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post #76 of 3926
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Lazlo, very interested to hear how this works out. Please report back!



Will do. Wish me luck :).

post #77 of 3926

Good Luck! Break a leg (not an SSD)!  :-)

post #78 of 3926

Super Talent sent me another 256GB SSD recently as the other one was defective. It is installed in my iPod and works fantastic! The sound quality is unbelievable compared to a regular drive (I don't exactly know why). I can assure anyone that it is a 3.3V (Super Talent Engineering confirmed this to me personally) and that it is fully compatible with the 5th generation iPod.

post #79 of 3926
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Super Talent sent me another 256GB SSD recently as the other one was defective. It is installed in my iPod and works fantastic! The sound quality is unbelievable compared to a regular drive (I don't exactly know why). I can assure anyone that it is a 3.3V (Super Talent Engineering confirmed this to me personally) and that it is fully compatible with the 5th generation iPod.



What was the cost of that?

 

 

post #80 of 3926

$490

post #81 of 3926

This is very interesting.  I've read the entire thread, but could anybody confirm that somebody has modded a 256gb SSD into a current (7g) classic and made it work?

 

Also, has anybody managed do do any of these upgrades on a Touch?

 

Thanks.

post #82 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Imod View Post

Super Talent sent me another 256GB SSD recently as the other one was defective. It is installed in my iPod and works fantastic! The sound quality is unbelievable compared to a regular drive (I don't exactly know why). I can assure anyone that it is a 3.3V (Super Talent Engineering confirmed this to me personally) and that it is fully compatible with the 5th generation iPod.



Dang it! I wish I would have known that before buying my 128GB SSD. I totally would have waited and bought the 256GB SSD when I had saved enough.....

 

OH WELL!

post #83 of 3926

Can you please list the model number of the Super Talent 264gb SSD,...

post #84 of 3926
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I really wished for those who did this upgrade would do a battery run down test before swapping out the old drive and put in the new SSD. I am just curious how much more time can the SSD give over the HDD. In theory it should save a lot of battery due to the mechanical drive. Anyone has any idea? I am thinking of putting the 240g in my 6.5g.
Edited by Jalo - 11/25/11 at 7:27pm
post #85 of 3926
Hi all, I just found this thread today. I ordered a 256gb super talent from superbiiz with a coupon for $469 usd total last week. It came in yesterday and I installed it successfully in my 5g iPod video. Works wonderfully. I rockboxed it and installed about 215gb of music. Will post a pic later with the about page showing capacity. No picks of the intall. The part # on superbiiz is FZM56GW18P. No tax free shipping and I did find a coupon hat got me 20$ off but I don't remember where.
post #86 of 3926

Reporting back .... and it isn't good news.

 

For reference, a 30GB iPod video (5th gen) from Amazon, and a Kingspec 128Gb SSD, from here.

 

Fitting the disk was not too bad. I found this video quite useful. The hardest bit is getting the back off. I (carefully) pushed a sharp craft knife down the side, then gradually worked it off from there. The video shows the proper tool - which certainly looks easier :). The SSD fits the available space perfectly.

 

From there I connected the USB. The device was recognised by Windows, and I proceeded to format to FAT32 using FAT32 guiformat.

 

Downloaded iTunes, installed and fired it up. ITunes recognised the device. It didn't tell me what exact device it had found, but showed a picture which matched the iPod, which was somewhat reassuring. ITunes prompted me to restore the iPod, which I accepted. After a minute or two of updating etc, iTunes told me to wait for the iPod to reboot.

 

... And that's where it all went wrong. The iPod absolutely will not complete the startup. I get the Apple logo (with no backlight), then an apple logo with progress bar (with backlight this time), then it turns off and repeats the cycle. Nothing I can do seems to change this. I have performed the "boot as disk" procedure (MENU-SELECT, then PLAY-SELECT), but it makes no difference. Basically, as soon as I connect the power, either through USB or wall socket, it goes into a never-ending loop of reboot/progress bar/reboot. Also, to top it off, Windows no longer recognises the device at all, so I can't even reformat and start again.

 

I've put the original HDD back in the iPod, and it still works fine.

 

 

 

 

post #87 of 3926

Lazlo, very sorry to hear this. You are using an iPod Video 5G, not 5.5G, am I right? I wonder if this might be the reason? The 5.5G has twice the RAM and seems to have been an overall step up.

post #88 of 3926
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Lazlo, very sorry to hear this. You are using an iPod Video 5G, not 5.5G, am I right? I wonder if this might be the reason? The 5.5G has twice the RAM and seems to have been an overall step up.



Not too certain which exact model it is to be honest. I tried to find out, but couldn't find any useful links.

post #89 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Lazlo View Post

Not too certain which exact model it is to be honest. I tried to find out, but couldn't find any useful links.


Perhaps try this Apple site. It may not say 5 versus 5.5G but it should tell you the release date which you can compare against other information on the web.
 

 

post #90 of 3926

Thanks for that. That gives "late 2006", and this site gives the 5.5 release date as September 2006 ... so could be either I suppose.

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