What is the biggest HD I can put in an iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by foothead, May 19, 2009.

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    Hello. I have an iPod 40 GB color, and I recently bought a 3G nano. I really like the video on the nano, but it only has 8 GB. I also recently backed up my entire DVD collection onto my computer (at least 150 movies) and now I am wondering what is the biggest hard drive I can put in a video ipod or ipod classic. I have been looking at the refurb 160 GB on apple.com, but am thinking that it might be worth it to wait for a 30 GB refurb and put my own HD in it, because I would get way more than 160 GB, and iPodLinux would then be an option. What do you think? Is it worth it?
     
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    The 240gb hard drive upgrade costs almost $300.

    I was looking into it also but I just can't afford it right now.
     
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    I believe all hard drive ipods are 4200 rpm IDE drives, with all of them since the 5G having a ZIF connection.

    edit: but that 250GB HDD is SATA and 5400 rpm, so I may very well be wrong.

    edit #2: the drive used for rapidrepair's 240GB upgrade is a 4200 rpm ZIF, so maybe I'm right.
     
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    You need a 5/5.5 Gen iPod classic in 80GB and then you can upgrade it to 240GB.
     

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