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Subject: Re: Disk spins out of control on iPod Video

Re: Disk spins out of control on iPod Video

From: Antony Stone <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 18:15:32 +0100

On Tuesday 14 April 2009 17:33, Jammit Timmaj wrote:

> > From:
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: Disk spins out of control on iPod Video
> > Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:16:14 -0400
> >
> > On Tuesday 14 April 2009 11:20:34 am Antony Stone wrote:
> > > Is it re-indexing the files?
> > >
> > > I don't remember the exact option to control this
> >
> > Hi Antony, thanks for the response. Are you referring to the "Auto
> > Update" database setting? If so, then that's not it.
> >
> I don't know if this would be helpful because something like this happened
> to me once before, and I had an old beat-up iPod with the HD replaced with
> a used one. When I put the used HD in my iPod, I thought iTunes would do a
> thorough format of the drive. It seems to simply to a quick format

> I booted Darik's boot and nuke CD ( and proceeded to do
> a simple wipe of all zeroes with no verify. After 'nuking' the data on the
> iPod HD, I re-installed it back in the iPod and had iTunes restore it. This
> time iTunes took longer to restore, and I assume it's because it really had
> to do a full reformat the drive. It may be possible to restore it on a Mac
> and then a Win machine.

If you have access to a Linux system a simple "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde"
where 'sde' is the name of your plugged-in device will achieve the same

Note that this will nuke the entire drive including the partition table, so
only do this if you know you have a means of re-partitioning and reformatting
the drive afterwards (I know nothing about how iPod drives are formatted; if
it's a standard FAT16 or FAT32 then there should be no problem).



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