putting new hd in 4g 20gb....?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by apple4life, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    #1
    My ipod 4g 20gb hd crapped out and I was wondering if anyone knows how to format a new drive and get the ipod software on it once a new hd is installed. I'm debating getting a new hd for it or just selling it for parts on ebay. I want to keep it because the case is in near mint condition and it is my first ipod... I found a place with the toshiba 20gb hd for less than $100 shipped and I have already popped it open and removed the old hard drive....

    so, if I get the new drive what do I do once it's installed...?
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    #2
    Format the new disc, download the latest iPod updater here install it and that should be it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    #3
    Thank you Labi!

    Thank you Labi... I will give that a try and bring her back to life...! She sure is pretty and I don't have a need for the new features in the 5g and even thought of buying another 4g but why do that when it's fixable... thank you again and I may be back to ask more questions if I run into problems and to report on how the operation went for those interested... it may be a few weeks depending on when I place the order for the hd and shipping time...
     
  4. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    #4
    Just make sure the conections to the HD are identical, cause you don't wanna end up with a new HD that won't fit into your iPod.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bookshop!
    #5
    i have a 3G iPod, what kind of HDD could i put in that? speed, size, etc

    it would be pretty cool to have a huge HDD in an old iPod :p
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    #6

    I'm not sure if iPod uses the same HD as laptops use which are not too expensive. On the other hand the ones that I found here are way too expensive ($170.00 for 20gigs). As for the speed and size, the higher the better :)
     

Share This Page