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post #841 of 4608
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I received my new adapter card (msata to zif) today. Tried it without the msata drive and it fits the ipod nicely. I was going to order this mSATA SSD drive but decide to hold off for now since Crashtack sent his to the RB developer member. Hopefully we will get a updated RB build soon so we can enjoy RB'ed 256GB mSATA SSD iPod 5g/5.5g.


Does it look like there would be enough room around that card for a couple caps (DIYMOD)?

post #842 of 4608
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I received my new adapter card (msata to zif) today. Tried it without the msata drive and it fits the ipod nicely.

Does it fits with the slim 30gb back cover?

post #843 of 4608
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Originally Posted by Hard Head View Post


Does it look like there would be enough room around that card for a couple caps (DIYMOD)?

 

Not sure about that for the 30gb model, but I am pretty sure it will fit the 80gb model with the not-too-big caps.

 

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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Does it fits with the slim 30gb back cover?

 

It appears to be fine. See the pics below for the 30GB model.

 

 

post #844 of 4608
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

It appears to be fine. See the pics below for the 30GB model.

 

 

 

 

Looks like a very good fit!  Looking forward to upgrade my 160gb 5.5th GEN iPod video to 256gb, that would be awesome.  I have so much music that I would like to carry around and the biggest iPod I have is the 240gb... If only there was a 768gb option evil_smiley.gif


Edited by cmarti - 4/18/13 at 8:46pm
post #845 of 4608
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Originally Posted by Crashtack View Post

I've sent my iPod off to Torne for him to take a look.

 

Thank you really much, i'm so happy if everything turns out alright. ;)

post #846 of 4608

DMinor:  Have you got this combo working, yet?  Nvrmnd... I went back a few pages and saw that you're holding off on by the SSD, for now.

 

This may be a really ignorant question on my part, but shouldn't the adapter be put in connector facing DOWN (towards the main board)?  The connector for the hard drive is oriented that way, so it would stand to reason that this adapter should be installed the same.  Otherwise, the contacts on the cable aren't against the contacts on the adapter.   confused_face_2.gif

 

Also, does it look like the corners of the PC board (on the ZIF connector end) could be cut or ground off to provide more room for caps? 

 

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

Not sure about that for the 30gb model, but I am pretty sure it will fit the 80gb model with the not-too-big caps.

 

 

It appears to be fine. See the pics below for the 30GB model.

 

 


Edited by Hard Head - 1/23/13 at 7:36am
post #847 of 4608
Hey fellows, sorry for going off the topic of SSD, but please kindly correct me if I am wrong, thanks:

1) An 160GB 7gen Classic is not thick enough (when equipped with stock backplate) to take a 240GB hard drive (Toshiba MK2431GAH). But if its backplate is exchanged with that of an 80GB 5.5gen, it will take a 240GB HDD w/o any further modification;

2) 160GB HDD and backplate from 7gen will work on 5.5gen, with some additional padding.

Thanks again. Sorry for being off topic, I know there are two other threads about 240GB iPod, but one thread is kinda dead and the other is about an eBay product (not DIY). Plus, I know lots of smart/nice fellows hang out here in this thread :-)
post #848 of 4608
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Originally Posted by Hard Head View Post

DMinor:  Have you got this combo working, yet?  Nvrmnd... I went back a few pages and saw that you're holding off on by the SSD, for now.

 

This may be a really ignorant question on my part, but shouldn't the adapter be put in connector facing DOWN (towards the main board)?  The connector for the hard drive is oriented that way, so it would stand to reason that this adapter should be installed the same.  Otherwise, the contacts on the cable aren't against the contacts on the adapter.   confused_face_2.gif

 

Also, does it look like the corners of the PC board (on the ZIF connector end) could be cut or ground off to provide more room for caps? 

 

The metal pins of the ribbon cable must face up to make the connection for this adapter (Type 2). Now it's my understanding the same adapter has another version (Type 1) with ribbon cable's metal pins facing down for the connection. Maybe the Type 1 adapter is what you are implying.

 

As for the corners, I am not sure whether it can be cut without damaging the pcb.

