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post #16 of 40
As mentioned above, most store their collection on NAS or computers/hard drives. Some store music on several 240gb iPod Classic / 7G mod.
Edited by zzffnn - 1/11/14 at 2:22pm
post #17 of 40

Where do you get hold of a 240GB classic? Some kind of mod?

post #18 of 40
Thread Starter 

i remember seeing 2 years ago in ebay a guy who modded an ipod classic & made it 320gb, but it seems now those 240gb are easily available

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPod-classic-240GB-7th-Generation-White-or-Black-Your-choice-/150977228238?pt=Other_MP3_Players&hash=item2326f1adce

post #19 of 40

Isn't the  SURFACE Pro 2 with 512 Gb THE solution ?   

 

Install jRiver or Footbar, and connect to a USB portable DAC/AMP  sticked to the back of the tablet (HUGO ?)....here we go !

post #20 of 40

How about a modded ipod with a big drive? Doesnt need to be SSD, though those will probably be more power efficient.

 

How about a small tablet with a regular harddrive? Like the archos 48 (500gb, 4,8" screen). Not sure about the DAC in those, so you may need to look into an external dac/amp.

post #21 of 40
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How about a modded ipod with a big drive? Doesnt need to be SSD, though those will probably be more power efficient.

 

How about a small tablet with a regular harddrive? Like the archos 48 (500gb, 4,8" screen). Not sure about the DAC in those, so you may need to look into an external dac/amp.

 

The Archos 48 indeed deserve some investigation:

 

post #22 of 40

 

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You don't take it all with you. 

 

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shouldn't i do that?

 

Ah, the iPod generation of "1,000 songs in your pocket." Truly, gone are the days when one only takes an 8 track, a few cassettes, a few discs, or a few MiniDiscs, with the agonizing choice of knowing that taking the wrong one means that if you get the jones to listen to one that you didn't, you would - horror of horrors! - have to wait until you get home :p

 

Think about all of it this way: despite what the iPod was able to do, memory technology hasn't caught up to your 15gb/mo music library growth. Add to that how the iPod era wasn't brought in by ALAC but by compressed audio formats. So really if you want to take all of this with you, you can just buy several high-cap microSD cards. Back when the iPod was the only real choice, I know some people using ALAC who own multiple iPods so they can take all of them along. And by "multiple" I don't mean they don't sell the old one when they upgrade, but that some have multiple 5.5g, 6g, or 7g units (and maybe one of each of the other two). With microSD players nowadays - plus the prevalence of people using high performance digital ILC cams now (ergo many would have a bag, maybe even some kind of container to hold just SD cards) - it's kind of like going back to the MiniDisc, but better.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 4/4/14 at 10:05am
post #23 of 40

They make 1 terabyte msata ssds now, which I would assume would work in a Ipod 5.5 since mods have been done with 240gb msata ssds.  It won't be cheap, but if you are trying to take everything with you in your pocket, that is an option.

post #24 of 40
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They make 1 terabyte msata ssds now, which I would assume would work in a Ipod 5.5 since mods have been done with 240gb msata ssds.  It won't be cheap, but if you are trying to take everything with you in your pocket, that is an option.

 

The question is whether the iPod can recognize all that space. I remember some older versions taking large capacity drives but even with proper formatting the iPod doesn't recognize the whole thing.  Not sure if this is just with iTunes or maybe it isn't the case with Rockbox. Still, when it comes to iPods, I think it might be better to use multiple iPods instead of monster drive in one iPod. When I filled up my 80gb 5g completely browsing was noticeably slower on average, and at times, really laggy.

post #25 of 40
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The question is whether the iPod can recognize all that space. I remember some older versions taking large capacity drives but even with proper formatting the iPod doesn't recognize the whole thing.  Not sure if this is just with iTunes or maybe it isn't the case with Rockbox. Still, when it comes to iPods, I think it might be better to use multiple iPods instead of monster drive in one iPod. When I filled up my 80gb 5g completely browsing was noticeably slower on average, and at times, really laggy.

Cheap is relative, 1TB worth of music would cost oh say 40 to 100 thousand dollars if every track was legally purchased.

 

32GB micro sd should do fine for just about anyone to store all the music they have and hey they are cheap, drop in any android phone with sd slot and your ready to go.


Edited by bootdsc - 4/4/14 at 3:57pm
post #26 of 40

Huge hard drive at home, and the 32GB sd cards for on the go, as previously metioned. I'm struggling too with FLAC albums that take up several gigabytes per album. Look at slickdeals for deals, they usually have an external hard drive on there for every couple of days.

post #27 of 40

Or stop using flac, i bet some part of your mobile audio chain breaks the benefit of using flac.

post #28 of 40

Up to 256 Gb of internal SSD + 128 Gb of MicroSD = 384 Gb.  Load JRiver or Footbar and... USB out to any external DAC.

 

post #29 of 40

Or... convert your FLACs to VBR V0 mp3s and be done with it. You won't hear a difference with your gear anyhow.

post #30 of 40

First: stop wasting money and space on 'hi res' audio.

Second: do some blind tests to see if you can actually tell the difference between flac and mp3 (either 320 or vbr0), chances are you can't.

 

Congrats, you can now store 3 times as much music.

 

If you have internet access (e.g. you want to listen to music at work on a computer), Google Play music will allow you to store 20,000 tracks online for free and stream them. I think it supports up to 320kbps (it will convert flac automatically for you before uploading).

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