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post #856 of 3944
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

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.

 

Make sure the 5.5G's back plate fits the 7G's front plate. IIRC, the 5G uses plastic clips on the front plate to attach to the back plate, while the 7G's back plate uses metal clips to attach to the front plate.

 

You should also make sure the cuts for the lock switch, dock, and headphone jack line up perfectly, too.

post #857 of 3944
^ Thanks! I do not have a 7gen in hand but I will look into it.
I saw metal clips on the back plate of my 80GB 5.5gen (there is no plastic clip on the front plate).
post #858 of 3944
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Originally Posted by mandrei83 View Post

So far, it seems that peckingduck and Frostynuggs57 have managed to install a 64GB SSD inside iPod Classic 160GB (7th Gen.)

Looking into this 65 pages thread so far, I have made a compilation with all what people have tried:

 

Laird

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/315#post_8552326

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/405#post_8724559

 

NinjaNife

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/360#post_8649282

 

zzffnn

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/405#post_8728742

 

peckingduck

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/180#post_8245953

 

Frostynuggs57

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/official-ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-6g-6-5g-7g-ssd-mod-thread/240#post_8379022

 

 

Have I've missed something/someone?

 

These are the only peopel which have installed successfully an SSD to their iPod Classic 160GB 7th Gen?

Is there anything ongoing now? Maybe we can make a compilation list with the part numbers of the components used and what has been tested so far.

I have this model of iPod but I'm not sure if I have to replace the back cover, as some people did in order to put a 240GB HDD into this iPod. 

 

 

A.

"64GB SSD" I did no such thing. What people have managed to install is a 64GB flash card and an adapter. Not an SSD.

I have been trying 256GB and 240GB SSDs...with success in the 5Gs but no success in the 7Gs.

 

You may think that I am making a distinction without a difference here - but clearly there IS a difference - since the outcome is different ;-)

post #859 of 3944
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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 :-)

Yes to #1  - that's what I did with both of mine. I can't give you first-hand confirmation of #2, but can't come up with any reason why it would not work, since #1 works.

post #860 of 3944

Ok bit of a request here.  Could be buying someones broken ipod off them at work.  Tried fixing the battery before but that didn't work so guessing it's the hard drive.  Now he's not too sure what model it is but knows it's a 160gig before it was named "classic".  Any ideas what one it could be?

 

Cheers

post #861 of 3944
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Ok bit of a request here.  Could be buying someones broken ipod off them at work.  Tried fixing the battery before but that didn't work so guessing it's the hard drive.  Now he's not too sure what model it is but knows it's a 160gig before it was named "classic".  Any ideas what one it could be?

 

Cheers

Is it the fat 160gb one or the slim one? It could be 6th generation or 7th generation.

post #862 of 3944

No idea atm.  Any ideas what that means in terms of which ssd (if any)would fit in there though?

 

Cheers

post #863 of 3944

The 160gb 7th gen classic is the thin model - about 3/8" or 9.5mm thick.

post #864 of 3944
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

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

Torne from the RB team has my iPod and is working on the issue. I'm waiting with fingers crossed as well.

post #865 of 3944
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Originally Posted by Crashtack View Post

Torne from the RB team has my iPod and is working on the issue. I'm waiting with fingers crossed as well.

 

Thanks for the update. I am sure he will be able to resolve the issue and return you a Rockboxed iPod 5g with a mSATA SSD.

 

BTW, did you send him the iPod with the 128GB mSATA? If you have a chance PM him, please let him know the RB should be good for the 256GB mSATA too. :)

post #866 of 3944

Hi

 

Was digging around for general info on ssds and ipods and came across this as a possible alternative to the ssd issue :-

 

http://www.tarkan.info/20121226/tutorials/ipod-and-sdhc-sdxc-cards

 

Don't know if that's a viable way to go for anyone but it certainly SEEMS more positive then the rather hit or miss ssd's atm.  Found one 256 card but it's a)out of stock and b)******* expensive at £270!

 

May be a better way for those with ipods of a smaller nature.  I can't just go from 160 to 128 though sadly.

 

Cheers

 

Edit, seems this is mainly for the ipod video and not the latest (ha)classic.  Still may be handy for some of you anyway.


Edited by davidcotton - 1/31/13 at 1:59pm
post #867 of 3944

OK.  After discovering this thread I am torn.  I am looking for a new source (to upgrade my 5G Nano).  Could I ask the opinions of a few?

 

Which would  you go with (pairing whatever I decide on with a FiiO L9 LOD and E12 Mont Blanc Amp)):

 

1. Current ipod classic (7G/"6.5G") rockboxed, leaving the 160gb as is (I want it to be as thin as possible)

2. iPod Video (5.5G) and swap the 30gb with a 128gb SSD

3. iPod Video (5.5G) and swap the 30gb with a 128gb SDXC card, Tarkin's CF adapter and a SDXC > CF Adapter

4. iPod Video (5.5G) and swap the 30gb with a 128gb mSATA (ZIF to mSATA adapter)

 

Any other suggestions?  I guess it is more of a Wolfson vs Cirrus debate.  But I have been spinning my wheels over which way to go with this.

 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

post #868 of 3944
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Originally Posted by candurin View Post

OK.  After discovering this thread I am torn.  I am looking for a new source (to upgrade my 5G Nano).  Could I ask the opinions of a few?

 

Which would  you go with (pairing whatever I decide on with a FiiO L9 LOD and E12 Mont Blanc Amp)):

 

1. Current ipod classic (7G/"6.5G") rockboxed, leaving the 160gb as is (I want it to be as thin as possible)

2. iPod Video (5.5G) and swap the 30gb with a 128gb SSD

3. iPod Video (5.5G) and swap the 30gb with a 128gb SDXC card, Tarkin's CF adapter and a SDXC > CF Adapter

4. iPod Video (5.5G) and swap the 30gb with a 128gb mSATA (ZIF to mSATA adapter)

 

Any other suggestions?  I guess it is more of a Wolfson vs Cirrus debate.  But I have been spinning my wheels over which way to go with this.

 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

Option 4 with the mSATA is the least expensive. Currently a RB developer is working on the RB issue for this option and hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.

post #869 of 3944
Did torne receive the modded iPod fom crashtack yet?
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