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foothead
May 19, 2009, 12:39 PM
Hello. I have an iPod 40 GB color, and I recently bought a 3G nano. I really like the video on the nano, but it only has 8 GB. I also recently backed up my entire DVD collection onto my computer (at least 150 movies) and now I am wondering what is the biggest hard drive I can put in a video ipod or ipod classic. I have been looking at the refurb 160 GB on apple.com, but am thinking that it might be worth it to wait for a 30 GB refurb and put my own HD in it, because I would get way more than 160 GB, and iPodLinux would then be an option. What do you think? Is it worth it?



spinnerlys
May 19, 2009, 12:45 PM
As it seems, 250GB is the current maximum for 1.8" HDDs.
http://www.slashgear.com/toshiba-250gb-18-inch-sata-hard-drive-is-worlds-largest-2517348/

Maybe there are newer and bigger models out now since last September.

foothead
May 19, 2009, 12:53 PM
As it seems, 250GB is the current maximum for 1.8" HDDs.
http://www.slashgear.com/toshiba-250gb-18-inch-sata-hard-drive-is-worlds-largest-2517348/

Maybe there are newer and bigger models out now since last September.

Hmmm...
I'll consider that. What does it cost, though?
Also, do the 5G ipods use SATA?
My 40 GB has an IDE Hard drive.

hatehereyes
May 19, 2009, 03:28 PM
The 240gb hard drive upgrade costs almost $300.

I was looking into it also but I just can't afford it right now.

bozz2006
May 19, 2009, 09:39 PM
I believe all hard drive ipods are 4200 rpm IDE drives, with all of them since the 5G having a ZIF connection.

edit: but that 250GB HDD is SATA and 5400 rpm, so I may very well be wrong.

edit #2: the drive used for rapidrepair's 240GB upgrade is a 4200 rpm ZIF (http://www.span.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=22669), so maybe I'm right.

alphaod
May 19, 2009, 10:01 PM
You need a 5/5.5 Gen iPod classic in 80GB and then you can upgrade it to 240GB.