iPod 5G 240GB HDD Upgrade

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    MacNoobie

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    That's amazing, but its not really worth it yet for $294
     
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    brn2ski00

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    was that an SSD disk?
     
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    wow, that's a lot of data for a lot of $$
     
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    I believe you can buy yourself a 250GB Tohisba drive and install it into an iPod classic, which I plan on doing.

    Probably the fact that they can do it.
    Maybe one other reason is because it's a small hard drive, in thickness, they have another 240GB hard drive like it but it's thicker.
     
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    I'd love to have a 240GB iPod...

    Me needs for my classic now!
     
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    Does that drive fit in the slim classic, or just the thicker one?

    S
     
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    it costs so much because it's new and it's the biggest capacity drive in that form factor. the cost doesn't include them installing it.
     
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    You cannot install it on a classic. Firmware doesn't see the 2 platters. So far it only works in 5G ipods.
     
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    The firmware for the body of the 160GB iPod classic does see two platters.
     
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    Not sure about that, but I know the 160GB 6G iPod classic's Logic Board can read two platters, especially since the 160GB did have two platters in it.
     
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    You are correct, obviously. Sorry, I think I should have specified richardhunt's comments as the puzzling one, alone.
    I seriously doubt the unverified claim that a 120GB Classic's board will not read a two-platter HDD.
     
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    Doesn't matter, I don't think a two platter hard drive can fit inside the body of the 120GB iPod classic.
     

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