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post #3181 of 8689
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


Same size, but with better fit

So with tarkan's iFlash-Sata adapter, I should be able to build an SSD imod with the 2000mah battery?

post #3182 of 8689
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Originally Posted by morefilling View Post
 

So with tarkan's iFlash-Sata adapter, I should be able to build an SSD imod with the 2000mah battery?

Yes, but you  make sure that you do not run the wires under the iFlash-Sata adapter raising the adapter. I have two 5.5th iPods, one with caps and another capless and I can't install the 2000mAh battery and mSATA cards because of the way the wires run.


Edited by cmarti - 6/29/14 at 8:55pm
post #3183 of 8689
Oh dear, I suppose I am out of the loop. I sort of assumed all the ssd talk didnt apply to me. Good to hear that progress has been made though! I just want a big iPod!
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post


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.


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post #3184 of 8689

Hey, I have a few questions about upgrading my 60GB (thick) 5th Gen. I'm about 20 pages into this thread and still going.

Goal is to add a 128GB drive + new battery + thinnest possible housing.

I'm not going to use Rockbox.

 

  1. What memory type should I buy? CF? SD? mSATA? (it seems that mSATA would be the best for repurposing down the road)
  2. What are my options for slimming down the case? Can I go with a full 6th-Gen slim housing?
  3. Battery - I think stock was 600mAh - are people using 580mAh?
  4. Should I consider upgrading any other internals? Display/Logic board?
  5. If I upgrade the logic board, could I use one that supports iTunes Playlist Folders?

 

Thank you!

post #3185 of 8689
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post
 

Hey, I have a few questions about upgrading my 60GB (thick) 5th Gen. I'm about 20 pages into this thread and still going.

Goal is to add a 128GB drive + new battery + thinnest possible housing.

I'm not going to use Rockbox.

 

  1. What memory type should I buy? CF? SD? mSATA? (it seems that mSATA would be the best for repurposing down the road)
  2. What are my options for slimming down the case? Can I go with a full 6th-Gen slim housing?
  3. Battery - I think stock was 600mAh - are people using 580mAh?
  4. Should I consider upgrading any other internals? Display/Logic board?
  5. If I upgrade the logic board, could I use one that supports iTunes Playlist Folders?

 

Thank you!


At a educated guess you should be fine with a tarkan adapter, and sd card of your choice (though cf now seems to be going the way of the dodo).  As it happens sdxc prices are dropping quite nicely now.

post #3186 of 8689
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

At a educated guess you should be fine with a tarkan adapter, and sd card of your choice (though cf now seems to be going the way of the dodo).  As it happens sdxc prices are dropping quite nicely now.

Do we like SD for long term use on an iPod though? The 128GB SD cards are  $60-100, but there are mSATA drives out there for the same price.

post #3187 of 8689
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 


At a educated guess you should be fine with a tarkan adapter, and sd card of your choice (though cf now seems to be going the way of the dodo).  As it happens sdxc prices are dropping quite nicely now.


+1 on this, the battery life should be much better with SDXC as opposed to mSATA.

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@Cmarti: Do you think the 2000 mAH battery will fit with the  "iFlash iPod CF Adapter" adapter?

 

(you talked about the Iflash adapter but I didn't knew which one you ment: the "iFlash iPod CF Adapter" or the "iFlash-Sata" adapter") :regular_smile :

 

 

And if you take for example a 'fat backplate', I think then other options will also be available with that 2000 mAH battery.. or am I wrong with that statement? :)

post #3189 of 8689
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Originally Posted by morefilling View Post

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.



I didn't use a firewire. The power was less of an issue than the heating of the chip.
post #3190 of 8689
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


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

I think the key is to use a 6/7gen bezel frame. The 5th gen bezel is slightly different.
post #3191 of 8689
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

Hey, I have a few questions about upgrading my 60GB (thick) 5th Gen. I'm about 20 pages into this thread and still going.
Goal is to add a 128GB drive + new battery + thinnest possible housing.
I'm not going to use Rockbox.
[*] What memory type should I buy? CF? SD? mSATA? (it seems that mSATA would be the best for repurposing down the road)
[*] What are my options for slimming down the case? Can I go with a full 6th-Gen slim housing?
[*] Battery - I think stock was 600mAh - are people using 580mAh?
[*] Should I consider upgrading any other internals? Display/Logic board?
[*] If I upgrade the logic board, could I use one that supports iTunes Playlist Folders?


