upgrade or replace iPod Classic?

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  1. riviera74 macrumors member

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    I currently have a 7G iPod Classic and I was wondering about its future. Yes it works, but it needs to be upgraded. There are three options I am examining.

    1) Send it to a third party to replace the HDD with a SSD/CF. (eBay has a couple of those)
    2) Open and replace HDD with SSD/CF myself.
    3) Get a new iPod Touch (128GB) or get an iPhone 6/6+ (128GB).

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    how much storage are u looking to have on it?
     
  3. riviera74 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    PM me. I can offer my help. Rgarjr and I are the two to talk to about this.
     
  5. repentix macrumors regular

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    I would advise you to do the procedure yourself, its not that hard to do.

    You need this adapter: https://www.tarkan.info/store/iFlash-Sata

    You can put in any msata drive from the ones named on the site (up to 1tb), since you own a 7g classic it is possible to use a drive larger than 128gb with your ipod. Another possibility is to rockbox the ipod.
     
  6. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    Not completely true. If it was a thin 160GB 7th gen Classic; then you could go higher than 128GB without the use of Rockbox.
     
  7. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    And it's not that hard until you break a tab or slice a cable. Also you need to worry about power consumption when using mSata drives.
     
  8. repentix macrumors regular

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    As said in my response to the OP's question, the linked website bears most info needed to convert your ipod to SSD. Furthermore I stated rockbox as an option as is not needed on the 7g ipod!
    As for breaking a cable when doing the repair, it can happen to anyone, if you follow instructions correctly everything should be hunky dory.
     
  9. riviera74 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it possible for me to replace the Cirrus Logic DAC to a Wolfson DAC myself, or do I need a professional to do that?
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    it's impossible to do that.
     
  11. riviera74 thread starter macrumors member

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    Funny you say that. Even though I am sure I cannot replace the DAC myself, I have found a seemingly legitimate eBay user that can do just that as well as replace the 160GB HDD for a 128/256GB CF drive.
     
  12. caseyfriday macrumors member

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    If you're not super sold on the 7G, you could always get an old 5G off of ebay and use its Wolfson DAC. Personally, I've found that the iPod 3G (touch wheel) sounds best, when using upgraded capacitors and a 20Hz HPF. (I do stuff at Retro Sonic Fidelity).
     
  13. riviera74 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK. I have already found someone that does just that. Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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