hi all, I read about ipods and their hard drives, and everywhere says that if the hd is bad, then it will display a sad icon on the screen. but mine is different. what happens is I sync my ipod with itunes and it works, for about 10 minutes. after that, usually after is goes to 'sleep,' I guess you could say, I wake it up and it asks for my language and then my whole ipod is cleared. To me, that means the hd is bad. But i can't find anywhere that says anything of this nature. Also, when it starts up, it takes a really long time and I can hear the hd clicking in groups of 7 clicks. So my question: does this sound like a hd issue? So given that the hd is bad, is the only source for replacement drives those online stores selling hds for ipods only? Or are the drive just some generic drive that is used in notebooks or something that apple just so happens to use in the ipods? It's a 4th gen, 20gb. not photo or u2, just the standard white one. Thanks for your help. -Matt EDIT I did some looking, and I can get the same hd that is in this ipod for $60. So that is nice. But is there any alternative that is cheaper, or is that the best I am going to get? But I am still wondering if this is indeed a hd issue.