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post #91 of 3420

I believe the 5.5g video has a search feature when you enter the music selection in the menu.

post #92 of 3420

Here is the picture of the label on the box of my super talent ssd and of the about screen in my 5th gen video. 

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i put my whole itunes library on it, then went through my flac files so they can play on rockbox.

post #93 of 3420
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Originally Posted by Lazlo View Post

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.


That sounds like the 5.5G.
 

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Originally Posted by candc07 View Post

I believe the 5.5g video has a search feature when you enter the music selection in the menu.


Good point but maybe the 5G also got this with firmware updates?

post #94 of 3420

mine still has no search feature with all the updates.

post #95 of 3420
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mine still has no search feature with all the updates.



You have to hack the firmware if you want the search feature.

post #96 of 3420
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mine still has no search feature with all the updates.


Okay, thanks. So this is a good way for Lazlo to determine which iPod Video he has.
 

 

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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.

 

 

I actually own two iPod Videos. One is a 5G and the other is a  5.5G. Both have 64MB of RAM.

post #98 of 3420

Definitely a 5.5 - I can see the Search entry on the Music page.

 

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Pretty sure I've fried the SSD now. I actually bought an enclosure in an attempt to bypass the iPod - the idea was to reformat the drive from there and start over. However even with that Windows does not recognise the drive.

 

For a while I thought I'd bricked the iPod itself. Even with the original drive in, it wasn't showing up in Windows, and ominous "you need to restore" messages were being displayed on the iPod. Turns out a good recharge has fixed that, so not a total loss.

 

Now, do I have the courage to buy a different SSD ... probably not :(.

 

Thanks for your kind words and assistance people, it's appreciated. Now it's probably time to get this thread back on track - I don't think it was supposed to turn into a troubleshooting thread. Let's hear some more success stories!

 

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I do have one (on topic) question for candc07: when you installed your new drive, how did you format it? Did you do a manual format, or just let iTunes deal with it? If you manually formatted it, what utility did you use?


Edited by Lazlo - 12/3/11 at 7:06am
post #99 of 3420
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Originally Posted by barbes View Post

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.



Bump...any confirmed successes with a current Classic?  Can Touches be upgraded?

 

post #100 of 3420

Here is a screenshot of mine with the SuperTalent 256GB SSD.DSC01027.JPGDSC01032.JPGHere is my whole set up with ALO cable, ALO RX MKII amp and JH Audio JH16 IEM's.

post #101 of 3420

Quick update (again) for those who are interested:

 

I said earlier that I had tried connecting a disk enclosure in an attempt to bypass the iPod, and that it didn't work. Turns out that I had connected the disk upside-down. Sounds like a silly mistake to make, but in my defence, what with the ZIF connector being slightly offset to one side, it looked like there was only one way to orient it.

 

Anyhow, now that I can see the SDD in Windows, I can see how far the iTunes restore process had got. It divided the drive into 3 partitions: a 32Kb, a 30GB, and the rest as a data partition. None of the partitions were formatted. This is according to Windows Disk Manager.

 

I tried another experiment, pre-formatting the disk to FAT32, and not pre-formatting. Each time the iTunes restore fails with the symptoms I gave earlier (apple logo / progress bar / reboot), and each time the disk was partitioned as above.

 

So, it would appear, unless someone has wisdom that says otherwise, that this disk is fundamentally incompatible (KingSpec KSD-ZF18.1-128MS) with a 30GB iPod 5.5g.


Edited by Lazlo - 12/4/11 at 5:01am
post #102 of 3420

Hi Lazlo,

 

I have been trying to get enough information to try the 256GB upgrade for iPod 7th gen. While browsing the net, I think I recall reading somebody having also an infinite reboot problem, and also solving it. Unfortunately did not bookmark it and cannot find it now, but maybe that is a lead for you to follow?

 

Some related places on the web: http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/11/upgrading-ipod-hard-drives/, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980378. The first one contains some advice on how to get the iPod to boot after disk upgrade.

 

Good luck with fixing the issue!

 

Dr J

post #103 of 3420
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Hi Lazlo,

 

I have been trying to get enough information to try the 256GB upgrade for iPod 7th gen. While browsing the net, I think I recall reading somebody having also an infinite reboot problem, and also solving it. Unfortunately did not bookmark it and cannot find it now, but maybe that is a lead for you to follow?

 

Some related places on the web: http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/11/upgrading-ipod-hard-drives/, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980378. The first one contains some advice on how to get the iPod to boot after disk upgrade.

 

Good luck with fixing the issue!

 

Dr J



Could you let us know what you've learned about making the 256 work in the 7g?  That's what I'd like to do too.  Many thanks.

 

 

post #104 of 3420
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Originally Posted by Dr J View Post

Hi Lazlo,

 

I have been trying to get enough information to try the 256GB upgrade for iPod 7th gen. While browsing the net, I think I recall reading somebody having also an infinite reboot problem, and also solving it. Unfortunately did not bookmark it and cannot find it now, but maybe that is a lead for you to follow?

 

Some related places on the web: http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/11/upgrading-ipod-hard-drives/, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980378. The first one contains some advice on how to get the iPod to boot after disk upgrade.

 

Good luck with fixing the issue!

 

Dr J


Yes, I've read a ton of sites discussing "infinite reboots". They all advise restarting in disk mode - which doesn't work for me.

 

That second link is interesting because it has a comment saying the Kingspec drives do not work because "it was no way getting an Kingspec SSD inside ipod for its poor +3v". Odd, because the spec should have been 3.3V for the drive I bought.

 

It's a strange problem. The information that no-one ever provides is what happens after the physical disk installation - i.e. the disk formatting / partitioning that iTunes may or may not perform.

 


Edited by Lazlo - 12/5/11 at 12:51am
post #105 of 3420

Hi barbes,

 

unfortunately nothing conclusive enough for me to say that I know (how) it can/cannot be done, but a lot of suggestion on how possibly to accomplish it (right interface, voltage). One what seemed like a success story for 6th gen in the other forum I posted above.

 

Dr J

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