iPOD and SDHC – SDXC cards

iPOD and SDHC – SDXC cards


For some time many people have wanted to use my iFlash iPod CF adapter with the new generation of large format SD memory cards. SDHC and SDXC are the new generation of SD cards which are cheaper and have capacities of upto 256Gb and growing.

SDXC 7g and 256Gb PNY

SDXC Installation


7g 256Gb About Screen

7g and 256Gb PNY

Installation is simple, the iFlash is first installed – then install the SD card in to your SD-CF Adapter – finally insert the whole thing in to the iFlash, ready to restore the iPod.

SDHC and SDXC which cards to get

So far all the SDHC and SDXC cards I tested worked ok, so it is looking likely that majority of the SD cards out there will work ok.

In terms of card speed, one user has reported issues playing FLACS with a Class 4 card. I would suggest you want a minimum of a Class 6 card with Class 10 the prefered option.

So far… working and tested in 5g / 6g / 7g iPods

iPod 5g with 256Gb PNY

iPod 5g with 256Gb PNY

The current compatibility list has been moved to the iFlash-Bundle product page.



269 thoughts on “iPOD and SDHC – SDXC cards

  1. Brent

    Sorry, I should include I am trying it on 2 different A1136 5.5th gen iPod Video 80GB models from that last post.

  2. Brent

    I have tried 2 SanDisk cards and both are crapping out on me. I have a 128GB Ultra Micro SD (533x) which will not install after going thru the steps and a SanDisk Ultra Plus 64GB (x533) that i keep getting error 1429 when trying to restore it. I’ve tried following the steps from Apple Support and still get the same result. Any thoughts??

  3. Support Post author

    @Cho – Micro SDXC work but you have to be careful where you buy them as many high capacity cards (64gb+) can be fake.

  4. Peter

    I’ve used the iflash sd to cf adapter in some of the old iPods.

    Works straight into a iPod mini 1st and 2nd gen without an adapter. Tested by me up to 128gb
    Works in 4th gen and 4th photo with an IDE to cf adapter. Tested up to 64gb by me. Going to try 128gb this week.
    Works in 3rd gen iPod. With IDE to cf adapter. It’s a tricky install process but well worth is as solid as a rock once in. Tested up to 32gb so far. Going to test 128gb this week.

    I’ll see if I can post a few pictures

    Sd to cf adapter is a great piece of kit.

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