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Looking for an iPod hard drive

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by prostuff1, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816


    My 4th Gen color screen iPod has died on me. I had the tech at the apple store confirm what I already knew was a problem with the hard drive.

    If you have a hard drive for one of these iPods please let me know.

  2. macrumors 6502


    I have a 20 GB drive that I bought for a friend's 4G B&W iPod. I installed it, but the mobo for the iPod was bad.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    i have a 30GB HD pulled from an 5G iPod video. Last i tested it, it was in good working condition. make an offer, i really don't want to put it on eBay, I was just about to post it on here and saw your post.

    It is a Toshiba MK3008GAL.

    email/pm me if you are interested. thanks.

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  4. macrumors member

    a hard drive from a video iPod won't work in a 4G iPod.
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  6. macrumors 65816

    If you really want to do something cool, and expand the life of your battery and ipod even more. How about going out and purchasing a 16gb cf card, which can be had for 80usd at newegg(around the same price for a 30gb hd), and you now you have something that will save battery and be more durable. If you want more space last newegg also has 32gb cf card for 180-190usd you can use that for your ipod also.
  7. macrumors 68020


    would that work?
  8. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    it will, but you'll have to make your own adapter for it. it'll fit in the Mini, though.
  9. macrumors 68020


    could you fit and connect two? 64gb of flash storage would be good stuff
  10. macrumors 65816

    Really I didn't know the regular ipod needed an adapted I have seen a few people do it to their 3g and 4g and I don't remember a mention of an adapter.

    Well I am not sure if you can do two 64gb but you could do 1 x 64gb SSD HD but that is fairly expensive at the moment. As I said you can do one 32gb CF card for about 190 usd and there you go. And if you are really daring you could also do this once you add a CF card. http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-INTERNAL-Bluetooth-Capability-To-Your-iPod/ This site also says you can get a HD to CD adapter for 15 bucks of ebay.
  11. macrumors 65816


    How much are you looking to get for it?

    I kinda guessed that but just out of curiosity why?
  12. macrumors 65816

    If I am not mistaken it has something to do with the connectors.
  13. macrumors member

    That is the ********* idea I have read in a long time. If it was a good idea Apple would have done it in the first place.
  14. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    you're right. The older iPods used a pin connection, while the new ones use a ribbon cable. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the iPod Photo had ribbon connections as well.
  15. macrumors member

    This is turning into a discussion, but up to the video iPod use the same pin connector type drives, including photo/color iPods.

    I've sent a PM to the OP regarding where he can buy drives with a 1 year warranty at a reasonable price.

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