Replace hd in 120gb classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ajumbaje, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. ajumbaje macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2005
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    I was wondering if there's an option currently where I can upgrade my classic's(bought in may 09) hard drive from 120 to either 240 or 250 gb. I think it's 6.5 gen, I bought it when 120gb was the only iPod classic available, then they upgraded the storage to 160(same shell)
  2. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2003
    I've been looking into upgrading the drive in my 5G iPod video, but all I've seen about the Classic is that it's a much harder job. Try looking on iFixit. Apricorn has a kit to upgrade the 5G.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah there's a 240GB TOSHIBA 1.8 ZIF hard drive but they are like 180 bucks.
  4. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    The 240GB is pretty pricey, but I managed to do it with my iPod 5th gen. Wasn't too bad, though the classics aren't designed to be opened nearly as easily as the 5th gen and I do believe the classic actually uses a different kind of connection to the hard drive, but I'm not sure.

    I'm pretty sure you need a 5.5G 80GB model to do this upgrade. I upgraded and have used it for video only to output on my TV. The 240GB is actually noticeably slower, there is a slight delay in loading songs. So if speed is a issue for you I don't really recommend it, but for my needs its awesome.

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