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Support and General Use => Hardware => Topic started by: int19 on October 22, 2008, 05:42:30 PM

Title: 240G ipod 5.5 upgrade possible with rockbox?
Post by: int19 on October 22, 2008, 05:42:30 PM
So I currently run rockbox on my iaudio x5 60GB, but I'm running out of room, so I'm considering purchasing a used 80G 5.5G ipod.

I was reading about the new 240GB Toshiba Drive, MK2431GAH, listed here:
http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=StorageSolutions/1.8-inchHardDiskDrives/MKxx31GAxSeries/MKxx31GAxSpecs

Supposedly it is PATA and has a ZIF 40 connector:
http://www.span.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=22669

So it looks like it will physically fit and the connector will plug in. BigDisk issues aside, it *should* work, correct?
Title: Re: 240G ipod 5.5 upgrade possible with rockbox?
Post by: cool_walking_ on October 22, 2008, 06:06:06 PM
AFAIK it should work fine, taking into account that you have to compile a custom build for LBA48, as you said.  I'm looking to pick a couple up as well.  I haven't been able to find any place that actually has them yet, though.
Title: Re: 240G ipod 5.5 upgrade possible with rockbox?
Post by: int19 on October 22, 2008, 06:15:46 PM
Cool, that's what I was thinking.  Does the ipod 5.5g have a USB to ATA chip like the archos?  If not, we should be able to access the full drive as one partition too, correct?
Title: Re: 240G ipod 5.5 upgrade possible with rockbox?
Post by: Chronon on October 22, 2008, 06:25:36 PM
The USB mode is software driven in the iPods (and other PortalPlayer based players).