Toshiba 240GB 1.8" MK2431GAH Hard Drive
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* 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.
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.
I only had to buy other back housing plate from ebay because this hdd is almost twice as thick as the original hdd (the original hdd has one plate while this one has two plates) from apple, but it was easy to change and it fit perfectly with the 240GB engraved back housing plate.
Just for you make some idea of the great capacity of this hdd, I had almost 20k songs in my ipod, mostly @320kbps, some tv series and even has some free space left.
It works well and was easy to install. Shows 223Gb usable space, which is what I expected.
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It was not fit with my Laptop , I returned , and I did not get my money backPublished 5 months ago by Hany (UAE)
Looks different form other Toshiba 1.8" drives I have, there is no color code on the side. Almos looks counterfeit. But works fine.
Looks good. Fit right up.
designed to work only with apple ipods. doesn't work with laptops because of file partition not compatible, older apple hard drives work fine with both.Published on September 8, 2013 by Alexander Watchman
I've had a 6th generation 120gb iPod for about 7 years now, and I finally built up my music collection to about 140gb. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by K. McCarthy
I purchased this drive as an upgrade to my Acer Aspire One which has zif cable connections. I could not insert the zif cable into this drive. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by texaslady