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post #886 of 3359

Cool, 238GB out of 256GB could be seen instead of 223GB. That would be assurance of some sort.

 

BTW, I also found the power requirements of Retina Macbook Pro SSDs to be 3.3V - 2.39A here

 

http://milkyzone.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/usb30-ssd-harddisk-enclosure-2012-retina-a1425-a1398-mc975-mc976-mc212-md213.html

 


 

Roughly 600 bucks / 3,800 RMB for 768GB SSDs

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=16593866239

 


 

22-pin SATA adapter could fit inside an iPod after removing the case

 

T2FPyVXgXXXXXXXXXX_!!10912048.jpg

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=16185685160

 


 

Another one without a case is 97mm by 48mm

T21IdzXnNNXXXXXXXX_!!169682.jpg

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=20383276693

 


 

The iPod Video should be 103.5mm by 61.8mm

 

http://www.applematters.com/collections/ipod-5th-generation/

 


 

Yet another 40-pin ZIF adapter for 22-pin SATA interface

 

sata-to-ZIF-2-logo.jpg

 

ST4076-logo.jpg

 

http://eshop.sintech.cn/18-sata-ssd-to-zif-adapter-as-toshiba-hitachi-hdd-p-660.html

 


 

Could all that be installed inside an iPod while the battery is able to provide enough juice for that 3.3V - 2.39A SSD by any chance?

 

Chinese manufacturers might actually make adapters straight from Retina MBP SSD interface to 40-pin ZIF if there were enough interests.

post #887 of 3359

Yesterday when I turned on my ipod with the CF card, it asked for connecting to computer for restore. So I did it and everything is back to normal now except I lost all the files. I was puzzled by this incidence as it happened for no apparent reason. I suspect two possibilities - the CF card quality or loosed connection between the ribbon cable and the Tarkan (or the connection between the Tarkan and the CF). If it happens next time, I will open the ipod and try to push tight the connections instead of proceeding to a restore.

 

Did this ever happen to your guys?

post #888 of 3359
^ Same error (sad apple face and ask for restore) occurred to my 5.5 gen 80GB (Tarkan adapter with Transcend 32GB CF). Loose connection was the cause in my case. I first did restore without fixing loose connection but got same error again shortly after. I tightened the connection and it has been working perfectly since.

Edit: I don't remember losing all files on CF though.
Edited by zzffnn - 2/11/13 at 2:26pm
post #889 of 3359

On losing files, I mean if you proceed to a restore then everything will be wiped out. No?

 

On the loose connection, this is what I feel going on. Mine is a 60gb fat model so there is plenty of space left after the CF swap. When I press the click wheel I can feel the hollow space below the adapter. After pressing for so many times perhaps the Tarkan adapter has shifted enough to trigger a sad face or restore.

post #890 of 3359
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Originally Posted by the wizard of oz View Post

iPod Video outputs video via the headphone jack. What you need is one of those analogue 3.5mm mini-jack to 3x RCA cables. You don't need an Apple cable: others ones will work too; just it won't necessarily be the yellow labelled RCA that will carry the video. Just fiddle around until you get image.

And you can get higher resolution choices by sticking to MPEG-4. A couple of years ago I used to use one of those mini LED-backlit video-projectors with the iPod Video, getting a 1.2m wide image, and it was sharp enough. I didn't keep the mini LED-backlit video-projector because the LED lamp wasn't bright enough; I'll have to check out if they have improved on this issue since on newer models. It did make a cool portable cinema set-up.


So you think, this:

 

http://www.tuaw.com/images/2005/11/av_cable.jpg

 

+

 

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/675255813/VGA-SVGA-to-S-Video-3-RCA-TV-AV-Converter-Cable-Adapter-10PCS.jpg

 

 

 

...should work, to connect it to my VGA port from my computer monitor?

post #891 of 3359

Ah... I missed that VGA-only computer monitor part... I can't confirm that those VGA to component video / S-video work both ways. I misread & thought you were going to use a regular TV.

