Here's the deal, I have an ipod classic 160gb, well... the hdd is not working well and sooner or later it will see the end after almost 5 years. A new hdd cost around 70$ and don't feel like spending money these days, I have an old 2.5" 320gb and I was wondering if anybody ever thought or heard of using a 2.5" sata hdd (apparently there are some ribbons adapters available on ebay) and making a DIY enclosure. What do you guys think?
Ipod Classic abomination project (with 2.5" hdd sata)
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For a long time Apple was somewhat restrictive about what HDD's could be used in the iPod. Some models just would not work! Depending on your luck the drive from one iPod may not even work in another.
If you do get it working you may still have problems with power consumption.
That being said, it sounds like fun. I would not bother putting it in a case, but to each his own.
Some MUCH older players had native 2.5" HDD support, and could support freakishly large discs. Not sure if SATA or IDE (its been a while) but the older Creative Nomads and some other larger form MP3 players...