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post #3151 of 3538
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Will the msata drive work in the 5.5? If so I think it'd work on the 3rd and 4th gen iPods as well. I'll for sure buy at least one msata adapter. I'd put one in my 5.5G for sure.

I'm not sure what I want to do with my other iPods. SD card, or CF card. I'm still deciding that. A 3rd Gen and two 4th gens., and a 2nd Gen. No clue how to get the 2nd generation Ipod recognized. :/ so far a pain in the neck.

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It should work but to be sure I will test the final release version with the 5th, the 5.5th and the 7th gen iPod and will report back here.

 

 (The 6th 80, 160GB and 6.5th 120GB iPods only see 127.7GB out of any big drives)

post #3152 of 3538
Can you extend that 127gb volume under disk management? Is it only iTunes that sees 127gb or does the computer only see 127gb as well?

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Edited by DR650SE - 6/26/14 at 7:08pm
post #3153 of 3538
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Can you extend that 127gb volume under disk management? Is it only iTunes that sees 127gb or does the computer only see 127gb as well?

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The computer only sees 127GB, I even installed a 160GB Toshiba hard drive and it shows the same capacity.

post #3154 of 3538

Hi,

I have a question. I have an iPod Classic 160 GB thin. Last time I got some bad sectors, it's not big amount, but still disc's health isn't perfect. I plan switching HDD i iPod for SSD, but they are still too expensive.

Does 2.5-inch discs fit in iPod? They are much cheaper, 256 GB SSD 2.5-inch costs same amonuts of cash as 1.8-inch 128 GB SSD.

post #3155 of 3538
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Also, Tarkan just confirmed to me today that finishing the Release version of the iFlash-sata in the next 10 days or so.

hi cmarti, hi guys :-)

I am sooooooo amazed to read your post above!!!!!

 

Please tell me/us: Will the Release Version of the iFlash-Sata support 1tb SSD (Samsung) or will it support "just" up to the 480/500gb (crucial) ?? I pray for 1tb support :-)

 

I never did a post before in here but I am reading very very enthusiastic all the posts already for weeks.

I am an audiophile guy from Switzerland and admire all the efforts you guys are doing, especially you, Dr408517, Peridot aaaand Tarkan

 

As my 240gb harddisk in the iPod 5.5 isn't big enough, I need much more storage space.

I bought a brand new 7. generation 160 gb today just to be able to implement Tarkans iFlash-Sata Adapter with Apple iOS and arround 20'000 flac files.


Edited by SirMarcolino - 6/27/14 at 2:25am
post #3156 of 3538
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Originally Posted by bachankas View Post
 

Hi,

I have a question. I have an iPod Classic 160 GB thin. Last time I got some bad sectors, it's not big amount, but still disc's health isn't perfect. I plan switching HDD i iPod for SSD, but they are still too expensive.

Does 2.5-inch discs fit in iPod? They are much cheaper, 256 GB SSD 2.5-inch costs same amonuts of cash as 1.8-inch 128 GB SSD.

The 2.5-inch drive will not fit inside the iPod.

 

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Originally Posted by SirMarcolino View Post
 

hi cmarti, hi guys :-)

I am sooooooo amazed to read your post above!!!!!

 

Please tell me/us: Will the Release Version of the iFlash-Sata support 1tb SSD (Samsung) or will it support "just" up to the 480/500gb (crucial) ?? I pray for 1tb support :-)

 

I never did a post before in here but I am reading very very enthusiastic all the posts already for weeks.

I am an audiophile guy from Switzerland and admire all the efforts you guys are doing, especially you, Dr408517, Peridot aaaand Tarkan

 

As my 240gb harddisk in the iPod 5.5 isn't big enough, I need much more storage space.

I bought a brand new 7. generation 160 gb today just to be able to implement Tarkans iFlash-Sata Adapter with Apple iOS and arround 20'000 flac files.

It should work, but it didn't for me and I tried both the Samsung 1tb and the Samsung 500gb cards. But Tarkan had success with another Samsung 500gb card. Maybe mines were defective? I bought them from the Amazon Warehouse.

 

Currently I am using the Samsung PM851 MZMTE512HMHP 512GB drive in my 7th gen iPod and a 2000mAh battery kit and it's stable.

 

I am sure that in the near future others manufacturers will release more 1tb cards.

post #3157 of 3538
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

You got it!

 

This will be a awesome solution, my 7th gen runs solid with no issues.


Nice!

 

Any word on how much the adapter will cost?

post #3158 of 3538
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 


Nice!

 

Any word on how much the adapter will cost?

