iPod 512 GB SSD Problem

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  1. lshadden5182 macrumors newbie

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    Just installed and put back together but everytime I connect it, it tells me to restore and gives me the restore error 1429. Also when I try to go to disc utility I see the "apple Media Device" pop up but can't format it to neither Mac OSX Journaled or Exfat. Just says it's failed, any suggestions?



    thanks!!!

    working on the latest version of mac osx and iTunes
     
  2. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

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    What setup are you using? SD cards or mSata with an iFlash adapter?
     
  3. lshadden5182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's an msata, it was originally formatted as fat 32 but when I connected it, it read okay until I had to sync then iTunes said my ipod needed to be restored. (I'm on a mac) Went through that process and it says can't be restored error 1434. And when I try to wipe the drive in Disc Utility it tells me it can't write to the last block of the drive. It only shows "Apple Media Device" no parititon or anything. Really weird, I've restarted my computer changed cords and ports and tried a different mac OS X machine. The only thing I can think to do now is to find a windows computer try to format to fat 32 then if it recognizes it in the mac immediately format to mac OS X extended. Any suggestions?


     
  4. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

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    Does the battery indicator on the iPod screen blink, showing the lightning bolt and then not? Some mSata drives draw too much power for the USB charge circuit to keep up, causing what's called power-loss corruption. I know for a 1TB Samsung, you have to have a Y-cable that plugs into the iPod and your computer USB, and has a firewire plug to charge while syncing.
    The other thing I'd suggest is using Terminal to format it. In Terminal, type diskutil list, then find out which disk is your iPod, in my case "disk1". Then type diskutil erasedisk HFS+ Untitled disk1, with HFS+ meaning MacOS Extended format, Untitled being the disk name, and disk1 being the ID of the iPod drive. It should work.
     
  5. lshadden5182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried the same process in iTunes and right clicking and formatting on a windows machine to no luck. Just tried what you said to do in terminal and it says "error 69760 unable to write to last block of device." Hopefully I can find one of those cables and try it out. The ipod keeps going in and out of disk mode. When I plug it in the computer it goes automatically into disk mode but when I unplug it. It starts up with the apple logo nice and bright then says use iTunes to restore.
     
  6. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

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    Hmm... I would try to test the SSD and make sure it's okay. Do you have a computer to stick it in or a USB adapter? I have an mSata to 2.5" that I use in my MacBook to check SSDs. A 1429 error usually means a bad hard drive; 1434 comes up for me every time I install an SSD setup; after it gives the error, I eject and plug back in and it restores fine.

    One other thing to check is the hard drive cable for the iPod; I've had many bad ones that will make it look like the drive is doing odd things.
     
  7. lshadden5182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's just so weird, i've sent this damn thing back three times to the guy doing the work on it for me and every time it's gotten about halfway done with the sync. had some problem syncing a song and demanded to be restored. Did the exact same thing this time, worked like a charm until i sync it and then i can't do anything. I've tried different cables/ports/ restarting the computer and updating/uninstalling iTunes and i'm still getting the 1434 error every time i try to restore. All is shows up as in Disc Utility is Apple iPod Media and it won't let me erase it. Crazy i never had any trouble with my iPod or iTunes at all until i had it upgraded.
     
  8. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

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    I'm having different, but similarly irritating problems with a 1Tb mSata. Msata drives seem to be finicky in iPods. The most reliable SSD upgrade is SD cards. Four 128Gb micro-sd cards in an i-Flash quad adapter works like a charm; I've upgraded many with that setup without any problems. 4x128GB=512Gb.

    I would seriously suggest selling the mSata drive and buying SD cards; you could probably get $140 for the drive even used. You can get Samsung Evo 128gb micro-Sd's for about $35 apiece; just make sure they're genuine, not Chinese fakes.
     
  9. lshadden5182, Sep 9, 2017
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    lshadden5182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that's what i'm considering doing, only problem is i paid a well-reviewed Ebayer to do it and i haven't heard a response from him in over 2 weeks so idk if he's just said screw it or has something going on lol. Just sucks, i can't get it to format at all and am not sure how he fixed it last time so i'm just kind of MIA at the moment. Not sure if i need to buy and enclosure and open it myself and put the SSD in there. Even though he mentioned he did that because he thought the drive was fried. but said "after several tries i got it to format to OSX" but that was the end of the explanation. I'm very temped to sell this as is, if you or know anybody interested. it's in a 7th Gen 160 GB iPod in very good condition. The back isn't bad at all either, considering it's age. Maybe one or two scratches here and there but nothing like most iPods.

    has a 3,000mah battery



     

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  10. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

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    I would buy it from you, but I'm out of money. I just started college and I don't have a job yet. PM incoming though...
     

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