240gb Ipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by paulct, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    who will be the first to swap the current hd with the new toshiba 240?
     
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    r.j.s

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    Wonder what that thing costs ...
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Tell me how and how much, and I'd do it. 160 can't hold me, I was hopin for a bigger one this 9/9 :(
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Seems doable as long as you have the 160GB's back plate.
     
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    iParis

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    Not a bad idea.
    That might not work though, doesn't the original hard drive hold all the firmware information.
    If you switched the drive you would lose of all that.
    Even if it does work I'm scared I'll mess it up some how.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    240 GB or bust

    My 160 GB ipod has been full for months. I have been waiting anxiously for this new release.
    A 120 GB ipod. Useless to me.
    What a disappointment !
    The Toshiba website makes it clear a superior 240 GB hard drive is available.
    Faster and more energy efficient than the 160.
    Steve, why are you letting us down?
    More is always better.
    More songs, better quality songs,more movies, etc.
    If Zune comes out with a 240 GB, I will have to convert
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    240gb ipod

    I would buy a 240 gb ipod today if it was available.
    My 160 is full. I have been unchecking songs for months.
     
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    MacBass

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    Not if you have a Mac. Zunes don't sync with Macs.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    If a 240 Zune came out I'd buy it for sure.
     
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    Lord Zedd

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    I was waiting for a 200+GB iPod to be released yesterday as well and I would have bought one that day.

    I anxiously await the news of compatibility for the new 240GB drive into an "old" 160gb iPod!
     
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    SactoGuy18

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    I think the reason why Apple didn't launch the "6.5G" classic with the 240 GB HD was that Apple couldn't get assurances for a steady supply of the drive, unlike the single platter 120 GB drive, which is now widely available. Don't be surprised that we may see Apple roll out the 240 GB iPod classic at Macworld Expo SF in January 2009, when supplies of the 240 GB HD are more reliable. :)
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    it occurs to me you should be able to clone the old drive, to the new one using superduper, no?
    that should get around any problems with the firmware etc


    only thing that may be a problem is how involved will swapping it be....
    i.e. am i just going to screw up my 160 classic, then not be able to replace it :confused:
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just called small dog today (VT's only apple outlet) and they have over 100 160's and they lowered the price to 275 for brand new!
     
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    roland.g

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    Get 2 120s and some double sided tape. Back to back iPods.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    240gb ipod good, terabyte better

    You people who do not believe a larger hard drive is an advantage; think again.
    Not only can you put everything your heart desires on your pod, but you can dramatically increase the quality of your recording.
    Using the AIFF encoding or wave will provide far better sound for the listener.
    Unfortunately the space required to store these files is immense. 10X more.
    Even increasing the setting on AAC to 256 kbps will double the size of the file.
    To hold what I currently have on my 160 gb ipod in the file type I prefer would take a 1.5 terabyte ipod.
    You can't be too rich, too good looking, or have too much hard drive!
    Send the word around.
    AN IPOD CANNOT BE TOO BIG!
    WE NEED A 240 gb ipod.
     
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    donga

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    what are you guys doing with your ipods that you need your entire libraries with you? can't you just have the library on your laptop/desktop and then carry a portion of it with you?
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats what the iphone is for

    If im paying any money for an mp3 player, i want it to be able to play all my songs
     
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    reberto

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    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here, but I use my iPod as a backup device and a file transfer tool. And whenever my friends want to have a movie night, I put my movies on the iPod and transfer them over to my PS3.
     
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    donga

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    that's makes a lot of sense. a very good reason to have a 2400gb ipod
     
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    Kilamite

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    I have a 30GB iPod, and my music library is growing over 60GB's these days, and I have well over 100GB's worth of TV Shows and 200GB's worth of Movies.

    While I'm not aiming to carry all my TV Shows and Movies around with me, I absolutely hate having to filter though what I probably won't want. It is just easier to have it all.

    Come 2010, I'm sure this won't be an issue anymore.
     
  21. macrumors 601

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    It'll probably come as a silent addition ($349) to the 120 GB iPod classic, just like how the iPod touch got a 32 GB option earlier this year.

    I don't need a large iPod since 64~128 kbps is enough for me.
     
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    Kilamite

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    You are happy with listening to a 64 kbps audio track?! :eek:

    I can only imagine the dissatisfaction when you are at a party with your iPod, and you want to play a song off it through the big speakers.
     
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    fabian9

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    I don't know about the classic, but I remember disassembling my ipod mini quite a few times and I then upgraded my 4GB CF drive with an 8GB one and it wasn't a problem. The firmware was transferred onto the new CF card by restoring the ipod in itunes. I wouldn't be surprised if it's also possible with the classic...

    Fabian
     
  24. macrumors 601

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    Depends on the audio file. Some of them I'm fine with 64 kbps, others I need at least 96 kbps.

    We have an electronic dictionary that plays MP3s, but its capacity is 50 MB or so. One day I wanted to put MP3s in there. So I had to convert audio files to 8/16/24 (or so) kbps for them to fit with good free space remaining. :p

    Let's just say most didn't sound very good, even out of the small mono speaker.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    The magic

    For me, the magic of an ipod is to carry every possible song you could ever want to hear in your pocket.
    Music is about how you feel. There is a song for every feeling and situation.
    Be satisfied with a nano if you want to keep going back to your library.
    Convenience is King. 240 gb or bigger.
    It is all about cutting out steps and making your life easier.
     

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