1Tb 7g iPod Classic – Restore & Sync Video

1Tb 7g iPod Classic – Restore & Sync Video

Posted a new video – demonstrating the complete restore and sync of a 1Tb 7.5g iPod Classic.

I have done this many many times now with zero problems, so I thought this time I would make a video.

Syncing is done using iTunes 11, importantly I used the Apple Dual Firewire/USB Docking Lead, and the Apple 12V Firewire charger.

The firewire can supply enough power to the iPod while syncing that you do not have to worry about Power Loss Corruption issues which can occur while syncing mSata drive based iPods. The iPod USB Charge circuit cannot supply enough power to the mSata during syncing to stop the battery drain issues.

Equipment

  • iPod Classic (7.5g 160Gb Model PC297LL)
  • iFlash-Sata
  • Samsung 840EVO 1Tb mSata
  • Apple 12V Firewire Charger
  • Apple Dual Firewire/USB Docking Lead

Stats

Tracks Sync’d:  49995 Tracks

Data Sync’d:   907Gb Transfered

Time Taken: Restore to Sync to Eject  approx. 11 hours

 

Click on video settings to select the 1080p HD version.

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126 thoughts on “1Tb 7g iPod Classic – Restore & Sync Video

  1. Ryan

    Mark, you may have hit the track limit. Are you using iTunes or a 3rd party program like Rockbox? If using iTunes I would assume you hit the track limit. I know this sucks but delete 5k-10k tracks and see if that makes a difference.

  2. Mark

    I built my unit using parts. However the screen just goes white (or grey). The logic boatd is a 7G I once had working with a 1TB. The screen, I was told by the vendor, is 7G. What went wrong?

  3. Mark

    Bare with me a bit. What is the minimum setup to get a beep in Win10. If I connect a logic board without a screen to WIN10 that used to work fine, will it be recognized as a non-functioning ipod?

  4. Matt Glad

    I’ve been messing around with a 500gb and yes there seems to be a limit driven by songs/ library file size. I’m sitting on c65k tunes, c 370gb storage used and a library file of 108MB.
    At that level, it’s on the edge of breaking down, e.g. it crashes when you shuffle from the entire library, but not from a smaller sub-playlist/ genre/ artist etc.
    Going above that, e.g. to 470 gb storage used, it pretty much crashes and needs a hard reboot the whole time, and may need total rebuild as well.
    Hope this helps
    M

  5. Support Post author

    @ Robert – It is not set in stone, it all depends on the library itself and the amount of meta-data within the iTunes database, the working range we have seen is around 40,000 to 65,000 tracks. 1Tb makes more sense for people who have very high bitrate or lossless files – ~4 minute lossless ALAC can easily exceed 30MB filesize.

  6. Robert

    Am I correct that for a 7G Classic, the song limit of ~ 50,000 is set in stone? So realistically it’s not necessary to install more than a 500GB drive as much of a 1TB drive would never be used? (for 49995 tracks, 907 GB above, that comes to 18.1 MB per track.)

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