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Old 02-06-2013, 01:17 AM
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Question Problems Upgrading Hard Drive?

I currently have the iPod Video, and the hard drive died on me. It is a 30gb, and the model of it is Toshiba MK3008GAL. I'm wondering if there would be any compatability issues swapping it with Toshiba PATA ZIF 60GB Mk6028GAL (I am not allowed to link, just do a quick google search and click the amazon) The installation does not bother me, I just don't know if it will work in this iPod.
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I don't think that's the right drive (altough I'm not sure), especially as it's almost half the price of the MK6008GAL which does fit iPods.
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Be aware that if you swap drives for a higher capacity, you're going to need a different backplate to accomodate the increased thickness of the new drive. A 30gb ZIF/PATA is thinner than a 60gb of the same type, despite having the same vertical and horizontal measurements. You will also need a new battery designed for the extra strain of the larger drive. Go to eBay and buy a backplate designed for a 60gb iPod, grab a 60/160gb iPod battery (these are black in color as opposed to the 30gb's gold) and you're good.

That said, any HD will work as long as it:

1. Is physically 1.8"
2. Is a PATA/ZIF drive

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