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iPod 3rd Gen, Hard Drive Replacement vs New iPod

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

  1. macrumors 603


    Okay, so I have an old iPod 3rd gen with a 40 gig hard drive that is only used for one purpose:

    It sits in the glove box of my car connected to the car stereo.

    Therefore, I didn't care that the battery was virtually useless because it ran off the car power the whole time.

    Anyway, now the hard drive has died and so I am without music in the car (other than the radio). So, the question is, should I replace the hard drive or just buy a new iPod? It seems a little silly to by a new iPod classic if it's only going to be used in the car (I have a Ipod Touch and an iPod shuffle) that I use when I'm out and about).

    What do people think?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Why not get a new 4th gen Nano? The 8GB is only $149 now.
    Probably like $20 more than a new hard drive for your old one.
  3. macrumors 603


    I want to have my entire library in the car, which is about 35 gigs
  4. macrumors 6502a


    You could probably get a last-generation 80GB Classic for quite cheap now.
    The only difference between the old and new ones are capacity, thinness, and support for the new Apple headphones with buttons.
  5. mzd
    macrumors 6502a

    hmm, my iPod 3rd gen also just died yesterday as well. it had been running great until now. :(
    i did a little research and 20GB drives are ~$60. not sure on the 40GB though. it will be cheaper to replace the HD, but, getting a new iPod, particularly the 80 refurb ($169) is rather cheap.

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