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post #616 of 3948

Could anyone confirm that if 64/128GB CF card fits 5.5th 30GB version or I need to purchase 80GB back for more room?

post #617 of 3948

On the contrary, stick with the 30GB backplate. With the 80GB backplate you'd need filling to prevent it from shifting out of the adapter.

post #618 of 3948
Sorry if this has been answered but

What is the largest ssd drive that can operate in the 30gb ipod gen 5
post #619 of 3948

That $95 and trouble-free 240GB HDD still weighs heavily in my mind.

 

As far as I know Imod was the only one who has successfully installed a Super Talent FZM56GW18P 256GB ZIF SSD in his ipod 5g with Rockbox running. But that drive is sold for $375 from eBay.

post #620 of 3948

I also lean toward a 240GB HDD. I do not like the hiss from stock headphone jack of my CF mod 5.5gen, so much so that I do not want to buy a bigger SSD for it. I know a LOD to an external amp may kill the noise, but I do not want to carry that many gears when I am walking around. I am hoping a pair of Hifiman RE-262s will kill the hiss.

 

Ideally, I want a rockboxed iPod with 240 GB flash memory and a headphone jack that does not hiss with BA IEMs. This would be possible, assuming that a 240GB mSATA SSD is not a lot larger than a CF card; that way an internal cap mod is possible, and we may even put a 2nd internal amp to bypass the stock headphone amp. A smart guy at the DIYMod thread already put a Fiio E5 (E5's PCB to be exact) into his DIYMod, so no external LOD or amp is needed (see page 171 and post #2552):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/269604/the-apple-diymod-my-take-on-the-famous-imod-56k-killer-featuring-3g-4g-5g-and-nano-1g/2550


Edited by zzffnn - 12/7/12 at 12:58pm
post #621 of 3948
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

I also lean toward a 240GB HDD. I do not like the hiss from stock headphone jack of my CF mod 5.5gen, so much so that I do not want to buy a bigger SSD for it. I know a LOD to an external amp may kill the noise, but I do not want to carry that many gears when I am walking around. I am hoping a pair of Hifiman RE-262s will kill the hiss.

 

Ideally, I want a rockboxed iPod with 240 GB flash memory and a headphone jack that does not hiss with BA IEMs. This would be possible, assuming that a 240GB mSATA SSD is not a lot larger than a CF card; that way an internal cap mod is possible, and we may even put a 2nd internal amp to bypass the stock headphone amp. A smart guy at the DIYMod thread already put a Fiio E5 (E5's PCB to be exact) into his DIYMod, so no external LOD or amp is needed (see page 171 and post #2552):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/269604/the-apple-diymod-my-take-on-the-famous-imod-56k-killer-featuring-3g-4g-5g-and-nano-1g/2550

I am using EX1000 & IE80 (mostly the EX1000), and I don't notice any hiss from the sound directly out of the stock headphone jack. I am perfectly happy (maybe addicted to) with the sound and not a fan of anything extra externally attached to the ipod. That DIYMod thing is too much for me to do it myself without breaking the parts. I am wondering whether that smart guy is willing to do it for a fee.

 

I will definitely try the 256GB Crucial M4 mSATA if Rockbox is confirmed working on the 128GB model. J&R offers me $195 with free shipping for the 256GB and accepts return within 30 days no questions asked. So there is nothing to lose.

 

EDIT:  Are you saying the hiss is caused by the CF mod (no hiss with the HDD)?


Edited by DMinor - 12/7/12 at 3:00pm
post #622 of 3948
I have zero hiss with then128gb.
post #623 of 3948
I know Rockbox works on the 128gb CF card
post #624 of 3948
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Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post

I know Rockbox works on the 128gb CF card


Yeah it seems the CF cards are more rockbox friendly, but the CF cards are limited by the 128GB ( I am not aware of any 256GB CF cards). Also the brand name CF cards are very expensive.

 

I am looking at 256GB mSATA option and will give it a try as soon as DockEllis confirms if the RB works on his 128GB.

post #625 of 3948
@ DMinor,
CF mod does not cause hiss. It may be because my earphones/ears/music are more sensitive to hiss than yours. With BA IEMs (my IEMs' sensitivity is > 120db/mw) and quiet classical music, hiss is more apparent than dynamic earphones with loud rock music. The hiss is not terrible, but definitely more than Sansa Clip+ or iPhone 3GS, both of which have zero hiss.
post #626 of 3948

Hi everyone.

 

[offtopic] This is my first post on Head-fi. My name is Javier, and I'm from Mexico, and you can see. Idon't speak english very well I doing my best. [/offtopic]

 

I have a question, Anybody use or recomend this SSD for a Ipod 5.5g.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/128GB-Samsung-MMDOE28GXMSP-SATA-LIF-1-8-MLC-Mini-Solid-State-Hard-Drive-SSD-/200845507407?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item2ec3533b4f

 

Thanks.

post #627 of 3948

Which 128 cf cards works?

post #628 of 3948
Quote:

 

That is a mSATA drive with LIF connector.

 

You need a PATA drive with ZIF connector.

 

There may be an adaptor, but it will require more space in your iPod.

post #629 of 3948
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

It's my understanding that nobody has put a 256SSD on an iPod 7G (Late 2009) ? Is that correct ?

Correct...unfortunately. The toshiba 240GB hard drive works fine, although you have to swap out the back of the iPod.

I, personally, have tried Two different ZIF SSDs and the Toshiba HDD and only the latter worked.

 

Very disappointing.

post #630 of 3948
Quote:
Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

@ DMinor,
CF mod does not cause hiss. It may be because my earphones/ears/music are more sensitive to hiss than yours. With BA IEMs (my IEMs' sensitivity is > 120db/mw) and quiet classical music, hiss is more apparent than dynamic earphones with loud rock music. The hiss is not terrible, but definitely more than Sansa Clip+ or iPhone 3GS, both of which have zero hiss.


I think that hiss has something to do with your phones or recorded music. I listen to lots of classical music and sometimes I hear hiss only from the recording. No hiss from my phones or the iPod. I do notice EQ's also cause hiss with my Cowon J3.

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