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Old 04-22-2011, 10:54 AM
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SATA drive in iPod Photo?

I own a 60 GB iPod Photo which has a hard drive that's seen better days. We have a 160 GB SATA 1.8" drive that we got for free (not for the iPod), and I was wondering: is there a way to get this drive (it's a Fujitsu, unsure of the exact model number at the moment) to work with my iPod? I don't want to spend 50 on either another iPod or a new hard drive if I can do a much cheaper fix.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
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Not possible different connectors, ipod photo has a pata connector.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:45 PM
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I'm well aware it has a PATA connector, my question was whether there was some way of converting the PATA to SATA without massive cost or changing the case?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:55 PM
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I have seen some converters. They are under $20 but I doubt that they will fit inside the iPod.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:10 AM
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Blast, looks like at some point I'll be forking out for a hard drive or replacement iPod :/
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There are ssd drives that will fit the ipod photo, kinspec is one of the manufactures. What you need to look for is a 50 pin 1.8" ssd, currently the largest capacity is 256gb
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I am well aware of these, however I cannot afford anything like the amount required for an SSD, else I would fit one, or at least wouldn't bother with a SATA-to-50-pin converter in the first place! I'm probably going to go down the ZIF-to-50-pin converter as some of those are advertised as fitting iPods - anyone have any experience with these?
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