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Subject: Re: Ipod video

Re: Ipod video

From: Will Rittman <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:07:48 +0000

I've been thinking about upgrading my 80GB to a 240GB im guessing that
apart from the Hard drive itself the actual size of the ipod is ok to
fit the drive in. Am i correct?

On 21/12/2010 17:26, Nicholas Gerstenberger wrote:
> I recently upgraded my 5.5G Video from a 30GB hard drive to a 120GB
> drive. The drive i used is a Hitachi HS12YHA, which is the same
> thickness as the 30GB drives. It is also the same drive used in the
> older (1G or 2G) 120GB iPod Classics. The newer classic uses a
> different connector, thus they are incompatible.
> There are a few variations of the Hitachi. One has a smaller 2M buffer
> but has a speed of 4200rpm. The one i got (which is more common) has
> an 8M buffer but is only 3600rpm. Syncing is definitely slower with
> the 3600rpm drive but in my case i synced my entire library using
> winamp (about 60GB which took a few days unfortunately) and now have
> it set to update when my library changes so it works for me.
> I did have to modify a line in the Rockbox source in order to get
> Rockbox to work with that new drive. See my post under'Q re ipod 5.5g
> w/ large disks, was Rockbox 3.7.1 released!'
> There is a 240GB Toshiba MK2431GAH drive out there but i believe you
> need to get a slightly larger back to fit it in your 30GB iPod.
> There are some posts in the forum about upgrading a 5/5.5G hard drive.
> Can't seem to find the exact posts but i believe it's under the
> hardware section.
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