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post #3121 of 8765
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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post

I reloaded mine (480GB Crucial chip) to 350GB and used it for a few days with no problems at all.

I then took it up to around 375GB and on reboot got the following error message immediately after the Rockbox menu appeared:

SWI at 0000002C (0)
PC:0000002C  SP:00000820
bt end

The iPod started getting hot at the same time.

I powered down, connected it to the computer and restarted. It went into USB disc mode no problem. I rebooted while connected to the computer and then ejected the iPod. It restarted without any problem and has been working fine ever since.

I will try adding some more files tomorrow and check its behaviour again.
Thanks for the tests and the posting the updates, I will do the same today. The 480GB have loaded 345GB right now and I will push it even further when I get home later today.
post #3122 of 8765
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

^ Your USB port may not be a "bad". It may simpl supply less power than the other one, because it was set up by default that way. By default, some computer USB ports have more power than the others. Sorry I cannot remember exactly how to change that, though it is probably in USB hardware control in a drop down menu when you right click on symbol of a USB port.

Thanks - i will check that out. Oddly, there are two in close proximity, one works great but not the other.
post #3123 of 8765
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Quick question if I may.

If I get a 30 gig ipod video, do I need to get a 80 gig back for the battery and msata mod?  Or will I be able to just crack it open, install msata,adapter for msata, new battery and away I go?

Thanks

Yes. The thin back will work fine, and you can stay with a thin (yes even 650mah) battery as long as it is a good one. Cover the metal bits which might come into contact with chrome back or logic board to avoid shorts. Since the board will be only 32k, you will want to consider switching to RockBox if you go 240 g or above, especially if your database is above 30k entries. wink.gif
post #3124 of 8765
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

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.

 

cmarti, would you be able to paste a picture of the metal tabs you are flattening? BTW after you have done so, does the back stay securely fastened?

 

BTW I am so jealous of your Tarkan SATA adapters. Am waiting with bated breath for Tarkan to make them generally available!

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Pictures of the back cover below.

 

I did the same for the iPod Classic and the 2000mAh battery back cover kit.

 

 

 

 

post #3126 of 8765
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post


Yes. The thin back will work fine, and you can stay with a thin (yes even 650mah) battery as long as it is a good one. Cover the metal bits which might come into contact with chrome back or logic board to avoid shorts. Since the board will be only 32k, you will want to consider switching to RockBox if you go 240 g or above, especially if your database is above 30k entries. wink.gif

Thanks for that.

 

One other question, would I be able to format the msata drive inside the ipod new out of box, or would it be best to get a msata enclosure and do it that way?

 

Thanks again

post #3127 of 8765
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

Thanks for that.

 

One other question, would I be able to format the msata drive inside the ipod new out of box, or would it be best to get a msata enclosure and do it that way?

 

Thanks again

The cards work out of the box without formatting, but if you end up needing to reformat the card doing it with the card in the iPod is a hit or miss situation.  

 

I got two devices that I use to connect the mSATA card to the PC, the cheapest one and more efficient is this adapter.

post #3128 of 8765
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Pictures of the back cover below.

 

I did the same for the iPod Classic and the 2000mAh battery back cover kit.

 

 

Many thanks for this cmarti!

post #3129 of 8765
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Thanks for that.

One other question, would I be able to format the msata drive inside the ipod new out of box, or would it be best to get a msata enclosure and do it that way?

Thanks again

I have done it both ways. However, when I format the mSata chips, I connect an adapter directly to the motherboard of my computer, turn it on, format it, shut it down, then remove the chip from the adapter. I found that if I disconnected the adapter with the chip in, or removed it from the adapter without shutting down, the chip would enter protected mode and I could not write to it. Cmarti used a USB adapter to format his chips, and in all of his Samsung chip tests, they would not get past the sad ipod icon.

During the second Terapod build, I removed the chip from the ipod and loaded the files from the mSata adapter. I was not able to recreate this for the third build. I suspect, though I haven't proven it yet, that it was because I was working with a 5th gen board and there are formatting differences between the 5.5 and the 5.0.
post #3130 of 8765
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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post
 

I reloaded mine (480GB Crucial chip) to 350GB and used it for a few days with no problems at all.

 

I then took it up to around 375GB and on reboot got the following error message immediately after the Rockbox menu appeared:

 

SWI at 0000002C (0)

PC:0000002C  SP:00000820

bt end

 

The iPod started getting hot at the same time.

 

I powered down, connected it to the computer and restarted. It went into USB disc mode no problem. I rebooted while connected to the computer and then ejected the iPod. It restarted without any problem and has been working fine ever since.

 

I will try adding some more files tomorrow and check its behaviour again.

Formatted the Crucial 480GB card with this adapter and used this cable recommended by DR650SE and loaded 402GB of music files to the 5Th gen iPod and worked great, no issues. Not sure now if it was the cable of formatting the card with a different adapter what helped.  I also wonder if maybe I had formatted the 1TB and 500GB card with this adapter would have made any difference and the cards would have worked. (Tarkan already successfully used the 500GB EVO Samsung card in his adapter which is the same un-modified one I am using)

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I've just about filled mine to capacity now and it appears to be working fine. I will need to use it for a few days to be certain. I don't know what caused the errors seen, but they appear  to have gone away.

 

I had ordered one of the SATA adapters without realising it was from a Chinese supplier so it will take a couple of weeks to get here. I was thinking that removing the chip from the iPod and using the SATA adapter to load it with files would be a quicker and possibly more reliable way to carry out the process.

post #3132 of 8765
@cmarti, glad to hear that that adaptor worked out! No drop outs? We're you able to load that 400gb in one single operation?

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post #3133 of 8765
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

@cmarti, glad to hear that that adaptor worked out! No drop outs? We're you able to load that 400gb in one single operation?

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Yes all in one single operation and all the data on the iPod is good. Thanks again Dr.


Edited by cmarti - 6/21/14 at 4:39pm
post #3134 of 8765

I'm thinking of getting the 2000mah battery for my iMod, has anyone tested out the battery to see how many hours they can get?

post #3135 of 8765
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Originally Posted by gav007 View Post
 

I'm thinking of getting the 2000mah battery for my iMod, has anyone tested out the battery to see how many hours they can get?

It's alleged to last 100 hours with the SSD the seller offers, but I haven't been able to test for how long it runs. All I can say is that I have never had the need to charge it because the battery drained, only charge I have given is when I load files to the iPod ( when replacing mp3's with ALAC files)

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