards can be used up to 256gb and SD(XC) not yet?)
2) Where can I find the best/cheapest CF and SD cards? (128gb - 256gb)  (I live in Europe)
3) And what is the best choice for an update for the battery? The miliamp battery I guess?

 

Thanks in advance!

Q1 -  The SD card consumes more power because of the SD to CF adapter, also file transfer is faster when you use the Tarkan adapter + CF card vs Tarkan adapter + SD to CF adapter and SD card.

 

Q2 - Sorry, I can't help here I am in the US.

 

Q3 - Best choice so far has been the Milliamp battery but I have only tested the thick one. There's also a 2,000mAh battery that would be even better but to use it you would need to use one of the slime hard drives, zif SSD drives or wait until Tarkan releases the final version of the iFlash-Sata adapter. (Needs to be a low profile storage so the iPod can close)

post #3089 of 3422
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Originally Posted by razortje View Post


Of course I can also choose to go with the mSata route with flash up to 256gb and more, but I want to use CF/SD cards because then I will have much more battery life.

 

1) But what is the difference between using a CF card or SD(XC) card? (Is the only difference that CF cards can be used up to 256gb and SD(XC) not yet?)
2) Where can I find the best/cheapest CF and SD cards? (128gb - 256gb)  (I live in Europe)
3) And what is the best choice for an update for the battery? The miliamp battery I guess?

 

Thanks in advance!

Q1 -  The SD card consumes more power because of the SD to CF adapter, also file transfer is faster when you use the Tarkan adapter + CF card vs Tarkan adapter + SD to CF adapter and SD card.

 

Q2 - Sorry, I can't help here I am in the US.

 

Q3 - Best choice so far has been the Milliamp battery but I have only tested the thick one. There's also a 2,000mAh battery that would be even better but to use it you would need to use one of the slime hard drives, zif SSD drives or wait until Tarkan releases the final version of the iFlash-Sata adapter. (Needs to be a low profile storage so the iPod can close)

post #3090 of 3422

Another update on the iPod 7th gen mSATA mod.

 

Ordered this Samsung 512GB mSATA card part # MZMTE512HMHP , installed it on my iPod Classic with the Tarkan iFlash-Sata adapter (Unmodified) and the 2,000mAh battery.

 

The iPod restored perfectly and it closed fine. Loading files needs to be done in batch of less the 800 songs at a time to avoid the card and or adapter from overheating and data corrupting.

 

I don't see any sudden battery charge drops or hear any songs skipping, everything works like it should.

 

This looks like it's going to be a keeper.

 

Pics below:

 

 

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