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Title: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: bartimeaus on May 12, 2018, 10:24:16 AM
I have an iPod classic 6th generation (80gb version). I've upgraded to an iFlash quad.

I'm trying to use more than 128gb worth of memory with both dual boot default iPod OS and rockbox, does anyone know how I can do this?
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: saratoga on May 12, 2018, 10:25:54 AM
I don't think that is possible.

You probably don't want more than 128GB anyway since those adapters don't work well with rockbox.
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: bartimeaus on May 12, 2018, 11:18:45 AM
So with dualboot I'm stuck with 128gb? But if I only boot rockbox I can exceed 128gb?
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: saratoga on May 12, 2018, 01:21:05 PM
You can try, but it probably won't work well.
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: cereal_killer on May 12, 2018, 01:22:22 PM
An other option besides iFlash adapters: As far as I know, the 128GB iTunes limit doesn't apply to the 160GB harddrive with a CE-ATA interface. You will need a suitable ribbon cable and a thick backplate for this.
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: Frankenpod on May 12, 2018, 05:10:40 PM
So with dualboot I'm stuck with 128gb? But if I only boot rockbox I can exceed 128gb?
You'll have problems syncing if you only boot rockbox.

Essentially that particular logic board can't usefully be used with a larger drive (other than the dual-platter CE-ATA160gb the 6th gen originally came with, as cereal_killer says)
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: bartimeaus on May 13, 2018, 07:49:07 AM
An other option besides iFlash adapters: As far as I know, the 128GB iTunes limit doesn't apply to the 160GB harddrive with a CE-ATA interface. You will need a suitable ribbon cable and a thick backplate for this.

One reason I opted for flash memory is the faster speeds and significantly lower battery consumption. Not to mention with the flash adapter, I can maintain the same slim profile with a larger battery
Title: Re: iPod classic 6th Gen LBA28 how to exceed 128gb limit?
Post by: bartimeaus on May 13, 2018, 07:49:52 AM
So with dualboot I'm stuck with 128gb? But if I only boot rockbox I can exceed 128gb?
You'll have problems syncing if you only boot rockbox.

Essentially that particular logic board can't usefully be used with a larger drive (other than the dual-platter CE-ATA160gb the 6th gen originally came with, as cereal_killer says)

Ahh, that sucks.

Oh well. With rockbox should I expect better sound quality using the same source files?