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post #631 of 2748

So, has anyone tried a >240gb ssd yet? I'm itching to buy one....

post #632 of 2748

Here is his list of working and not working CF Cards:

 

**THE LIST SO FAR** (Last Updated : 2nd November 2012)

Known to work:-
A-Data Speedy 8Gb
A-Data Speedy 16Gb (some reports of filesystem problems, could be card specific)
A-Data Speedy 32Gb
A-Data Speedy 533x 32Gb (new) (reported ok on 6th gen Classic and up)
Apacer Photo Steno III 133x 16Gb
AXTREMEX UDMA 600x 128Gb
CnMemory 80x First Class Gold 32GB (5g reported ok)
CnMemory 300x Ultra High Speed Edition 32GB (6g & 7g – not tested on 5g yet)
Dolgix 133x 32Gb
Dolgix 133x 64Gb
Duracell 133x 32Gb (Dane-Elec)
Duracell ProPhoto 32gb 300x UDMA (DU-CF30-32G-C)
ExtreMEmory Performance 16Gb
Hirsch x64 16Gb
Kingston Elite Pro 133x 8Gb
Kingston Elite Pro 133x 16Gb
Kingston Elite Pro 133x 32Gb
Kingston Elite Pro S2 32Gb
Kingston Ultimate 266x 16Gb (5g, 5.5g)
Kingston Ultimate 266x 32Gb (all including 6g up)
Komputerbay Professional Extreme Speed UDMA6 (90Mb/s) 600x 128Gb
Lexar Platinum II 80x 4Gb
Lexar Platinum II 80x 8Gb
Lexar Platinum II 200x 16Gb
MemoryStar Professional 400x 32Gb
Mustang Interlagos 32Gb 633x
Patriot Signature 8Gb 266x (PSF8G266CF)
Patriot Signature 64Gb 266x
Peak Technology 16Gb
Photofast 533X 64Gb
Pretec 233x 32Gb
Pretec 233x 64Gb (Reported 6th gen and up)
Samsung OEM 150x (ebay) 16Gb
Samsung OEM 150x (ebay) 32Gb
Sandisk Ultra II (all capacities)
Sandisk Extreme 60Mb/s UDMA 400x 32Gb
Sandisk Extreme III (all capacities) (excludes new 30Mb/s 2008 models)
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB (90Mb/s)
Silicon Power 32GB CF200X
TakeMS Hyperspeed 120x 32Gb
Topram (Ebay and Amazon) 32Gb (Possible problems with 6g Classics)
Transcend 133x 8Gb
Transcend 133x 16Gb (Restore Loop problem for cards purchased since Feb 2009)
Transcend 133x 32Gb (Restore Loop problem for cards purchased since Feb 2009)
Transcend 400x 32Gb (TS32GCF400) (newer cards have restore loop issues 5g/5.5g)
Transcend 400x 64Gb (TS32GCF400) (newer cards have restore loop issues 5g/5.5g)
WINTEC Filemate Professional 400x 8Gb (3FMCF8GBS-R)
WINTEC FileMate Professional 400x 32GB
WINTEC FileMate Professional 600x 64GB

 

 

Known not to work:-
Apacer 133x 32gb
Hama 2Gb
PQI 32Gb
Ridata Lighting Series 233x 16Gb
Ridata Lighting Series 233x 32Gb
Samsung OEM 280x (ebay) 4Gb
Samsung OEM 280x (ebay) 8Gb
Samsung OEM 280x (ebay) 16Gb
Sandisk Extreme III 8Gb (30Mb/s 2008 version)
Sandisk Extreme III 16GB (30Mb/s 2008 version)
Silicon Systems ssd-c64mi-3012 64gb
Topram (ebay) 16Gb

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

Steve from NYC

post #633 of 2748

Anyone know if THIS would work on a 7th gen iPod? I bought a new iPod a few days ago and I'd be tempted to take the risk considering the drive is a whopping 240 GB's

post #634 of 2748

Since reading zzffnn's post on the last page I am now interested in doing the internal caps for one of my ipods with a 128GB CF card swap option. It doesn't seem very complicated other than requiring some practice and soldering skills. My fingers are itching.

post #635 of 2748

Steve - Thanks for the list and very helpful.

 

Can you confirm if this 128GB CF card works? It's UDMA 6 not 7. Does it make any difference?

post #636 of 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Anyone know if THIS would work on a 7th gen iPod? I bought a new iPod a few days ago and I'd be tempted to take the risk considering the drive is a whopping 240 GB's

^ Dude, a 2.5" SSD will not fit in the 1.8" enclosure of iPod. Also, iPod may not supply enough power for that SSD.
post #637 of 2748
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Since reading zzffnn's post on the last page I am now interested in doing the internal caps for one of my ipods with a 128GB CF card swap option. It doesn't seem very complicated other than requiring some practice and soldering skills. My fingers are itching.