I don't know if that second cable will work. I haven't found any documentation acknowledging this possibility, since most discussed examples are of people trying to hook their laptop to a TV.

post #892 of 3359
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Yesterday when I turned on my ipod with the CF card, it asked for connecting to computer for restore. So I did it and everything is back to normal now except I lost all the files. I was puzzled by this incidence as it happened for no apparent reason. I suspect two possibilities - the CF card quality or loosed connection between the ribbon cable and the Tarkan (or the connection between the Tarkan and the CF). If it happens next time, I will open the ipod and try to push tight the connections instead of proceeding to a restore.

 

Did this ever happen to your guys?

Hasn't happened to me yet...and as you guys know...I beat the crap out of this baby. LOL She's had more falls than an old man with a bum hip!

post #893 of 3359
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Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post

Hasn't happened to me yet...and as you guys know...I beat the crap out of this baby. LOL She's had more falls than an old man with a bum hip!

 

Maybe those drops tightened the connections for the Takan and CF. Next time when the sad face shows up, I am gonna drop it 3 times. LOL.

post #894 of 3359
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

Maybe those drops tightened the connections for the Takan and CF. Next time when the sad face shows up, I am gonna drop it 3 times. LOL.

LOL excellent!

 

Make sure you video it for us!

 

;)

 

LOL

post #895 of 3359
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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.

I talked to Torne and it looks like it wasn't a simple fix to get the mSATA drive to work with RockBox. He was on business in the states and didn't have access to his diagnostic tools, but he's now headed home and will take a more detailed look. 

post #896 of 3359
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Originally Posted by Crashtack View Post

I talked to Torne and it looks like it wasn't a simple fix to get the mSATA drive to work with RockBox. He was on business in the states and didn't have access to his diagnostic tools, but he's now headed home and will take a more detailed look. 


Waiting with bated breath... ;)

 

I went ahead and put this mSATA drive with this adapter in my 5g, though I didn't expect anything different out of trying to Rockbox it.  After restoring it in iTunes, it shows 238GB available.  I got the ata-11 error and then *PANIC* on subsequent reboot, after installing Rockbox.  I will say this about the mSATA drive... it's FAAAAAST.  Holy cow... way faster navigating and loading tracks in the stock firmware.  Since I recently bought 2 Cowon DAPs (J3 and Z2), maybe I'll just relegate the iPod to my vehicle.


Edited by Hard Head - 2/12/13 at 1:47pm
post #897 of 3359

So to be clear that drive and adapter work in itunes but not rockbox right?


Cheers

post #898 of 3359
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashtack View Post

I talked to Torne and it looks like it wasn't a simple fix to get the mSATA drive to work with RockBox. He was on business in the states and didn't have access to his diagnostic tools, but he's now headed home and will take a more detailed look. 

 

Hmm, I have faith in him making our dreams come true.

 

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Originally Posted by Hard Head View Post


Waiting with bated breath... ;)

 

I went ahead and put this mSATA drive with this adapter in my 5g, though I didn't expect anything different out of trying to Rockbox it.  After restoring it in iTunes, it shows 238GB available.  I got the ata-11 error and then *PANIC* on subsequent reboot, after installing Rockbox.  I will say this about the mSATA drive... it's FAAAAAST.  Holy cow... way faster navigating and loading tracks in the stock firmware.  Since I recently bought 2 Cowon DAPs (J3 and Z2), maybe I'll just relegate the iPod to my vehicle.

 

Well at least you got a 256GB SSD ipod working on the OF. But I hate iTunes. Last night I was trying to load some music to my iPhone from iTunes, everything was in grey and locked and I couldn't do anything (add or delete). It's a shame whoever created that piece of crap.

post #899 of 3359
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

Hmm, I have faith in him making our dreams come true.

 

 

Well at least you got a 256GB SSD ipod working on the OF. But I hate iTunes. Last night I was trying to load some music to my iPhone from iTunes, everything was in grey and locked and I couldn't do anything (add or delete). It's a shame whoever created that piece of crap.


You're not the only one.  I only used iTunes to restore it, and only because it's on my office computer (tried to revive another iPod I bought).  I use Foobar to load music on my iPod.  You might give that a try!

post #900 of 3359
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Originally Posted by Hard Head View Post


You're not the only one.  I only used iTunes to restore it, and only because it's on my office computer (tried to revive another iPod I bought).  I use Foobar to load music on my iPod.  You might give that a try!

Didn't know you could use foobar to add music to iPod. Will google on that. Thanks for the tip.
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