iPod + 500GB HD

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nlrela, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. nlrela macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    Unfortunately I haven't found any clear information about adding more harddisk space to an iPod.
    I wanna extend an iPod with a 2.5" 500GB disk, which does not necessary has to fit within the iPod case (as it is meant for building into a car).
    Though I am already using my 3rd iPhone, I am not familiair to the iPod family at all.

    Can someone help me out with the following questions:
    - What kind of iPod should I puchase exactly for this purpose (should be easiest possible with that one, no matter whether 2nd hand or so) ?
    - Where can I find the required adapater for connecting the larger harddisk ?
    - What else should I take in consideration or in mind ?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Can laptop harddrive withstand the temperature fluctuations / potential condensation of the car?

    iPod classic is the only one that might have a chance to work.

    And I found something easily by googling: 2.5" drive ipod
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    The iPod Classics use PATA drives with ZIF connectors. You can convert the ZIF connector to a full IDE connector, but you won't be able to use a SATA drive - you'll need a PATA drive.

    Older iPods use standard PATA connectors.

    iPod Minis use standard CompactFlash connectors
  4. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    Also the iPod may lag a little - none of them are built to deal with 500gb.

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