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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Hey DMinor- See my post here. Success. Really not that hard.

 

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/2565#post_8982709

 

Congrats and you did it! Now do you have the comparison in sound between the direct-out diymod and the conventional diymod?

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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

 

The reason I ask is because a while back, I used a different computer than I usually use for transferring music to my ipod, and it WOULD NOT recognize the ipod. I really don't remember what the issue was but I think I had to map it as a drive or maybe turn "on" disk use in itunes or something - this was windows. For the life of me I can't remember what I had to do but BAM then it was fine.

 

Maybe someone a little more computer savvy could chime in and say what you need to do if your computer isn't recognizing a drive etc. 

 

Sorry I don't know the answer but there is hope

 

windows 7 professional 64 bit

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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

^ TripleM: Please Make sure that connection to your SSD is tight and solid. A while ago a guy in this thread solved the red X problem by doing that. I also fix a sad Apple face by fixing a loose connection to my CF card.

i did that, it still doesn't boot, although the ssd is found in the diagnostic menu. i've got no idea, what else to try.

 

update:

i just tried another cable with the same result: the ssd is found in the diagnostic menu, but i still het the error screen when trying to boot. i doublechecked with the original hdd and both times it worked, so i guess i can rule out a faulty cable/connection, which is bad, because it would have been easily fixable.

 

i'm now running out of ideas what else to try. i think it's strange, that the ssd is found in the diagnostic menu but when i try to start i only get the error screen. i'm starting to think, i'm missing something pretty obvious, but i don't know what...


Edited by TripleM - 12/23/12 at 6:28am
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Originally Posted by GodOfDeath View Post

 

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Exactly what I had the issue with.  Keep digging into it. Hopefully someone will chime in.

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Received the Tarkan card from idemiGods. But Amazon sucks and has not even shipped out the CF card I ordered 5 days ago. So I pulled out the 8GB CF card (Sandisk extreme, bought 2 or 3 yrs ago) from my camera and tried the Tarkan.

 

It worked like a charm including rockboxing it. I put it in a 5g/60G model and now the iPod is much lighter.

 

The Tarkan card is well designed and fits nicely inside. Thanks to those who recommended it.

 

Merry Christmas to you all .....

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Merry Christmas everyone! God of Death. I may have a solution for you tomorrow. You have to get into Administrative Tools.
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After I swapped the stock HDD for a CF card, I noticed significant improvement in battery life and it also responds faster and smoother. Combining the benefit of much lighter ipod for portability, the upgrade is well worth it. I am glad that I finally tried this even though I am late to the game.:)

 

Now I am desperately need a swap for a 256GB SDD. Has anyone tried this 256gb mSATA SSD with an adapter? The drive specs looks OK to me and I may give it a try.

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

Now I am desperately need a swap for a 256GB SDD. Has anyone tried this 256gb mSATA SSD with an adapter? The drive specs looks OK to me and I may give it a try.

I am too wishing to upgrade to one of those SSD drives, keep in mind that that drive is mSATA and you will need to use an adapter to see if it works.

 

Sadly there is not success story of that upgrade yet.

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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

I am too wishing to upgrade to one of those SSD drives, keep in mind that that drive is mSATA and you will need to use an adapter to see if it works.

 

Sadly there is not success story of that upgrade yet.


 I understand the mSATA needs an adapter. But I am wondering if anyone has ever tried that drive with either success or failure.

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I would be interested to know as well. The msata drives are pretty cheap I have seen 256gb on te egg for just under $200 US. I would love to upgrade my new classic 7G to a ssd. Hopefully someone will get it figured out.
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I am trying to go thru this thread but too many pages to find out the info on the mSATA ssd. If I am not mistaken, it appears nobody has successfully installed Rockbox on any mSATA ssd for iPod 5g/5.5g.

 

So I am guessing the problem may be due to the rockbox not compatible with the mSATA ssd drives.


Edited by DMinor - 12/25/12 at 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I am trying to go thru this thread but too many pages to find out the info on the mSATA ssd. If I am not mistaken, it appears nobody has successfully installed Rockbox on any mSATA ssd for iPod 5g/5.5g.

So I am guessing the problem may be due to the rockbox not compatible with the mSATA ssd drives.

On top of the page click "Search This Thread" Then punch in what you're looking for. It will bring up any hits it finds.
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


On top of the page click "Search This Thread" Then punch in what you're looking for. It will bring up any hits it finds.


Thanks for reminding of the search feature (forgot it after a few drinks :). Yeah it appears Rockbox has not worked on any mSATA drives tried by the forum members. frown.gif

 

Even if the 128GB mSATA works with RB, it doesn't make any difference to me if the 256GB mSATA won't work. We already have the 128GB CF option which is rockbox-able.

 

If the RB doesn't work on the 128GB mSATA, most likely it won't work on the 256GB mSATA.

 

I am now beginning to understand why the ZIF ssd drives are made for 120GB and 240GB instead of 128GB and 256GB.

 

Edit: It is unclear if the failed attempts on the 128GB mSATA drives were made on the 5g/30gb, 5.5g/30gb, 5g/60gb or 5.5g/80gb models.


Edited by DMinor - 12/26/12 at 10:17am
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Does battery life has anything to do with the size of CF card? 

 

I have not charged the ipod after I swapped the stock HDD for a 8GB CF. The RB shows running time currently at 19 hrs 30 mins. Keep in mind the battery did not even start at 100% charged (I would guess close to 90%) and it was from a used ipod I recently obtained. This is the best battery performance among all the ipods I have. I can reasonably expect for 25 hrs running time if I replace the old battery with a 1300 mAh new battery.

 

I am sure the battery life has something to do with the type of CF. Some CF's consume more power than the others. But I am not sure if it has anything to do with the size of CF (8gb vs 128gb) or even the size of digital contents written to the CF. But the improvement to the battery life from this CF swap is impressive.

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LOL I am taking over this thread.

 

Hey I just ordered this adapter. It appears this adapter is different from the ones tried by a couple of forum members. Once I receive it, I will test a couple of mSATA's from 128gb to 256gb. Not giving up on this concept yet even with the setbacks encountered by others who have tried. One advantage I have is there are plenty of iPod video's to try at my disposal, including all versions (5g/30gb, 5.5g/30gb, 5g/60gb and 5.5g/80gb, LOL). Call me Maybe (crazy) as I am getting another one tomorrow. wink_face.gif

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