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post #3166 of 4679
I just noticed, the picture of the open ipod is from my second build. The back of Terapod3 is gold, not chrome. Both are thin, by the way.
post #3167 of 4679
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post




 

 

That iPod looks so great! DR you need to post a tutorial on how to use the iPod Classic faceplace and center clickwheel button, this is something I am very interested to do.
 
I haven't filled my 480GB or the 512GB one yet, maybe I will try again to build a 1TB iPod later this year.

 

P.S. That $2.99 clear case is my favorite case.


Edited by cmarti - 6/28/14 at 8:58am
post #3168 of 4679
Great job dr408517.
It looks like Samsung EVO 1TB mSATA SSD should work, as long as power supply and cooling is sufficient.
post #3169 of 4679
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


Funny you should mention this. I found it would works best if you use a 6/7gen bezel. Also, the generic Chinese faceplates seem to fit with the 5th gen click wheel better.
post #3170 of 4679
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post


Funny you should mention this. I found it would works best if you use a 6/7gen bezel. Also, the generic Chinese faceplates seem to fit with the 5th gen click wheel better.

Post some instructions on how to do this. :)

post #3171 of 4679

Hello people. I have a 7g I'm trying to mod... thus, I'm going the SD route, not SSD. I'm trying to find a solution that will allow me to use 128gb MicroSD cards in some kind of RAID configuration.

 

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Anyone have any thoughts regarding getting one of these 4 x microSD -> micro-SATA boards into it? This would be ideal if we could get it working.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00C5MUILM/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1404017471&sr=1-17&keywords=%224+micro+sd%22

 

Since it's micro-SATA, we would need an adapter...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8-Micro-SATA-16-Pin-Female-to-1-8-ZIF-Adapter-PCB-/290508092987?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

 

But I think that would make it too big for the iPod.

 

Does anyone know of any other micro-SATA to ZIF adapters that might fit with this setup? 

 

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I also found this guy:

 

http://www.amazon.com/MR15-Dual-Micro-Cards-adapter/dp/B00B2CZ4XI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=16M2M8B3ZBR9MRE2711E

 

Haven't found a suitable adapter yet though. From what I understand, we would need mini-PCIE to ZIF, NOT mSATA to ZIF. I'm having trouble locating such an adapter.

 

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I also have some failures to report. Do NOT buy the following:

 

http://www.dx.com/p/a1-dual-micro-sd-tf-to-cf-high-speed-sdxc-adapting-card-red-black-2tb-239652#.U7BEaY1dUdt

 

iTunes can't format this thing. I failed to realize that for whatever reason, it requires the exFAT file system... lame.

 

 

I also tried a PhotoFast CR-5400 in a MS Pro Duo to CF adapter:

 

http://www.photofast.tw/products.asp?pid=79

 

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/sony-memory-stick-duo-adapter-memory-stick-duo/206725964.html?listingId=340655353&scid=pla_google_Hardware&adid=29963&gclid=CjgKEAjw8r6dBRDZprbmndPi90sSJAB2U6dRExCm77KF5B9OZhmqhpog1lzxvWDngvQthQAiLcGf0fD_BwE

 

No go. The MS Pro Duo to CF adapter can only recognize 16gb, apparently. The PhotoFast card formats as 256gb just fine, but then gets reduced down to 16gb in the adapter. 

post #3172 of 4679
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post

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.




 

just to be clear - you were able to fit a 6th gen housing onto the 5th gen ipod?

post #3173 of 4679

sorry


Edited by morefilling - 6/29/14 at 1:31pm
post #3174 of 4679

sorry


Edited by morefilling - 6/29/14 at 1:31pm
post #3175 of 4679
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post

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.




dr408517,

Did you use the firewire adapter used by DR650SE during your file transfer (post #3078 on pg 206)? I'm guessing no since you didn't list it in your tutorial. I'm just wondering if that adapter would allow a transfer of hundreds of gigs at once without the need for icepacks or taking breaks.

post #3176 of 4679
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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.

 

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.

cmarti,

I thought your build with tarkan's adapter had the 2000mah battery. Is that wrong? If so, which adapter did you use to get that battery to fit?

post #3177 of 4679
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Originally Posted by gimmeth View Post
 

Hello people. I have a 7g I'm trying to mod... thus, I'm going the SD route, not SSD. I'm trying to find a solution that will allow me to use 128gb MicroSD cards in some kind of RAID configuration.

 

------

 

Anyone have any thoughts regarding getting one of these 4 x microSD -> micro-SATA boards into it? This would be ideal if we could get it working.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00C5MUILM/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1404017471&sr=1-17&keywords=%224+micro+sd%22

 

Since it's micro-SATA, we would need an adapter...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8-Micro-SATA-16-Pin-Female-to-1-8-ZIF-Adapter-PCB-/290508092987?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

 

But I think that would make it too big for the iPod.

 

Does anyone know of any other micro-SATA to ZIF adapters that might fit with this setup? 

 

-------

 

I also found this guy:

 

http://www.amazon.com/MR15-Dual-Micro-Cards-adapter/dp/B00B2CZ4XI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=16M2M8B3ZBR9MRE2711E

 

Haven't found a suitable adapter yet though. From what I understand, we would need mini-PCIE to ZIF, NOT mSATA to ZIF. I'm having trouble locating such an adapter.

 

------

 

I also have some failures to report. Do NOT buy the following:

 

http://www.dx.com/p/a1-dual-micro-sd-tf-to-cf-high-speed-sdxc-adapting-card-red-black-2tb-239652#.U7BEaY1dUdt

 

iTunes can't format this thing. I failed to realize that for whatever reason, it requires the exFAT file system... lame.

 

 

I also tried a PhotoFast CR-5400 in a MS Pro Duo to CF adapter:

 

http://www.photofast.tw/products.asp?pid=79

 

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/sony-memory-stick-duo-adapter-memory-stick-duo/206725964.html?listingId=340655353&scid=pla_google_Hardware&adid=29963&gclid=CjgKEAjw8r6dBRDZprbmndPi90sSJAB2U6dRExCm77KF5B9OZhmqhpog1lzxvWDngvQthQAiLcGf0fD_BwE

 

No go. The MS Pro Duo to CF adapter can only recognize 16gb, apparently. The PhotoFast card formats as 256gb just fine, but then gets reduced down to 16gb in the adapter. 


Nice attempt, and well written.  However in case you have not heard, Tarkan should be announcing either this week or next availability of the msata adapter that WILL work in the 7th gen ipod quite happily.  This will enable at least up to around 480 gig drives being used with the possibilty of 1tb in the future (there seems to be some conflicting reports here about the samsung 1tb card).   The announcement and prerelease photos are up on his home page now.  Cmarti (lucky devil) has already been testing it with good results.


Welcome to Headfi, sorry about your wallet :)

post #3178 of 4679
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Originally Posted by morefilling View Post

cmarti,



I thought your build with tarkan's adapter had the 2000mah battery. Is that wrong? If so, which adapter did you use to get that battery to fit?



I am using a beta version of Tarkan's iFlash-Sata adapter, it haas a lower profile which gives room for the 2000mAh battery
post #3179 of 4679
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


I am using a beta version of Tarkan's iFlash-Sata adapter, it haas a lower profile which gives room for the 2000mAh batterIs

Is the one you have identical to the one he plans to release or is it smaller?

post #3180 of 4679
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Originally Posted by morefilling View Post

Is the one you have identical to the one he plans to release or is it smaller?
Same size, but with better fit.
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