^ DMinor, I though you do not want to carry an external amp? In case you are not aware, DIY cap mod does not help a stock iPod headphone jack (all it does is directing pure output of an iPod's DAC to an external amp). Re skills required for DIYMod, some fine/delicate soldering is required in that mod - your hands should be very steady and familiar with soldering. I, for one, do not trust my own hands/eyes. YMMV.
Edited by zzffnn - 12/9/12 at 6:19pm
post #638 of 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post


^ DMinor, I though you do not want to carry an external amp? In case you are not aware, DIY cap mod does not help a stock iPod headphone jack (all it does is directing pure output of an iPod's DAC to an external amp). Re skills required for DIYMod, some fine/delicate soldering is required in that mod - your hands should be very steady and familiar with soldering. I, for one, do not trust my own hands/eyes. YMMV.

That's right NO external amp's for me. Sorry I didn't know that cap mod requires an external amp to make it work. So as long as I directly use the phone jack there is nothing I can do theoretically to improve the sound?

post #639 of 2748

Nope. If you plug headphones into the headphone jack, it's just you, the headphones, and the iPod. The only meaningful hardware mods available to you are battery and storage upgrades.

 

You stand to gain more from installing Rockbox and tuning the sound to your liking in software.

post #640 of 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Anyone know if THIS would work on a 7th gen iPod? I bought a new iPod a few days ago and I'd be tempted to take the risk considering the drive is a whopping 240 GB's

 

Yeah, no. Like zzffnn says.

 

The baseline requirements for any iPod are a 1.8" or smaller drive. if you have a thin case iPod, there are also limits to how thick the drive can be. In general, what's in your iPod now is the maximum allowable size (the main exception I can think of is the thick-case 60/80 GB iPod Videos, which have a spacer bracket behind the drive -- keep in mind the free space is on the order of 1mm or so).

 

There are also voltage requirements -- the 5.5 gen iPods and earlier mandate 3.3 V -- which is why most 256 GB PATA SSDs won't work (they're 5 V) and why cheapo 128 GB SSDs rarely work (they're nominally 3.3 V but perform out of spec).

 

The 3.3 V requirement may also be true of the 6 G and 7 G iPods; I don't know but somebody ought to.


Edited by ardgedee - 12/9/12 at 7:05pm
post #641 of 2748
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

 

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.

 

Thanks for your advice

 

I'll try to get a SSD from a Macbook air, I know it's the same ZIF conector than the ipod.

post #642 of 2748
@ DMinor,
I do not know of any way to improve iPod's stock headphone jack, hardware-wise. "Software"-wise, we all know that high quality recording and EQ from Rockbox will help.
BTW, hiss from my iPod 5.5gen is definitely due to iPod (not due to recording/music), becuase the same songs do not hiss from my Sansa Clip+. My ultra sensitive IEMs (Westone ES3Xs) seem to be poor match with 5.5gen, whereas they sound excellent and hiss-free from Sansa Clip+.
Edited by zzffnn - 12/9/12 at 7:09pm
post #643 of 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Nope. If you plug headphones into the headphone jack, it's just you, the headphones, and the iPod. The only meaningful hardware mods available to you are battery and storage upgrades.

 

You stand to gain more from installing Rockbox and tuning the sound to your liking in software.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

@ DMinor,
I do not know of any way to improve iPod's stock headphone jack, hardware-wise. "Software"-wise, we all know that high quality recording and EQ from Rockbox will help.
BTW, hiss from my iPod 5.5gen is definitely due to iPod (not due to recording/music), becuase the same songs do not hiss from my Sansa Clip+. My ultra sensitive IEMs (Westone ES3Xs) seem to be poor match with 5.5gen, whereas they sound excellent and hiss-free from Sansa Clip+.

 

 

Thanks guys for the clarifications.

 

Well I have a broken ipod and I may try to practice some soldering on it for hobby. When I practice enough to feel confident I can do it right, I may do an imod for one of my 5.5g's with the 128GB CF card swap.

 

Regarding the hiss, my suggestion is to try different IEM's. If the hiss is constant with any phones, that may be the source. Hiss is perhaps always there (more or less) but I only occasionally hear it from specific recording.

post #644 of 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Steve - Thanks for the list and very helpful.

 

Can you confirm if this 128GB CF card works? It's UDMA 6 not 7. Does it make any difference?


Yeah bro, that will work fine. Just remember that if your PC does not have a CF slot you need to buy a CF / USB adapter so you can format the card using the HP USB Format Tool. Windows will not recognize the CF card for it's full 128GB by itself, it will only recognize 32GB. Once  that's formatted, you pop it back into the Tarkan card and you're good to go.

post #645 of 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post


Yeah bro, that will work fine. Just remember that if your PC does not have a CF slot you need to buy a CF / USB adapter so you can format the card using the HP USB Format Tool. Windows will not recognize the CF card for it's full 128GB by itself, it will only recognize 32GB. Once  that's formatted, you pop it back into the Tarkan card and you're good to go.


My laptop doesn't have a CF slot but I have a CF card reader which I use it for my DSLR camera. I assume that will work. Thanks for the tip on the formatting.

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