ipod Classic and SSD retrofit

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dime21, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Has anyone here fitted an SSD to their iPod classic? I see 1.8" SSD's available all the way to 256 GB in size. They all have a SATA interface though. I know the older iPod's used PATA drives, I don't know about the newer ones. Anyone know?

    I have a huge music collection. Many hundreds of CD's. I keep them all stored in iTunes in Apple Lossless format. I have the 160 GB iPod, but it isn't big enough. It would be awesome if I could stick a 256 GB SSD in there, that would be big enough, plus it would make the device more shock resistant and durable.
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    So nobody knows whether or not the 160 GB iPod Classic uses a PATA or a SATA drive? :confused:
  3. macrumors 6502


    Dec 24, 2007
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Good info, thanks!

    Looks like a no-go then. Every 1.8" SSD I can find is SATA. :(

    Prediction: iPod Classic stays unrefreshed for another year or so, until it is replaced by iPod Classic SSD model, in 128 GB and 256 GB capacities. :)
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    Hint. MBAs use(d) a 1.8" PATA SSD. :D

    Price is a bit inibitive; 128GB = $369.99 Would cost less to get a whole new iPod lol.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
  7. macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2003
    Check out RunCore. I think you will find what you are looking for.....
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    I've think that the latest ipod classic uses ce-ata interface. And the motherboard is also compatible with pata if you get an cable from an ipod 5.5G.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    It'd be more cost effective to just upgrade the hard drive to 240GB [I think there was a 320GB at one time] if you have a old 2007 160gb classic, 5G 60GB, or 5.5G 80GB.

    Though there is a guy on this board I believe that did swap out the hard drive for a SSD and he loved it.

    I took my 5.5 gen 80GB with a broken hard drive and swapped it out with a 240GB drive, but due to limitations in the firmware [no artists listed in song lists, no quick shortcuts like the latest 120GB - 2008/160GB - 2009/2010 classic models] I chose to use it for my iTunes videos so I can watch them on my TV and still use my 2008 120GB classic for my main music player.

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