get another mod 256gb ipod classic or stick to orig 160

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  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    Earlier this year I thought I would try one of those ipod classics upgraded to a 256gb sd card, so I bought one from ebay.

    it was great for about 3 months, then it went crazy, the cover art was all garbled, and none of the albums would play. I tried a reformat in tunes and a resync. Now on some albums, in the middle of a song playing, it will stop and skip to the next two tracks.

    so it seems that this ipod is somewhat permanently messed up or corrupted.

    I see others on ebay, many with sd cards, and a few with ssd drives. Is there a difference in reliability between ssd based and sd card based ipods? which is better?

    or maybe the original hard drives are the best, should I try a ssd based one, or go back to the 160 gb original hard drive based one?

    I keep reading about how flash memory is more reliable than the hard drives in these ipods, but in my experince so far, the hard drive seems faster and more reliable.

    I am a bit dissapointed with flash drive based ipod so far, I only got about 3-4 months of good use out of mine, and now while it will play, it is unpredicable when or what screwy thing it will do next.

    I am not sure whether to try a ssd based one or not.
     
  2. rgarjr, Apr 3, 2015
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    rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Which iPod model did you get and what kind of SD card or SSD setup did it have
     
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The ipod had a 30 gb gold back cover, it was an ipod classic 7th gen 160 Gb converted with a Tarkan iFlash adapter with a 256gb SDXC card, the brand of the card was not mentioned.

    The seller claimed it was a limited edition one of 2 made from a 2 month old ipod classic 7th gen. It was made with a gold rear plate, face plate, and center button. The back had ipod 30 gb on it, like it was made from the back of a 30 gb older ipod.

    i bought it back in Dec 2014. should I contact the seller about it? or is it too late now?
     
  4. Smellmet macrumors regular

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    I would imagine it's too late unless the seller provided some kind of warranty. I guess this is the chance you take buying stuff like this off ebay. That being said... I'll be forced to do the same when my 80GB classic dies.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    To be certain which model u have, what model does it say on the About screen? Also wondering how many tracks did you have sync to it.

    Doing a restore and re-syncing your music would normally fix those errors u have.
     
  6. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the model is mc297ll with version 2.0.4 formatted to mac.

    I do have alot of music on it about 7231 songs, or that is what I read in the about section.
     
  7. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    30GB Gold back cover? Pics? As far as I know, Apple has *never* made a gold iPod Classic.

    In addition, upload a photo of the front if you can. As far as I'm aware, the Classic 7G used a different back plate than other iPods - making it highly unlikely that a 7G would ever have a 30GB backplate, unless it was some very odd custom job.
     
  8. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    On eBay you can buy custom gold backs for use in refurbishing Classics; I'm not sure who but someone is still producing and engraving back plates for 5, 6, and 7th gen iPods. You can even get a U2 gold back if desired.
     
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  10. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just recently e mailed the seller of my faulty ipod, and they told me they used a pny brand class 10 256gb sd card, so I am not sure what went wrong with mine, I do plug in my devices to a powered usb hub, as my mac mini does not have enough usb ports for everything I have.

    I tried a reformat and resync with itunes, and it did not work, playback is still unreliable.
     
  11. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    That's weird. I have been using my PNY card since November with no issues. I am selling mine as I just purchased a Sony ZX2.
     
  12. rgarjr, Apr 9, 2015
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    rgarjr macrumors 603

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    can you mod those?

    I'm also using a PNY card on a 5.5g and not seen those problems. I would tear it open to see what u have going in there.
     
  13. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    Nope can't mod it.
     
  14. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    How much was it? Any pics of the device.
     
  15. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I connected the ipod to itunes again, and this seems to get the ipod back to normal, I also opened disk utility and ran a verify and repair disk check on it, and it showed it as ok.

    I am not sure what to make of it, whether it is corrupted or not, again some other factors,

    I mentioned before, I do connect it to a powered usb port on a usb hub, mac mini does not have enough usb ports for what I need, do I had to get a hub.

    I also have a vinyl decal like sticker cover/guard over the clickwheel, which I notice does reduce some responsiveness on it, I don't know if that could be causing problems, I tried to peel it off, but thought I would ask here first, if a clickwheel cover could cause memory card corruption.
     
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