eBay 256Gb hard drive upgrade kit for iPod Classic 7G

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  1. alexjholland macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I have a 160Gb iPad Classic 7G and a music collection that's around 180Gb.

    What's the most sensible way of increasing my storage level?

    500Gb or 1Tb sounds great, but if that costs £300 and I can do 256Gb for only £100, then the latter option sounds better value.

    Any problem with spending £90 on one of the kits below and bunging it in?

    Also, should I take their battery option, or could this be dangerous?

    Any reason why I should consider SD or CompactFlash over SSD?

    Thanks

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256GB-CE-...875748?hash=item1c6522fba4:g:iv4AAOSw7KJXD13v

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256GB-CE-...866793?hash=item1c6522d8a9:g:vHcAAOSwKfVXD1qU
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Those are junk. There's a guy in the UK that sells real nice high quality adapters, iFlash.
     
  3. deany macrumors 68020

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    Hi
    Quality UK shipped https://www.iflash.xyz
    cheers
     
  4. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great, this looks like what I'm after!

    Think it's either the MSata adapter or the quad SD for me!

    MSata would be £30 for the adapter, then only £90 for a 256Gb drive or £150 for a 500Gb drive?

    So £120-£180, depending on whether I go 256Gb or 500Gb.

    Worth considering the SD or CompactFlash options for this size range?

    Cheers
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    I might also give those capacitors a think.. I can solder, although have only done simple stuff like patch cables so far.. is this much harder?

    Are the benefits significant?
     
  5. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. 4 x 128GB SD card @ £30/each = 512GB for £120.

    That's £30 cheaper than a 500GB MSata drive and it uses less power?

    Better in two ways; but any disadvantages?
     
  6. deany macrumors 68020

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    Hi
    I can help with an iPod Mini 256GB upgrade - I very nearly pressed the button on a 512GB https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B013T4S0BY?tag=hotukdeals03-21
    I'm not sure how the 512GB would work in a Classic 7gen...someone I'm sure can help... I would go for 512GB, if its upgradable, with it being more future proof for your 180GB library. I wanted my Mini to last, well indefintely, so went for 256GB on the Mini- very happy have it in my car - I have a 50GB library.
    Cheers
     
  7. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I reckon I'll go for either a dual SD with 2 x 128GB, or quad MicroSD with 4 x 64GB.

    Both options are only around £100 for the adaptor and cards.

    That's it? No other equipment and the easy installation cited on the website? Great.

    I checked and my music collection is 150GB, which is only just a little bigger than the 160GB iPod Classic's real-world capacity, so 256GB should be plenty, really.

    Plus, if I need more space later, it'll be easier to put 1 or 2 larger cards in, than upgrade a whole SSD.

    Really pleased with how affordable and easy an upgrade this looks.
     
  8. deany, Jul 15, 2016
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    deany macrumors 68020

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    Do please post photos and step by step when you have upgraded - the iflash guy's adapters are really top quality - wouldn't be suprised actually if he hand made them with true skill and precision - do take your time though and I recommend also making sure you are in the "right mood" when you do the upgrade.....I took 2 months but it took an hour in the end for my mini.
    I see this part of the forum getting more popular - again - as time goes by.
    cheers
     
  9. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will do! Memory has only become cheaper, so it's an upgrade that makes more and more sense.

    It's just a shame that Apple Music is totally incompatible.
     
  10. deany macrumors 68020

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    Yep, it is a shame, I'm with Google Play Music so I just use my Mini for music I own, and iPhone 6 - 128GB for GPM offline listening (85GB music).
     
  11. rgarjr, Jul 15, 2016
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    rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Tarkans iPod adapters are of high quality, can't go wrong with them. Almost a shame to have them covered up when you close up the iPod.
     

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