40GB HD in 20GB 4th Gen iPOd

Discussion in 'iPod' started by HardHatMac9, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. HardHatMac9 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I am wondering if it would be possible to replace the 20GB 4th Generation iPod HD with a 40GB one. I am guessing this might be somewhat difficult since the 40gb HD is slightly larger?

    Any experience?

    Also, does anyone have a good (cheap) resource for iPod Hard Drives?

    Thanks!
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    even IF you could do such a thing would'nt it just be cheaper to buy a new iPod?
     
  3. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    probably. i don't think its even possible to do a HDD replacement on an iPod...
     
  4. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    www.techrestore.com does it. I think its 179.99 with a 24 hour turn around.

    They do battery upgrades, etc.

    Never used them, but I spoke with them about repairing a dead 20 gig drive in my 4th gen iPod. I decided to get a refurb color 20 gig instead for 219.00

     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    not bad that - i love it that you can up the 1st gen ipod from 5 to 20 gb

    looks like there is hope after all:cool:
     
  6. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you'd be able to put a 40GB drive into 20GB iPod case because of the size of the drive. The 40GB for the 4G was dual platter so unless you changed the case I don't think you'd be able to. However I think single plater 40GB drives are in the market now so maybe you could do that.
     
  7. liketom macrumors 601

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    for $179.99 they say you can

    http://techrestore.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16286&cat=276&page=1
     

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