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Toshiba 240GB 1.8" MK2431GAH Hard Drive

by Toshiba
3.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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Toshiba 240gb ZIP Pata 1.8" Hard Drive new, 1 year Warranty

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  • ASIN: B009A6PT9M
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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Ipod video is easy to upgrade. Popped open the case, removed old drive and inserted 240gb drive with ease. Purchased from gloebay - very very pleased.
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I upgraded my 160 Gb iPod with this 240 Gb hard drive. I changed it myself and it's working just fine and now I have 50% more capacity. The only extra thing I had to do was to buy a thicker back plate.
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Purchased this as an upgrade for my iPod 5th Gen. and experienced increased speed as well as triple the space from my old 80GB unit. Very pleased with this purchase!
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I'm having a hard time deciding whether to give this drive four or five stars. The reasons I might choose four are:

* not very fast
* not all controllers will handle IDE/PATA drives over 128GB

But these "problems" are not really problems with the drive. The speed of the drive is published and well known. The limitation of some controllers has nothing to do with the drive, but it's something that a potential buyer should be aware of.

In any case, I bought this to put in an external enclosure. I have five such enclosures, and, depending on the controller, it's not possible to access more than 128GB on some of them. One that works has a Genesys Logic controller. But others with an InitIO controller don't work. Unfortunately, when you buy an enclosure, you don't know what kind of controller it has. I bought two of Importer520 USB Aluminum Enclosure Case for 1.8-inch 1.8" ZIF LIF (iPod) Hard Drive Enclosure Case for Toshiba Hitachi Seagate Samsung Drives with ZIF-40 Connector, and one has a Genesys that works, the other has an InitIO that doesn't. So I use it with the Genesys as a very compact backup drive, and I'm very pleased.

I recommend that if you have a controller that won't access over 128GB, it might be worth trying to replace the controller before returning this drive, since, if you can get it to work, it's an excellent product.
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By Bilblog on February 16, 2013
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I installed this in an iPod Video, Gen. 5.

It works well and was easy to install. Shows 223Gb usable space, which is what I expected.
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Picked this up to have a friend build me a monster iPod classic. Once it was all said and done I have an insane amount of space for my music and the ability to import it at higher quality. I have had it in steady use in my car with over 9000 songs on shuffle for more than 6 months. The drive works great.
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I've had a 6th generation 120gb iPod for about 7 years now, and I finally built up my music collection to about 140gb. I thought about buying a 7th generation 160gb iPod and then I realized that this HDD can be used with the 7th generation motherboard... and that the 7th generation motherboard fits into a 6th generation iPod.

Anyway, I purchased this, and a 7th generation motherboard (from eBay) and installed them both (please note that other parts are needed for the complete upgrade including thick battery, headphone jack, and case). The final product is a 7th generation 240gb iPod that functions exactly as a 7th generation apple iPod would. The complete overhaul of a 6th generation iPod cost about $170, and if you would like to upgrade a 7th generation iPod it should "only" cost $115 because you do not need to replace the motherboard. These both seem pretty cheep compared to how much these sell for on eBay pre built.

All-in-all I am happy with this product and there are many ways to use it in an iPod.
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I read several reviews from people who changed the original 160GB HD with this 240GB HD, so, since my original disk died, I gave it a try.
The first thing I noticed when removing the old HD was that it was thinner than this 240GB HD. Mine is a 7th Gen iPod Classic (Fall 2009).

I changed the disk myself (Thanks YouTube!) and it worked fine, even though I got an error message when trying to restore the system with iTunes the first time. I just erased (format) the disk with Disk Utility (Mac), and it worked the next time.

Of course, being thicker, the disk prevents the iPod to be closed again, so, for now, a rubber band does the trick to keep it all together.
Just found some posts talking about a thicker back plate, which I'll have to buy to fix this situation.

In summary, the 240GB HD is supported, be patient when replacing it and get a thicker back plate.
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