iPod U2 5.5gen 30GB ned harddrive

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  1. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

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    Hi everyone.

    I just purchased a U2 iPod I good condition. The 30gb is a bit small, I have an iPod 160gb 7th gen classic so the hard drive is quite small...

    What hard drive can I get for this version without adding a new backside, as I see in the some have done to fit a bigger drive.

    Is it best to get a ssd, cf or new hard drive for this one.

    Hope someone here can help!
     
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  3. BrettApple, May 31, 2014
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    BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I think most any of the slim single platter 1.8" hdd's would work. With the 30GB model, I remember reading something about it having a song capacity limit, but it may only apply to the 5th gen and not the 5.5. They're easy to find on ebay.

    Otherwise, a CF to ZIF adapter and a 64/128GB CF card would be good too because it would much more resistant to drops and bumps.

    I did see an upgrade kit on a site at one point, it was a 120GB HDD with a battery and opening tools.
     
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    That should work, 1.8", 5mm, ZIF PATA, Apple branded even. Seller has a one year warranty as well. Looks fine to me! Anyone else want to chime in? :cool:
     

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