iPod 5G - Recommended Flash/SD Conversion Kit?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by milbournosphere, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I was digging through my closet and found my old iPod 5G.

    The battery is basically shot and the hard drive seems like it's on its last legs (lots of arm clicking and restarting) but the device itself is in great shape. I was thinking about replacing the battery and upgrading to a flash storage solution. Looking around though, there are many kits that either use the older compact flash cards or the newer SDHC sticks.

    Which kit is most recommended by you guys? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. iTurbo macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I just did this to my old 5G iPod Video. I bought a new battery from OWC, and the iFlash Dual (dual SDXC cards) from Tarkan. Originally I had tried to find a new HD to replace the old one, but they were unavailable from OWC.

    The Tarkan adapter was very easy to install. I hear you can get an even larger capacity battery if using the Tarkan adapter as well.
  3. rgarjr, Nov 7, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015

    rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Tarkan iFlash boards are high quality and work great on these iPods. They do cost more than the others found on eBay or Amazon but are quality.
  4. noodles5666 macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2010
    put a fat back on it with a tarkan adapter. Can put a 2,000mAh extended battery in it too.

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