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easy soution to change ipod hdd to ssd?

 
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what ipod model shoud i use
ipod mini
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4g u2 ipod
80%
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regular 4g ipod
20%
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: easy soution to change ipod hdd to ssd? Reply with quote

hey, i was on ebay and i saw a compact flash to ipod hdd adapter, for only 99c i went for it, i now am in the process of finding a 20gb 4g ipod with a dead drive pref a u2 model. but to make it short, is this to good to be true Very Happy , hdd to ssd ipod for a realatively low price. ust wondering if anyof you out there have done it, and for peole to tell me thier opiions, i will postpics once i recieve the items and finish this project .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.99 for the adapter is good. How much was the SSD drive? How big is the new SSD? I don't know if it's cost effective but, would be hella cool to see done! Post pics of the process too!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firmware stays?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOW TO:
http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/753/how-to-turn-your-ipod-mini-into-a-flash-based-ipod
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DCGuy wrote:
firmware stays?
Huh?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am set on trying to find a u2 ipod, os that will prob put me back 40$, than a 4g cf card 40$ and the adapter 99c so im looking in the 80-100$ and i will have a custom, custom u2 ipod. i jst am in hte process of ordering the parts so itll take like 2-3 weeks to get the stuff, and i will post pics when done
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DCGuy wrote:
HOW TO:
http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/753/how-to-turn-your-ipod-mini-into-a-flash-based-ipod

Thanks for the link, DCGuy. I've always liked the old iPod Minis, but wasn't so keen on its mechanical HD. Now there's an answer!

I'm gonna go and trawl around eBay to see what I can see.... Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont know about u guys but i really like the u2 ipod styling, the fact is on ebay and such, people jack up the prices insanley, like 200$ for a 20gb monocrome ipod used. so this is my solution, buy one for like 40$ (broken with a dead drive) buy the adapter, and the cf card 4gb for like 40$, and boom i have a reasonably priced u2 ipod, one of a kind modding, a good expierience, and bragging rights all for around 80$
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPod Minis are a pain in the arse to work on, it's so easy to break the connector on the clickwheel.

I think a 4G U2 iPod is a great idea. At least here in the US, you can pick up 16GB CF cards for about $60. Might be worth it to go big.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update
i bought the adapter 99c +shipping (total 808)
got a new battery 7.50 all together
got the cf 4gb 38$ with shipping
modding priceless
just kidding Very Happy
now i need to get the u2 ipod
and the project will be complete Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
iPod Minis are a pain in the arse to work on

Clunk, your choice of words betrays you. Have you been hanging around with limeys? Wink Smile

BTW, you're right. I found a video that was meant to make it look easy - but it doesn't succeed!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-d3B_Ns44
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