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tranceking26

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Here's one example:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-iP...310227?hash=item1cce3edb93:g:W3IAAOSwo-5cvYFj

If that link doesn't work, the item number is: 123719310227

The seller has 100% feedback and offers 30 days warranty, but I'd like to know if anybody has ever gone down this route before, buying a refurb instead of making your own from parts?

I'd love to know what you think, because it's very tempting to own a 1TB Classic when mine is nearly out of space!
 

velocityg4

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I don't see why it wouldn't work. There are ZIF to mSATA adapters, ZIF based ssd and ZIF to M.2 NGFF adapters. As long as it fits and is recognized. I'd expect it to work fine. I can't imagine they'd kill their good feedback rating by selling junk. It takes a lot of dedication to customer happiness to get 115 positive reviews as a seller with 100% positive feedback.

Looking at their sales history. The seller has a niche with iPods.

As for DIY. It looks like an interesting project. You'll save some money. Looks like you'll be out about £300 if you went the DIY route.
 
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tranceking26

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I'd make a right mess if I tried myself!

It is tempting to save up for the black one but I'll stick with my iPod for now.
 
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