First Look: iFlash-Sata

First Look: iFlash-Sata

Just a brief look at my new product in my iFlash series.

While the iFlash enables the iPod to work with Compact Flash and SDXC cards, the new iFlash-Sata opens up all Sata based storage devices – mSata and externally powered Sata Hard drives and SSD drives.

The iFlash-Sata will work in the Video iPod (5g, 5.5g) and the newer Classics (6g, 6.5g, 7g).

Be warned the current crop of mSata drives are power hungry, so runtimes are not great compared to CF/SDXC – but still worth while if you must have a 1Tb iPod!

Here is some pictures of the mSata configuration.

iFlash-Sata Front

iFlash-Sata Front

iFlash-Sata side mSata

iFlash-Sata side mSata

iFlash-Sata Angled Shot

iFlash-Sata Angled Shot


234 thoughts on “First Look: iFlash-Sata

  1. Serge

    Hey guys, I had an mSata adapter previosusly and the SSD I’m using was fully recognised. Now my iPod sees it as a 128Gb one (half the capacity). Is there a chance something goes wrong? Thanks!

  2. Support Post author

    @Alexandro – Thanks for the feedback, yes the 860EVO are much better than the older 850EVO – less of the Power Loss Mode issues!!


    A very happy customer here! Well I used a Samsung 860EVO 500GB mSATA SSD and it worked just right!
    I read some posts about how to install the disk and some differ between them almost being esoteric, so I just opened the iPod classic 7th gen (lucky me!) then I replaced the HD with the iflash-SATA adapter with the SSD on it, then I connected to the MacBook Air, it recognised the SSD and said it needed to be initialised so I did, formatting it HFS+, then iTunes saw the iPod and asked to restore it, so I click yes and iTunes downloaded the last firmware and installed it, then one reboot and it was done.
    Then I used CarbonCopyCloner to restore a previous back-up of my 160GB iPod, almost 130GB of music! so after crossing my fingers everything went smoothly, then to stay in the safe side, I copied the remaining music but album by album until having 200GB (more or less) on the iPod and everything seems to be fine, I´ve noticed some alterations on the albums configuration (mixed songs on different albums and the like, but I´ll check on that someday with time to spare) I haven´t let my iPod to get low battery, but now reading that the EVO850 have some “low power loss prevention” issues, it almost gave me something until I checked the box and I´m using the EVO860 version, and it seems that support have tested them without any issues, so far this my experience, so now I do have an iPod Classic 7th gen 500GB and everything runs nice, the battery is the original the iPod came with. Next mod will be an iPod 5th gen 30GB with a 120GB SSD but that´ll be next month.

  4. Moma

    Disregard the last post so inoder to partition the disk I need to format it first right? It doesn’t allow me to shrink the disk. It only allows me to format it. Is this a good idea?

  5. Moma

    I have another question the video doesn’t really show how to partition the Drive. I already know how to intsall Rockbox the only problem is I don’t know how to partition the drive.

  6. Moma

    Hello I have installed Rockbox on my Ipod problem is it only read 124 gb. Did I do anything wrong during the installment? It still reads the limited space that itunes had originally.

  7. Moma

    Hello I have installed Rockbox to my Ipod classic the problem is my Ipod only reads 120gb and I installed the 1TB SSD is there something that I did wrong?

  8. Support

    Pleased to report the new Samsung 860EVO mSata drives, 500GB and 1TB have been tested and fully working with the iFlash-Sata (v7 or newer).

    While power consumption seems similiar to the 850EVO, it has a revised power loss mode – which (in our testing) means you should not see the red X when the iPod suffers battery or power loss issues.

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