Hi, sorry if this is a newbie question, but I've got a 1st generation (scroll wheel) iPod with a 5GB drive in it.
I'm interested in upgrading the drive (and the battery, and perhaps modding the case a little too : ) and would like to know what the limitations are on the size (capacity) of the hard drive I could put in there?
Does the firmware only accept drives up to a certain size? Is there a hardware / BIOS limitation of some sort?
I know people will probably ask why I'd want to do it, when I could just buy a new 60G iPod, but I really like the first generation ones and I only want to play music on it - so putting a 60G drive in there would be ideal (or an 80G, if they're going to bring them out anytime soon).
If anyone's got any advice, information or opinions, I'd like to hear it!
actually the firmware prevents anything but the original drive from being formated to work apple put up quite a barrier to one adding a different drive to one's ipod. though there is hope and this is real, and it DOES work check out the link HERE
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You can actually buy upgrades for every model. They are somewhat limit and not cheap, but you can. I think OWC might sell them. http://www.macsales.com. You may have to try and google reaplacements up. -maestro
if you took a look at that link in my previous post. (which actually linked to command-tab.com) the guy fit a 300 gig 3.5in hdd to his ipod. the larger 1.8 in drives can be used in any generation of ipods. the tricky thing is partitioning the drive correctly and loading the right firmware. in might just be worth it to try it out. i would try it out on my 1st gen but it unfortunatly was unpluged during a fimware upgrade. it is forever dead.
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