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iPod Classic Hard Drive Extension

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by NotLexLuger, Feb 13, 2014.

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  1. NotLexLuger


    Feb 13, 2014
    I'm just curious as to whether it would be possible to go into my iPod (classic) and place an additional hard drive so that it could have more space. I've nearly filled 160GB over the past two years, and I would ideally like to be able to fill this one up further without requiring a multi-iPod library, or wiping it and starting fresh.
  2. GreenGiant


    Feb 9, 2012
    Nope, not possible, you would need a complete change of the internals of the system, since the way it addresses things it would most likely act similar to a RAID 1 setup (all drives have the same information and are read/written to simultaneously, it would not likely do anything other than kill your battery.

    You would have to replace the whole hard drive and reflash the firmware for the bigger size, and even then the drives might be serially matched so even then it may not work
  3. NotLexLuger


    Feb 13, 2014
    That's what I figured, I just wanted to see if anyone had a workaround. Oh well. I guess I've got some reorganizing to do! Thanks for the reply!
  4. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    This really isn't an electronics question.

    The answer is that from a hardware point of view, determine the interface, then get a larger capacity drive with the same interface.

    The problem then becomes a software issue, and likely one that is specific to the iPod.

    I'd google for "upgrade iPod classic hard drive" and see what turns up.
  5. shumifan50


    Jan 16, 2014
    I would buy a brand other than Apple that does not make everything proprietry and/or impossible to upgrade except with Apple components.:)
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