Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Rockbox for iPOD Video 5th 5.5th mSATA SSD MOD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Rockbox for iPOD Video 5th 5.5th mSATA SSD MOD - Page 7

post #91 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

So you think the 1tb card has the same thickness as the 500gb one? I can still cancel the order and get the 1tb one.

cmarti,

Samsung EVO 1TB has the same dimension as EVO 500GB, per Samsung's web page.

 "Expand to show all specifications" and you will see:

500GB: PRODUCT Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.00” x 1.18” x 0.15”
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-MTE500BW

1TB: PRODUCT Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.00” x 1.18” x 0.15
http://www.samsung.com/us/business/computing/memory-storage/MZ-MTE1T0BW

You can also ask the seller to measure dimensions of the SSDs (or look at their actual product package), if you want.
post #92 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post

When I loaded the second one, I formated it on ny Windows7 machine, which allowed me to load the music onto the chip outside the ipod. I built the whole thing loaded with 600g in less than an hour.

dr408517
Would you please kindly elaborate how you loaded 600GB in less than an hour outside of iPod? 

How many partitions did you format the SSD with and what format is each partition? My iPod hard drive currently has two partitions: 223.45 GB as FAT32 and 125 MB as "Unallocated". See note *

Also What formatting software did you use?
I assume any mSATA to USB3 adapter will work?

* Note: My Toshiba MK2431GAH 240 GB hard drive was formatted in iPod. I then converted iPod to Rockbox and loaded music to hard drive while it was in RB'ed iPod. 
post #93 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

dr408517
Would you please kindly elaborate how you loaded 600GB in less than an hour outside of iPod? 

How many partitions did you format the SSD with and what format is each partition? My iPod hard drive currently has two partitions: 223.45 GB as FAT32 and 125 MB as "Unallocated". See note *

Also What formatting software did you use?
I assume any mSATA to USB3 adapter will work?

* Note: My Toshiba MK2431GAH 240 GB hard drive was formatted in iPod. I then converted iPod to Rockbox and loaded music to hard drive while it was in RB'ed iPod. 

Sure. I installed the chip straight from the box into the newly assembled ipod. I restored it in iTunes, closed Itunes and loaded RB onto the ipod. I made a folder called "music" and ejected the ipod. I took the chip out of the ipod, loaded it into my msata adapter, connected it to the computer, started it up, opened the drive where the chip resided, opened the "music" folder and loaded my files onto it. I reinstalled the chip into the ipod, booted it up and - horray - fully loaded ipod.

I did not format this chip - i let itunes restore it. Earlier loads were done 30-50g at a time while the chip was in the ipod. Very tedious.
post #94 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post



I did not format this chip - i let itunes restore it. Earlier loads were done 30-50g at a time while the chip was in the ipod. Very tedious.

And you did this to avoid the iPod from overheating, right?
post #95 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

And you did this to avoid the iPod from overheating, right?

Yes and no. Mostly i did it to see if it could be done. biggrin.gif
post #96 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post


Yes and no. Mostly i did it to see if it could be done. biggrin.gif

I tried to do that with SD cards but the computer tried to format the card every time I moved the card from the iPod to the PC, I will do like you did once I get my Samsung chip and mSATA enclosure on Thursday... Oh that will save me so much time! Thanks for the tip!

post #97 of 104

dr408517, I've got a classic 7G, 160.

Other than the backplane, 650mah batt. and 500G SSD card, do I need anything else?

 

Thanks,

post #98 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by bana View Post
 

dr408517, I've got a classic 7G, 160.

Other than the backplane, 650mah batt. and 500G SSD card, do I need anything else?

 

Thanks,

There's no mSATA SSD solution for the iPod Classic yet. We're still working on it right now.

 

 

post #99 of 104
I wish Tarken himself would join up here. I think we could all learn a lot from that guy!
post #100 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

I wish Tarken himself would join up here. I think we could all learn a lot from that guy!

I told him but he says he is too busy... BTW, he sent me another iFlash-SATA adapter today which hopefully will work better with the Samsung cards, it will be here tomorrow.

post #101 of 104
Hi there

Thank you for your patch it's was greatly appreciated. I applied your patch of rock box to my iPod 30gb 5.5.
I installed zif to msata, m500 120gb msata card. It work great however I have found charging issues. The device discharges highly on disk read and file transfer and will not charge via usb from laptop or wall.

Will FireWire charger work better for this patch as at moment I have gone back to a different RB 3.13 and my 30gb drive till I find a fix.

Also looking on your site I see there's a dual battery mod. Would you care to expand on this and explain how I could replicate this set up if it will solve my problems.

Thank

Dan
post #102 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8bit Dan View Post

Hi there

Thank you for your patch it's was greatly appreciated. I applied your patch of rock box to my iPod 30gb 5.5.
I installed zif to msata, m500 120gb msata card. It work great however I have found charging issues. The device discharges highly on disk read and file transfer and will not charge via usb from laptop or wall.

Will FireWire charger work better for this patch as at moment I have gone back to a different RB 3.13 and my 30gb drive till I find a fix.

Also looking on your site I see there's a dual battery mod. Would you care to expand on this and explain how I could replicate this set up if it will solve my problems.

Thank

Dan


You probably need a new battery. What mSata are you using?
post #103 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post

You probably need a new battery. What mSata are you using?

Crucial M500 120GB

I'm using the same battery on 3.13 it's something in that build it's been documented in others about high discharge whilst charging that's why I wondered wether I'd be better off with FireWire
post #104 of 104
I seriously doubt it. My own experiments always came back to battery quality being the key difference. Even new batteries from inferior sources dischage rapidly during the file loading.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Rockbox for iPOD Video 5th 5.5th mSATA SSD MOD