So, I've seen this topic crop up on here a couple times, but the most recent posts I've been able to dig up from here or anywhere are from around 2011 and I'd imagine that supplies and interest in this (in light of the recent iPod classic discontinuation) have changed. I'm also hopeful that more research has been done so that this question might have more definitive answers. Basically, I'm looking to buy an iPod classic on eBay that is no longer working (and that all posted signs indicate the hard drive as the sole culprit of this). Then, I'm looking to replace the hard drive with an SSD of substantially larger capacity (256GB minimum). From the limited research that I've done so far, this is possible and it requires a 1.8" PATA drive with a ZIF interface and no more than 3.3V (5V is too much for the iPod to be able to power it). I've also seen that, as far as acquiring a compatible drive, I have one of three options: 1. Look for a drive that meets these specifications (the 256GB ones are rare and expensive) 2. Find an adapter that adapts CompactFlash (CF) to 1.8" ZIF PATA and then get a CF card that has the size I want 3. Find an adapter that adapts mSATA to 1.8" ZIF PATA and then get an mSATA drive that has the size I want I'm told that this procedure (and said SSD drives) will work for every model of iPod classic that has existed, save for the original (fat) 160GB iPod classic, and all sizes of both the 5th generation and 5.5th/enhanced 5th generation of the iPod (read: first iPods with video). Given this, is there anything else that I should know regarding: A. Either of my the three aforementioned drive options? B. The procedure itself? C. What to do after I'm done with the procedure? D. Drive compatibility? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.