UX with 160GB storage? possible?

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UX with 160GB storage? possible?

Postby david888 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 05:48

hi all,

is the ipod classic 160G also using the same zif interface as UX hdd? i wonder can we install 160GB into Sony UX ? anyone try it?

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Postby enterman » Wed Sep 12, 2007 05:50

I thought the exact same thing, we just need 2 get some1 2 buy n ipod classic and figure this out 4 us
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Postby didditdd » Wed Sep 12, 2007 05:58

?? What is the Thickness of the 160GB?? seems to me it would need more platters for capacitys like that ehh? also how about heat?
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Postby david888 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 06:38

thickness is 8mm. but i read somewhere in the forum, it's ok with 8mm. SSD price drops will take some times, maybe 1 year later from now.

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Postby pyrojester » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:47

160gb should work fine, its just two of the new 80gb platters on top of each other. There is also now a 5mm 80gb, in the new classic. This allows for 80gb with no heat issues, but best of all price plummets in the old 8mm 80gbs. Keep your eyes peeled guys :D
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Postby dshin1028 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 17:04

do these new ipod hard drives use the ZIF interface?

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Postby mh7 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 21:40


I'm thinking about using ipod 160GB HDD in my UX380... will this works ??
Anyone tried it nowadays ??


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Postby ceehoppy1st » Wed Feb 22, 2012 05:38

Read this thread, anh's post (#7). A hdd that didn't come out of a pc/laptop might not work in a pc/laptop.
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Postby Worf » Wed Feb 22, 2012 06:37

Two problems.

1) These larger drives are probably 4K sectors. If you look at the product page, Toshiba recommends them to NOT be used in PCs, but in USB drives and such. They are not "advanced format" and require a different boot process.

2) Apple iPod drives are locked to the iPod. The iPod on bootup will unlock the hard drive for normal use. You'll have to buy a PC drive, which costs more and probably only goes up to 120GB or so.

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