iFlash-Dual – uploaded some videos…

iFlash-Dual – uploaded some videos…

Posted a couple of videos on the iFlash-Dual, one quick overview of the board and the second is an installation video using my new Kingston 512Gb and the PNY 256Gb cards.





114 thoughts on “iFlash-Dual – uploaded some videos…

  1. Ryan Rood

    Have tried a new ribbon cable or made sure the current one is seated all the way? What two sd cards are you using? Are they in the list of testes sd cards that are proven to work?

  2. Alexandros

    Tried everyting and still getting X when connecting the iflash Dual SD to my ipod . Even when i try DFU restore , itunes start to restore and then nothing , no error message or something else . can someone help me ?

  3. John Schneider

    Thanks @Tarkan and @Ryan for the quick replies.
    One more question. Regarding using the 512Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY Elite Performance cards, I’m assuming it would be best to format them as FAT32 as described in the https://www.iflash.xyz/prepare-sdxc-exfat-for-use-with-the-ipod/ guide? That guide specifically mentions cards that are 64gb and above. Its no big deal for me as I already have the card reader and the expertise. There’s no downside to doing this, correct? I’m a bit wary of trusting the ExFAT format based on what @Tarkan said in that guide.
    And yes, I’m very familiar with the fake cards and USB sticks. I’ve been using the scan utility from RMPrepUSB for many years. I haven’t personally run into any issues with cards or sticks as I only buy name-brand.
    Looking forward to @Tarkan getting more of the iFlash-Duals at the end of the month!

  4. Ryan

    From a price standpoint SSD would be cheaper. For a 1tb Samsung msata I usually pay about $330. For two 512gb PNY cards the cheapest I’ve see is $200-$215 each. So that’s a $70-$100 savings there. Ssd is also faster but personally I don’t think to a point that is really that noticeable. Looking at it through power consumption 2 sd cards would be better than an msata. On a personal note I have encountered more problems with msata. Those problems have been few and far between though but still is something to consider. Also if you go the sd card route make sure you test the cards and make sure they are not fake. These Chinese knockoffs are getting into legit stores like Walmart Best Buy and Amazon. What they do is take like a 2gb sd card and code them so your computer recognizes as a larger drive. Once you hit the actually 2gb limit though the card throws errors. I use H2testw to test. What it does is right 1MB blocks of data to the device and reads them back. If there are any missing it will tell you it’s counterfeit card. Good luck.


    I’m going on 2 years with this set up and it’s going strong. 512 GB strong. I have yet to fill my iPod.

  6. Support

    @John – Quite a few people run that combination and for 1TB it is prefered over mSata. If it does not have to be 1TB and you would be happy with 800GB, 4x 200GB in the iFlash-Quad is also quite good as the Sandisk 200GB MicroSD tend to be quite cheap.

  7. John Schneider

    @Tarkan – Going to upgrade my MC293 7g Classic 160gb (late 2009) and had a question. I see that you have achieved a 1tb iPod using an SSD. Couldn’t the same be accomplished using this iFlash-Dual and two 512gb flash cards? I’m looking specifically at the 512Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY Elite Performance cards. Any pros/cons to doing this over the SSD solution? If money were no object and you were going to do one for a friend/family member, which way would you go?
    Thank You

  8. maingeyy

    @ Tarkan,, still cconfused. what is largest size I can put in 5G ipod 30 GB? I have two 256GB SD cards ready too go and was about to buy the iflash dual.

  9. Lauren Glenn

    If you can open up your iPod Classic to get this installed, you can buy an iPod Classic mainboard and get it installed with minimal effort. Do a search for iPod 2.0.5 on eBay (or 2.0.4 if you can’t find the 2.0.5).

    I took out a 2.0.1 and replaced it with a 2.0.5 — had minor issues with the clickwheel but that was my fault. If you boot up the iPod and some of the clickwheel buttons don’t work (center button, menu button, etc.), then you damaged the click wheel and need a new one. Yes, the buttons aren’t actually part of the click wheel assembly, but that’s what the problem is (from what I found out the hard way when I got mine and found a crack on the ribbon cable. $10 later, I ended up with a good click wheel on eBay from a US seller.

    But now I have 400GB on a 2.0.5 and it runs really well….

  10. Lauren Glenn

    iPod FW 2.0.4 is the 7th generation model. 2.0.5 is the last 7th generation made (7.5). I think they said the only upgrade was because of the sound chip used from what I remember.

    So these two units can take larger capacities since the 2.0.4 was the 160GB model (single platter). All versions prior to that can only go to 128GB when it’s the 6th generation.

  11. Mario Basister

    Hi, on the video your ipod FW version is 2.0.4. I thought this version of iPod can only support up to 128GB of storage unless Rockbox is installed. It is only giving me 128GB when I used my iFlash quad with 800GB of total storage.

  12. Tim

    @Tarkan Please release the Hybrid (2 SD + 2 to 4 Micro SD) iFlash board already brother. Some of us Rockboxed iPod users want to go beyond 1TB or have the ability to achieve 1TB at a better price. 🙂

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