Can't restore iPod - "unable to write to the last block of the device"

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dawnchorus, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. dawnchorus macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Mac says "you've got an iPod that appears to be corrupted" and asks me to restore - upon doing so, I get the message "unable to write to the last block of the device". When I open DiskUtility, it says SMART status is not verified, and size of the drive is 8kb. I disconnect it and reconnect again, now DiskUtility says the size of the drive is 17.59 TB. (It's a 160GB iPod classic, out of warranty).

    Does anyone have advice for how to save this? I really can't afford another iPod anytime soon. Right now it's in Disk Mode and seems frozen on the "Ok to Disconnect" screen. Thanks.
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  3. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    Honestly, it sounds like a bad hard drive, and unfortunately there's nothing you can do about that. That's the downside of the classics. Superior storage, inferior durability.

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