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Old Jul 29, 2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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128GB SSD iPod Classic

Well, it works. I finally found an original MacBook Air SSD and put it in my iPod Classic and it works great! So much smoother and faster. I'm looking into getting other brands as well to see if they will work.

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Old Jul 29, 2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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wow this is pretty awsome! how much did you pay for the SSD!?
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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I don't even wanna say how much the SSD was....but the ones that I've been fidning that aren't Apple OEM are $300...

SSD - Solid State Drive - This helps so that you can drop it not have the risk of the HDD going bad since SSDs don't have any moving parts, it's all flash memory.
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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Cool mod but where's the hardware pics of the iPod.

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Old Jul 29, 2010, 10:32 PM   #6
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Nicely done, I swapped my white dead 5th gen out with a 240GB HD and new Battery and I love it. Only iPod I have with enough capacity to hold a decent amount of videos that I order from iTunes Store.

I bet the performance is pretty awesome, the 240GB is meh as far as performance goes but it works for what I use it for...that is for video output to my TV.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 06:41 PM   #7
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This is incredible.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 11:36 PM   #8
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Wow nice modding dude!!
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 04:10 PM   #9
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Super Talent FZM28GF18H will work

My drive specs:
Specification
Mfr Part Number: FZM28GF18H
Capacity: 128 GB
Form Factor: 1.8 inch
Interface: 40-pin PATA ZIF
NAND Flash: MLC


Plays 39,5 hours music with full audio volume... the battery is a brand new.
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 04:27 PM   #10
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And now with new front and new back.....

Like new.... with SSD
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 06:00 PM   #11
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GOBMarlow:
Super Talent FZM28GF18H will work

My drive specs:
Specification
Mfr Part Number: FZM28GF18H
Capacity: 128 GB
Form Factor: 1.8 inch
Interface: 40-pin PATA ZIF
NAND Flash: MLC


Plays 39,5 hours music with full audio volume... the battery is a brand new.
Nice I wish I could do that without destroying my iPod
Battery life should greatly improve if you switch songs frequently (I do and it kills the battery much faster)
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:40 AM   #12
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Gorgeous!

Streem, that came out really nice.

I'm waiting for the SSD to come in so I can complete this ipod built from parts.



Tried it the other night with this to test it, and it worked great





Can't wait for the real deal.

The RunCore speeds looked faster, but I decided I probably wouldn't notice the difference and went with the one you showed worked.
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Old May 5, 2011, 01:06 AM   #13
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The drive is in and has been for days

works like a charm... Still trying to find a good case... Want to get one made out of the smooth, clear, flexible, hard rubber...
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Old May 21, 2011, 03:23 PM   #14
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This is as cheap as i've seen this drive, and if you enter THREEPOINTER in the coupon code it's less than $200
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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I've been wanting to update my old iPod Photo, but I doubt an SSD it would work in that. Any guesses?
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 08:50 AM   #16
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I think but not sure

Hi Im not trying to be cleaver but can't you just say thats its SSD when its not and just rename the iPod by writing Ipod Video 128 SSD.
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 09:16 AM   #17
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Hi Im not trying to be cleaver but can't you just say thats its SSD when its not and just rename the iPod by writing Ipod Video 128 SSD.
Did you even look at the posted screenshots?
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 10:26 AM   #18
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Did you even look at the posted screenshots?
Yeah hence i said You can just rename things to what you what them to be called.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 10:40 AM   #19
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Yeah hence i said You can just rename things to what you what them to be called.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It says 126GB available in Disk Utility. That means it cannot be a 120GB drive. The next step up for an HDD is 160GB. Hence it must be a 128GB drive, which would mean it is an SSD.

It's only logic. I'm not sure what the point of extra exclamation marks are.
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 11:17 AM   #20
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It says 126GB available in Disk Utility. That means it cannot be a 120GB drive. The next step up for an HDD is 160GB. Hence it must be a 128GB drive, which would mean it is an SSD.

It's only logic. I'm not sure what the point of extra exclamation marks are.
still man I think it just didn't look right to me. I'm no expert but just my opinion and by the way photoshop is now quite accessible to most people to play around with and edit. I used to work for apple as a sales representative and at break time we all go to lunch in groups some stay in store until the other come back but any way we all thank together about our different experiences and Never have we heard about this kind of case some on replacing HDD with SSD even on mac rumours there has never been such thread. and the exclamation marks is something i love doing
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:34 AM   #21
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Well I tried the kingspec 128gb KSD-ZF18.6-XXXMS or KSD-ZF18.6-128MS that I got on Ebay for $133 in a 60gb 5th gen not 5.5 and it did not work. I could get it to restore and show 117gb in iTunes but when I tried to copy music to the IPod I was getting could not read or write errors so I purchased a 120gb 6th gen IPod from eBay with a bad hard drive and I worked perfectly. Know I ordered a CF to Zif adapter, going to try that on the 5th gen to see if that will work. I have been trying a Transcend CF 64gb and 32gb on a 4gb 2nd gen IPod mini and that is not working so I ordered a 1st gen mini and waiting for that also. I have read that the Dolgix 64gb Compact Flash is working with the IPod’s and it is $59 at Amazon. So if I can get either IPod to work with a cf I will be returning the Transcend because they are twice the price of Dolgix 64gb cf. I will post any updates when I receive the shipments. Thanks for the great info.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:55 PM   #22
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Can you tell me your SSD's serial numbers? and which company manufacture?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:32 AM   #23
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Bringing this back to the top. My 160gb fat classic is not working properly and I need a new project. For thos eof you who have attempted this ssd swap, how did you get the software to work properly on the new drive? Carbon Copy Clone? Or did you just plug it into itunes and restore the software. Sorry if I missed this earlier in the thread. I was looking at the OWC PATA 2008 MacBook air replacement drives, or any other ZIF PATA options out there. I figure if the iPod from 2007 doesn't work, what's the harm in ripping it apart?
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Bringing this back to the top. My 160gb fat classic is not working properly and I need a new project. For thos eof you who have attempted this ssd swap, how did you get the software to work properly on the new drive? Carbon Copy Clone? Or did you just plug it into itunes and restore the software. Sorry if I missed this earlier in the thread. I was looking at the OWC PATA 2008 MacBook air replacement drives, or any other ZIF PATA options out there. I figure if the iPod from 2007 doesn't work, what's the harm in ripping it apart?
I second this - looking at a kingspec on eBay. Seems like a good price and seller has 99% feedback....

Anyone put in a kingspec 1.8" zif pata?
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I second this - looking at a kingspec on eBay. Seems like a good price and seller has 99% feedback....

Anyone put in a kingspec 1.8" zif pata?
The kingspecs are too low voltage. They won't work. Check my link I posted--there is a lot more info about what works and what doesn't.
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