Thank you!

See post 3165. And other posts where i have posted media and iTunes firmeware tests. If your iPod is working, you are more than half-way there. The thin back can be used with any upgrade except the Toshiba 240g HD, or if you decide to use the 2000mAh battery. For that refer to cmarti's posts.
Edited by dr408517 - 6/30/14 at 5:03pm
post #3192 of 8689
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

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

Yes indeed. I am working on another one now. I saw your post for a128gb upgrade to the 7th gen. I think the Tarkan adapter and an SD card is great for this upgrade. But my favorite for the 6/7th gen is the Kingspec 1.8" zif 128gb SSD. I've built 4. They work great in my 2013 Toyota and with standard iTunes firmware.
post #3193 of 8689
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post


See post 3165. And other posts where i have posted media and iTunes firmeware tests. If your iPod is working, you are more than half-way there. The thin back can be used with any upgrade except the Toshiba 240g HD, or if you decide to use the 2000mAh battery. For that refer to cmarti's posts.

 

Yes, thanks, I had seen that post, that's what got me going here.

You started with a 5.5, right? I'm starting with a 5. I would want to upgrade the screen, but maybe I should upgrade the logic board to the 5.5 as well?

I think I'd prefer a thin chassis over the mega-size battery.

And if I can fit the ZIF adapter + SSD into the 6th Gen slim case, that would be great.

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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post


Yes indeed. I am working on another one now. I saw your post for a128gb upgrade to the 7th gen. I think the Tarkan adapter and an SD card is great for this upgrade. But my favorite for the 6/7th gen is the Kingspec 1.8" zif 128gb SSD. I've built 4. They work great in my 2013 Toyota and with standard iTunes firmware.

 

The Kingspec is $128, whereas 128GB SDXC cards are going for as little as $60. Unless there's a downside I'm not aware of, I'd prefer the lower price.

post #3194 of 8689
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

Yes, thanks, I had seen that post, that's what got me going here.
You started with a 5.5, right? I'm starting with a 5. I would want to upgrade the screen, but maybe I should upgrade the logic board to the 5.5 as well?
I think I'd prefer a thin chassis over the mega-size battery.
And if I can fit the ZIF adapter + SSD into the 6th Gen slim case, that would be great.

The Kingspec is $128, whereas 128GB SDXC cards are going for as little as $60. Unless there's a downside I'm not aware of, I'd prefer the lower price.

I've upgraded a 5 and a 5.5. Are you going to load RockBox? At 128g, you won't need to unless you want it.

If you are starting with a 5, you don't want to use the Kingspec. I misread your post. The kingspec only works with the 6thin and 7th gen.

If you want to go thin, i've found the 6th, 7th and 5th gen headphone/hold switches are interchangeable for playing music. You have to get the ones for the thin ipod, though, because the ones for the fat backs are too thick to fit.

I have a 5th gen, thin back with a Tarkan adapter and an SD card. Uses stock iTunes and works great.
Edited by dr408517 - 6/30/14 at 7:11pm
post #3195 of 8689
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Originally Posted by razortje View Post
 

@Cmarti: Do you think the 2000 mAH battery will fit with the  "iFlash iPod CF Adapter" adapter?

 

(you talked about the Iflash adapter but I didn't knew which one you ment: the "iFlash iPod CF Adapter" or the "iFlash-Sata" adapter") :regular_smile :

 

 

And if you take for example a 'fat backplate', I think then other options will also be available with that 2000 mAH battery.. or am I wrong with that statement? :)

No it doesn't fit with the iFlash-CF adapter by millimeters.

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