Looking for an iPod hard drive

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    prostuff1

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    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.

    Thanks
     
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    MacBass

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    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.
     
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    mxpiazza

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    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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    a hard drive from a video iPod won't work in a 4G iPod.
     
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    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.
     
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    techlover828

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    would that work?
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    it will, but you'll have to make your own adapter for it. it'll fit in the Mini, though.
     
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    techlover828

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    could you fit and connect two? 64gb of flash storage would be good stuff
     
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    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.
     
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    prostuff1

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    How much are you looking to get for it?


    I kinda guessed that but just out of curiosity why?
     
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    If I am not mistaken it has something to do with the connectors.
     
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    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.
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    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.
     
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    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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