Where is the OS stored on an iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iCantwait, May 12, 2008.

  1. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I am looking at replacing a HDD on my 20gb 4th gen iPod, how would i go about this, do i just bung it it? or is it a bit more complicated then that? and can i put in a 16gb or 32gb SSD?

    and yes, i have very bad sentence structure.
  2. bloodycape macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2005
    You could put a 16gb or 32gb ssd but that would cost you more than it is worth. What you want to do is get a CF card from newegg. You can get a 16gb cf card for like 60usd and 32gb for 130usd. Then from ebay or somewhere else you get an adaptor that lets you connect a cf card to your hd ipod(a HD to CF adaptor). Then once that is installed you should be able to hook the ipod to your computer and do a restore, which should reinstall the ipod firmware. I did a similar thing with my mini(except the mini does not need an adapter as it is using a microdrive, which uses the same connecter as a CF card) and it worked well for me.

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