Using a 30, 40gb Hard Drive in 20gb 4th Gen iPod Clickwheel

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iKokomo, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. iKokomo macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2012
    I have an old iPod 4th generation 20gb Click Wheel that needs a new hard drive. I was wondering if I could replace it with a 30gb, or even a 40gb hard drive? Or are they slightly thicker and won't work in the 20gb body?
  2. jruschme macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2011
    Brick, NJ
    30gb should be the same thickness, 40gb will require the thicker backplate.
  3. caseyfriday, Jul 25, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015

    caseyfriday macrumors member


    Apr 8, 2011
    You can also get an IDE to CF adapter and put a compact flash card or SD card in it for even more space. I built one with a 64GB CF card in it, and it was super snappy.
    iPod 4G CF Card and Audiophile Upgrade - 1.jpg iPod 4G CF Card and Audiophile Upgrade - 2.jpg

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