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Rockbox for iPOD Video 5th 5.5th mSATA SSD MOD

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by beyondwind, Feb 27, 2014.
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  1. Sea Monkey
    I had a 1TB EVO working in a 5.5 gen.  Swapped in my old 256GB to give it to my girlfriend. Picked up a 5th gen and cannot seem to get it to run stable even with a 850mAh battery.
     
    *edit* Okay, this thing has gone bonkers.  Neither of my 30GB hard drives will restore now, and this is what the specs are reading in diagnostics.
     
    DSC07786.jpg
     
  2. cmarti
    I gave up using that card, too many headaches. 
     
  3. Lcasei84
    Hello, could someone upload the patched rockbox, please? The link is broken.
    Thanks
     
  4. Sea Monkey
     
    http://induceonline.com/rockbox%20patch%20for%20mSATA%20%28iPod%20video%29.rar
     
     

     
  5. Lcasei84
    Thank you very much, sea monkey...it rules!!!
     
  6. originalsnuffy
    I wonder if a Rockbox guru can set me straight on something.  It looks like the Wolfson DAC in most ipods can handle 24 bit and 96 khz. 
     
    There is some question what the limits are for standard IOS on the Wolfson equipped units, or for that matter what the limits are for current machines.
     
    Similarly, my assumption is that Rockbox is working directly with the DAC.
     
    So the questions relate to what are the actual limits under IOS for the wolfson units and current units like the iphone 6 or 6 plus.
     
    And what are the native, non resampled or dithered limits for units like the ipod video 5.5g or ipod mini 2g using Rockbox?
     
    Thanks!
     
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  7. Sleinzel
    Has anyone tried using a Samsung 850 Evo 1TB? Apparently it uses less power and the 500GB version is compatible with Tarkan's adapter. I'm not sure whether I should go for the 850 or 840 because the price difference is just short of $50.
     
  8. webstaa
     
    If the power draw is lower, it should work fine.  If you try it, report back with the results please!
     
  9. ModemJunki
    I got an old 5.5 gen iPod Video working with the iFlash-SATA adapter and MyDigitalSSD BP4e – 512Gb. I installed the guts of the iPod into a new 80g case (and faceplate, and clickwheel…) with a 1900mAh battery.
     
    It was a tight squeeze with the thermal pad included with Tarkans iFlash unit, if the pad was 33% less thick maybe it would have been a better fit.
     
    Itunes formatted the drive without any problems.
     
    Running RockBox as modified in this thread by beyondwind for use with mSata (but with the superior iFlash-SATA), I am happily playing tunes at my desk today.
    Last night I got an old 5.5 gen iPod Video working with the iFlash-SATA adapter and MyDigitalSSD BP4e – 512Gb. I installed the guts of the iPod into a new 80g case (and faceplate, and clickwheel…) with a 1900mAh battery.
     
    It was a tight squeeze with the thermal pad included with Tarkans kit, if the pad was 33% less thick maybe it would have been a better fit.
     
    Itunes formatted the drive without any problems. I am happily playing tunes at my desk today.
     
    I will try large file copies tonight, I only copied a few folders over since it was really late....
     
  10. TodaysTomSawyer
    Does anyone know how I can set up my ipod video 60gig with Rockbox? I am using a MacBook Pro but nothing works. I just read that you have to initialize the ipod on a windows machine? Will I be able to load FLAC files from my Mac to it after that? I am confused and not good with this stuff. Would be very appreciative of someone who can offer some help!
     
  11. originalsnuffy
    Do not know much about macs. On Windows you format the ipod in iTunes then install rockbox second. Easy peasy.

    You want iOS. Best to transfer files to the music folder under iOS. Then boot to rockbox. The rockbox usb subsystem is buggy
     
  12. rodillo
    Thank you SO much for this guide!
    I have yet to try it but it seems like you were having the same problems that I'm facing now (let the battery drain, received nothing but sad faces).
     
    I have a couple of questions:
    - the usb + firewire cable is to prevent the battery drainage while resetting the ipod, right?
    - if I screwed up the SSD already, that whole Linux part is just to format it to FAT32, right? can that be done in windows or the Linux live disc is absolutely necessary?
     
    again, thank you so much for the guide and also to everyone else on this thread :)
     
    EDIT: already figured out the answers. I did everything listed in this walkthrough and I still get the sad face, and the iPod is not recognized by my PC (therefore, can't do the iTunes restore process). I tried formatting the SSD using USB, deleting de MBR through windows, and also through Linux with the command that Sea Moneky wrote, and nothing. Any ideas? I have a 5.5gen 30gb iPod and a 256GB SSD. 
     
    EDIT2: I GOT IT! I feel so stupid...I was connecting the SSD the wrong way all this time (upside down). In case anybody is having this problem, the SSD must be connected with the screws facing the back of the iPod (not the screen), like this:
    http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/e4/500x1000px-LL-e495d3e2_photo.jpeg
    Sorry for the desperate private messages I sent to some of you. And thanks again for the guidance!
     
  13. bbrick
    high all!
    fresh bild of patched firmware
    https://drive(dot)google(dot)com/file/d/0B73myI7McOoYU3BmR3IzbDFQS2M/view?usp=sharing
    usb driver fully functional!
     
  14. wportre
    Brilliant: thanks for keeping this flame burning. Much appreciated as I am still struggling for stability. What's the basic trick to overcome the ATA errors the standard build gives on mSATA drives; build it onto one?
     
  15. bbrick
    by increasing waiting tim of ssd ready
     
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