No but I don't think price is an issue for us at Head-FI. :D

post #3159 of 3538

I've been following this thread for a couple of months and feel comfortable modding my v5.5 ipod. I'm looking for opinions on the MK2431GAH vs an SSD upgrade. I think 240gb will be enough space for the life of this ipod. However, the 2000mah battery is very appealing. Cmarti, does the 2000mah battery seem significantly better than the milliamp 850mah? What are the other advantages and disadvantages of HD vs SSD?

post #3160 of 3538
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Originally Posted by morefilling View Post
 

I've been following this thread for a couple of months and feel comfortable modding my v5.5 ipod. I'm looking for opinions on the MK2431GAH vs an SSD upgrade. I think 240gb will be enough space for the life of this ipod. However, the 2000mah battery is very appealing. Cmarti, does the 2000mah battery seem significantly better than the milliamp 850mah? What are the other advantages and disadvantages of HD vs SSD?

In order to fit the 2000mAh battery you need a slim hard drive not the MK2431GAH or Tarkan's iFlash-Sata adapter.  All others won't allow for space necessary for the big battery.

 

The 2000mAh battery has way more juice than the Milliamp 850mAh battery, I haven't been able to fully discharge the iPod yet.  I am on vacation next week, maybe I will let it run without listening to it just to see for how long it runs before shutting down.

 

Biggest advantage for of SSD vs HD is the GB/$ radio and some improvement in the speed of the iPod's menu.

post #3161 of 3538
@cmarti, where can I get the 2000mah battery? Do I need to put the cable on it or does it come with it? biggrin.gif

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post #3162 of 3538
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

@cmarti, where can I get the 2000mah battery? Do I need to put the cable on it or does it come with it? biggrin.gif

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The battery comes already assembled, a real professional job.

 

The guy is in China, his name is Alex and here is his contact information for anyone who would like the order wither the kit or the battery alone.

 

Keep in mind that you will need a back cover with the back cover headphone jack so pretty much makes sense to order the whole kit.

 

Alex Cheung - south.cheung@gmail.com

 

Tell him I sent you, he will help Head-Fi members with a discount.

 

See the battery kit on the left.

 

post #3163 of 3538
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

In order to fit the 2000mAh battery you need a slim hard drive not the MK2431GAH or Tarkan's iFlash-Sata adapter.  All others won't allow for space necessary for the big battery.

 

Do we still have any mSATA-to-ZIF options that are good for the 2000mAh battery?

post #3164 of 3538
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

Do we still have any mSATA-to-ZIF options that are good for the 2000mAh battery?
When it comes out the Tarkan iFlash-Sata adapter. You will crush the screen or have other issues if you try to use the China adapter with the 2000 mAh adapter.

Well, maybe if you file down the black plastic part in the adapter where the mSATA card connects who knows... it's just a matter of milimeters
Edited by cmarti - 6/28/14 at 7:23am
post #3165 of 3538
Ok team, i just finished my 3rd TeraPod.

How to build your own TeraPod:

1. 5.5gen board and black click wheel recovered from old ipod.
2. LCD purchased from iDemiGods. Www.Idemigods.com
3. Gold tone shell and button (both originally for 6/7gen) and Griffin mirror case from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IXE0I8Y/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VXQZ9Q/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
4. Crappy geen mSata to zif adapter from Amazon (shipped from China). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HP01QXI/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
5. Samsung EVO 1T chip from B&H computer. Www.bhphotovideo.com
6. Battery 650mAh thin, from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3O1D0U/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
7. Used an adapter like this one to connect msata to computer to format chip: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-mSATA-2-5-Inch-Adapter-SY-ADA40050/dp/B007PPZ2I8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1403965922&sr=1-1&keywords=msata+to+sata+adapter

I assembled the components for the ipod. I formated the chip to Fat32 using AOMEI. Installed the chip into the ipod, and restored it in iTunes. This took about 10 min, and the chip did feel hot during this time. I unchecked the box in iTunes for automatically opening the program when the ipod was connected and closed iTunes. I unzipped BeyondWind's RockBox mod to the ipod, and when it was finished, i created a folder on the ipod called "music".

I ejected the ipod, and disconnected it from the computer. After it cooled, i reconnected it to the computer. I placed the ipod on top of a frozen gel-pack. It took about 3-4 mins for the ipod to open after i double clicked the drive. Then, in blocks of 25 to 45 gb, i loaded the music files. During the first two loads, the battery would report dropping as much as 10% in power from a full charge. File loads took from 30m to 1:15h, depending on the size, at a rate of 7-8kb/s. Had I not left for a business trip, it would have taken no more than 2 days to load the 550gb. Instead my very patient wife dropped and dragged a folder every day or so while i was gone. She didn't do much with the gel-pack, but then again she was loading no more than 50gb every other day or so. I finished loading 150gb more this morning, with the TeraPod3 on a frozen pack.

I don't know exactly why some are having issues- i have heard some chips are rated at 1.6 instead of 1.9, but i haven't seen this. The build can be finicky, but it does work. During this build, i discovered one of my USB ports was not performing very well, and i found batteries draining so fast i could not load the TeraPod without a shutdown.




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