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Ipod 5th Generation 30gb question

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I have a 30gb 5th generation Apple Ipod Classic.

 

If I wanted to replace my somewhat dying and error drive, what actually can fit into the case as a replacement?

 

Are all the drives the same physical size for the ipod? I remember the BATTERY being different, but unsure of for the HD

 

Thanks

post #2 of 12

Without changing the back plate, you can replace the 30GB HDD with a 120GB TOSHIBA MK1234GAL since both have the same physical thickness. I have done this 3 times for my ipod 5g trios. The last 120GB hard drive I bought from eBay costed me only 58 bucks including shipping.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

if I change the backplate then I guess I can get a bigger battery as well?

post #4 of 12
You can still fit bigger than stock battery with stock backplate. Check ebay for various batteries.

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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by GodOfDeath View Post

if I change the backplate then I guess I can get a bigger battery as well?


If you change the back plate to be the one for the 60gb or 80 gb model - the thicker model - then you can throw in a bigger battery and a 240GB HDD for the 30GB/5.5g model as well. That's my understanding from reading all the info but I personally never tried a 240GB HDD on a 30GB model.

post #6 of 12
120 or 240 depends on logic board

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post #7 of 12

Gotta resurrect this thread as I am looking to do this myself now. So, if understand this correctly:

 

If I have an Apple iPod Video 5th Gen 30GB it cant support the 240GB Toshiba HDD AND even if it could I would have to get the thicker metal back housing from the 80GB version?

 

So I should sell the 30GB I have and try and find a good condition 60GB 5.5 Gen if I want to get the 240GB HDD for some FLAC and RockBox goodness?

post #8 of 12

Not entirely sure but I THINK you could probably get a tarkan adapter and a 128 gig sd card in there.  I don't THINK you would need a new back plate but not entirely sure on that one.

 

http://www.tarkan.info/20080115/tutorials/iflash-ipod-compact-flash-mk2

 

Cheers

post #9 of 12
I am curious to know if you replace a 30GB iPod 5th gen HDD with a larger one ie. with a 120GB HDD or a 128GB SSD would you be able to use the additional capacity without altering the firmware or is Rockbox necessary to use more than 30GB ?
post #10 of 12

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

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Not entirely sure but I THINK you could probably get a tarkan adapter and a 128 gig sd card in there.  I don't THINK you would need a new back plate but not entirely sure on that one.

 

http://www.tarkan.info/20080115/tutorials/iflash-ipod-compact-flash-mk2

 

Cheers

Thats cool and I knew about it already, but since the price of a 256GB compact flash card it still sky high, Im really only interested in the 240GB HDD as they can be had for $79.

Awesome. I knew there had to be a thread around here like this. Its focused on SSD info, but maybe theres info on the HDD route. Ill give a look through.

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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

Thats cool and I knew about it already, but since the price of a 256GB compact flash card it still sky high, Im really only interested in the 240GB HDD as they can be had for $79.

Awesome. I knew there had to be a thread around here like this. Its focused on SSD info, but maybe theres info on the HDD route. Ill give a look through.

One of the great things about swapping the hdd's for ssd's is great improvement in battery life and also allowing you to put in internal caps for mod. But not all ssd's are compatiable with rockbox. I am patiently waiting for the issue totally resolved between the mSATA and RB. Once it's resolved I will most likely get a 512GB or 480GB mSATA drive for my modded ipod and then stop reading the HF threads for a while.

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