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dime21
Dec 9, 2010, 10:31 AM
Has anyone here fitted an SSD to their iPod classic? I see 1.8" SSD's available all the way to 256 GB in size. They all have a SATA interface though. I know the older iPod's used PATA drives, I don't know about the newer ones. Anyone know?

I have a huge music collection. Many hundreds of CD's. I keep them all stored in iTunes in Apple Lossless format. I have the 160 GB iPod, but it isn't big enough. It would be awesome if I could stick a 256 GB SSD in there, that would be big enough, plus it would make the device more shock resistant and durable.



dime21
Dec 10, 2010, 08:43 AM
So nobody knows whether or not the 160 GB iPod Classic uses a PATA or a SATA drive? :confused:

ZachsMacDaddy
Dec 10, 2010, 08:59 AM
According to

http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/10/toshibas-1-8-inch-160gb-pata-disk-is-ready-for-kirfers/

it's a PATA drive inside.

dime21
Dec 10, 2010, 09:18 AM
it's a PATA drive inside.

Good info, thanks!

Looks like a no-go then. Every 1.8" SSD I can find is SATA. :(

Prediction: iPod Classic stays unrefreshed for another year or so, until it is replaced by iPod Classic SSD model, in 128 GB and 256 GB capacities. :)

justaregularjoe
Dec 10, 2010, 12:12 PM
Good info, thanks!

Looks like a no-go then. Every 1.8" SSD I can find is SATA. :(

Prediction: iPod Classic stays unrefreshed for another year or so, until it is replaced by iPod Classic SSD model, in 128 GB and 256 GB capacities. :)

Hint. MBAs use(d) a 1.8" PATA SSD. :D
http://www.activemp.com/SSD/18-IDE-PATA-ZIF-SSD-upgrade.htm

Price is a bit inibitive; 128GB = $369.99 Would cost less to get a whole new iPod lol.

dime21
Dec 10, 2010, 12:15 PM
Hint. MBAs use(d) a 1.8" PATA SSD. :D
http://www.activemp.com/SSD/18-IDE-PATA-ZIF-SSD-upgrade.htm

Price is a bit inibitive; 128GB = $369.99 Would cost less to get a whole new iPod lol.

Nice find! It's true, SSD is not for cheapskates and price-shoppers.

joeconvert
Dec 10, 2010, 01:25 PM
Check out RunCore. I think you will find what you are looking for.....

blackburn
Dec 11, 2010, 06:05 AM
I've think that the latest ipod classic uses ce-ata interface. And the motherboard is also compatible with pata if you get an cable from an ipod 5.5G.

iEvolution
Dec 12, 2010, 10:49 PM
It'd be more cost effective to just upgrade the hard drive to 240GB [I think there was a 320GB at one time] if you have a old 2007 160gb classic, 5G 60GB, or 5.5G 80GB.

Though there is a guy on this board I believe that did swap out the hard drive for a SSD and he loved it.

I took my 5.5 gen 80GB with a broken hard drive and swapped it out with a 240GB drive, but due to limitations in the firmware [no artists listed in song lists, no quick shortcuts like the latest 120GB - 2008/160GB - 2009/2010 classic models] I chose to use it for my iTunes videos so I can watch them on my TV and still use my 2008 120GB classic for my main music player.