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post #16 of 130
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

Interesting, the 240GB possibility I mean.

Any info around on how to get a bigger drive in the iPod Classic?

My 120GB one is full already.

You might want to check this thread out. 240GB HDD, or 256GB SSD, it doesn't matter, the replacement process is the same.

What changes is the cost between the two, and the need for a deeper backplate in the case of the HDD.

 

 

post #17 of 130
Thanks for the link Wiz, I'll dig into it!
I'm tired of waiting for Apple to update the classic.
post #18 of 130

I can't imagine Apple updating the Classic. They will release a larger capacity Touch eventually, but I don't see them doing anything about the classic. It isn't trendy enough for them any more. No capacitive Retina screen, no FaceTime, no Siri, no social network sharing features, none of those fancy things that makes them sell millions of units to the consumer always hungry for more novelties. And they want the app market on all their mobile devices. Big money in that.

post #19 of 130

Probably not, which makes it a good idea to do it ourselves.

Still, waiting a bit might be a good idea since those bigger SSD drives are still quite expensive.

Otherwise it fairly easy to do it seems.

post #20 of 130

I bought off ebay an iPod Classic 7G 240Gb back in December.

 

It works as advertised. No flaws no fakes.

 

Just a 7G with the thick backcover and a 240Gb mounted (223Gb User usable).

 

Sounds and works as a regular 7G and it runs under the same firmware (2.0.4)

 

The asking price was 249$.

post #21 of 130
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

I bought off ebay an iPod Classic 7G 240Gb back in December.

 

It works as advertised. No flaws no fakes.

 

Just a 7G with the thick backcover and a 240Gb mounted (223Gb User usable).

 

Sounds and works as a regular 7G and it runs under the same firmware (2.0.4)

 

The asking price was 249$.


Is that a SSD or regular hard drive?

That's a pretty low price.

Are you sure it isn't a Chinese copy like discussed earlier in this thread?

 

 

post #22 of 130
It's a 7g with a 240gb inside.when i got it i spent a week comparing it with my regular 7g and once i checked that the sound, ui and firmware was the same i sold my 160gb unit.

And i tested the sound with Westone UM3x iems. Plus i don't think a chinese copy can cheat on iTunes firmware wise.

Now it's 3 months old and it's working as good as the unmodded version (well with 75gb more on the available space bar)
post #23 of 130

Hmm, I'll have a look then on eBay, at that price it doesn't hurt to try and if it's a copy the seller will have a dispute, so no much risk.

I assume that it's a normal HDD inside as it a 240GB SSD still costs about $500 on its own.

That's probably why it has a thick back cover as well. Thanks for the tip!

post #24 of 130
Thread Starter 

Ok, now I believe in it, only one guy answered on eBay and said it was real. Just like Elfary's feedback above he compared it to the real one and it looks (and sounds) genuine, except for the thicker back.

 

I'll be ordering one maybe next week.

Be sure I'll post a little review with detailed pics on the forum ;)

post #25 of 130
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Originally Posted by louis12345 View Post

Ok, now I believe in it, only one guy answered on eBay and said it was real. Just like Elfary's feedback above he compared it to the real one and it looks (and sounds) genuine, except for the thicker back.

 

I'll be ordering one maybe next week.

Be sure I'll post a little review with detailed pics on the forum wink.gif


Some of the original models have the thicker back as well, depends on generation and HD capacity.
post #26 of 130

My iPod 7G 240Gb has a double platter hard drive. Hence it has the thicker back of the 2007 models. Aside from that added thickess it's a genuine 7g iPod.

 

BTW the merchant i bought mine from was called elecchina. I can't vouch for other mods of the 7G but what i grabbed off this guy is fantastic 240gb 7G iPod (Kinda what i hoped Apple to put together at some point)

post #27 of 130

I checked out eBay.

Since I already have a 7G 120GB I ordered an 8mm 6G back case with tools and the 8mm Toshiba 240GB hard drive for 105€ shipping included. Pretty nice deal!  :)

post #28 of 130
How do you have a 7g 120gb? Was the hard drive replaced or something? The 7g only comes with a 160gb hard drive.
post #29 of 130
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

How do you have a 7g 120gb? Was the hard drive replaced or something? The 7g only comes with a 160gb hard drive.


Well, as far as I know there isn't even a 7th generation.

 

The 6th geeration was called iPod Classic and was available in a thin 80GB and thick160GB version.

Both models were then replaced by a thin 120GB version which is called 6th or 7th generation at random it seems.

The 120GB was then replaced by a thin 160GB version and is sometimes still called 6th generation but more often 7th or even 8th generation.

 

Here is one of the explanations found on the web.

 

 

 

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With the iPod classic, Apple has stopped using any kind of "generation" designations, instead simply going by release dates (ie, "fall 2009" model). There have been three different models of iPod classic, so you could consider those the 6th, 7th and 8th generation, however most consider the entire iPod classic family across all three years to be the "sixth-generation" as the physical design hasn't changed since 2007. The 2008 models did add a few new software features such as Genius support and the ability to record audio through the headphone jack, so that could be considered a sort of "6.5G" (in the same way the refreshed 5G was referred to as the 5.5G or "Enhanced fifth-generation iPod") although as far as I know that designation has never actually been used. Even the "sixth-generation" nomenclature isn't all that common since the name "iPod classic" kind of stands along in comparison to the prior models where they were all called "iPod" and required some other designation to differentiate between very different models.

At any rate, the original 80GB and 160GB iPod classic models were released in the fall of 2007 and that 160GB is the only thicker one. The subsequent 120GB (fall 2008), and 160GB (fall 2009) models were basically the same dimensions as the fall 2007 80GB unit as Apple was able to use larger-capacity single-platter hard drives, unlike the original 160GB classic which was a dual-platter drive.

 

 

post #30 of 130
Technically, there isn't even a 6th generation. But the latest model is called the 7th by many and it only comes in a 160gb model. So you have one of the earlier generation classics that actually have a different logic board from the latest model and sounds very different and had reliability issues as well. I have own every classic model and couldn't sell it fast enough. They were a a step back sonically from the 5.5g video. The latest 160gb classic sounds much better. I've built many from scratch and the logic board from the earlier classics didn't even work with the latest classic's hard drive.
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