 

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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Hey fellows, sorry for going off the topic of SSD, but please kindly correct me if I am wrong, thanks:

1) An 160GB 7gen Classic is not thick enough (when equipped with stock backplate) to take a 240GB hard drive (Toshiba MK2431GAH). But if its backplate is exchanged with that of an 80GB 5.5gen, it will take a 240GB HDD w/o any further modification;

2) 160GB HDD and backplate from 7gen will work on 5.5gen, with some additional padding.

Thanks again. Sorry for being off topic, I know there are two other threads about 240GB iPod, but one thread is kinda dead and the other is about an eBay product (not DIY). Plus, I know lots of smart/nice fellows hang out here in this thread :-)

zzffnn:

 

The only thing I can confirm is the 7G classic has the same thickness as the 5g/5.5g 30GB model (thin model) so it won't take the 8mm thick 240GB HDD without changing back plate. Sorry I can't answer the other questions as I never tried.

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Ahhhh... I see.  Thanks for the clarification!

 

 

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

The metal pins of the ribbon cable must face up to make the connection for this adapter (Type 2). Now it's my understanding the same adapter has another version (Type 1) with ribbon cable's metal pins facing down for the connection. Maybe the Type 1 adapter is what you are implying.

 

As for the corners, I am not sure whether it can be cut without damaging the pcb.

 

post #850 of 4608
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Hey fellows, sorry for going off the topic of SSD, but please kindly correct me if I am wrong, thanks:

1) An 160GB 7gen Classic is not thick enough (when equipped with stock backplate) to take a 240GB hard drive (Toshiba MK2431GAH). But if its backplate is exchanged with that of an 80GB 5.5gen, it will take a 240GB HDD w/o any further modification;

2) 160GB HDD and backplate from 7gen will work on 5.5gen, with some additional padding.

Thanks again. Sorry for being off topic, I know there are two other threads about 240GB iPod, but one thread is kinda dead and the other is about an eBay product (not DIY). Plus, I know lots of smart/nice fellows hang out here in this thread :-)

I have done this, right now my 240gb 5.5th GEN iPod video have a 240GB Chinese back cover from a 7Th GEN iPod Classic.

 

Also my second iPod also a 5.5Th GEN one has a 160GB back cover from the 7Th GEN iPod Classic and they fit just perfectly fine.

post #851 of 4608
Thanks DMinor and cmarti.
@ cmarti, so I assume that the back cover of 80GB 5.5gen is of the same dimensions (e.g., 8mm deep) as back cover of your eBay 240GB?

I have a 80GB 5.5gen now and am considering to buy a stock 7gen and upgrade it to 240GB (and use 5.5gen as spare). My plan is to buy a bare 240GB drive without addtional back cover, put 80GB 5.5gen's back cover and 240GB onto 7gen, then put 7gen's back cover and hard drive onto 5.5gen.

This is because I like 7gen's sound better than 5.5gen. 7gen can still be rockboxed, though not as easy as RB'ing a 5.5gen.
Edited by zzffnn - 1/23/13 at 1:06pm
post #852 of 4608
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Thanks DMinor and cmarti.
@ cmarti, so I assume that the back cover of 80GB 5.5gen is of the same dimensions (e.g., 8mm deep) as back cover of your eBay 240GB?
I have a 80GB 5.5gen now and am considering to buy a stock 7gen. My plan is to buy a bare 240GB drive without addtional back cover, put 5.5gen's back cover and 240GB onto 7gen, then put 7gen's back cover and hard drive onto 5.5gen.

This is because I like 7gen's sound better than 5.5gen. 7gen can also be rockboxed, though not as easy as
RB'ing a 5.5gen.

It will fit perfectly fine, they have the same dimensions.

post #853 of 4608
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Originally Posted by Hard Head View Post

Ahhhh... I see.  Thanks for the clarification!

 

 


I am really not sure whether Type 1 or Type 2 of this adapter will make any difference or which one is more preferred. One is to have the mSATA drive sandwiched between the adapter card and the middle frame, and the other one is to have the mSATA drive sandwiched between the adapter card and the back plate.

post #854 of 4608

Patiently waiting for the RB developer member to bring us good news ....  Rockboxed iPod 5g/256GB mSATA SSD for $256. :)

 

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,42586.0.html

post #855 of 4608

Anyone knows whats the difference between a 6.5G and 7G is? other then the HD. coz if its only the hard disk im gonna go out and buy the 120gb version and mod it with a SSD.

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