Launched: iFlash-Dual – The iPod dual SD adapter

Launched: iFlash-Dual – The iPod dual SD adapter

Proud to announce my latest product in the successful iFlash adapter range.

The iFlash-Dual, is a newly designed native SD adapter for the iPod. With the unique feature of allowing the use of 1 SD card or 2 SD cards in JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) mode.

iFlash-Dual Angle Top iFlash-Dual Zif Connector iFlash-Dual Dual SD Slots

There is no switch or adjustment, the iFlash-Dual seamlessly switches from single SD mode to Dual SD mode fully automatically. Just insert a second SD card and restore/sync the iPod to see the new enlarged capacity.

As the iFlash-Dual utilises JBOD you are free to mix your cards, it has even been engineered to allow the use of different makes and models together, to provide maximum flexibility : 256Gb + 256Gb to get a 512Gb iPod, or how about 64Gb + 256Gb to achieve 320Gb, and for those on a tight budget 64Gb + 128Gb for a 192Gb iPod, and many more combinations.

iFlash-Dual 384Gb iPod

iFlash-Dual, How about 384Gb?

384Gb iPod About Screen

384Gb iPod About Screen

384Gb iPod iTunes Screen

384Gb iPod iTunes Screen

With smart power management you get the best runtimes even when running two SD cards, on average there is only 20% difference in runtimes between Single card use and Dual card use. Read my runtime/power consumptions article.

iPod and SD card compatiblity is the same as the existing iFlash-Bundle.

Shipping is scheduled to start from 1st October 2015.

More information on the iFlash-Dual product page.

Can be ordered now at the Store.

183 thoughts on “Launched: iFlash-Dual – The iPod dual SD adapter

  1. Dave

    @Support Thanks for your response. AH, OK I see. So I could have 128gb of memory but will only be able to hold so many tracks? So when people are installing crazy-huge capacity storage its more than likely that they are using FLAC, or similar?

  2. Support

    @Dave – The 6g iPods are the only ones limited to 128Gb. There are limits to the library / tracks due to the database size vs iPod memory (RAM). More info can be found here.

  3. Dave

    I am super confused by all of this (to an extent). I have a 5.5 gen iPod Classic with 80gb of storage and am in need of much more storage (and no moving parts). I have looked a lot into the possibility of installing a SSD but there’s lots of info out there saying I could run into trouble if my iTunes library is too big or has too much metadata, yada yada yada…
    Anyway, hoping someone can clear things up. The compatibility chart shows no iPod being able to handle more than 128gb… so how does the iFlash Dual method work in that case, if we hope to use two high capacity SD cards together? Also is re-formatting after installation an issue?

  4. Support

    @Mark – The 5g/5.5g iPods use 3 times the power compared to the 7g, runtimes are much lower – Is the battery you are using the slim OEM battery (which is around 550mAh regardless of any battery seller claims), then that runtime is about right for lossless playback.

    One thing worth trying as the 5g’s can get buggy with large playlists, is do the test with a smaller playlist say around 2000 tracks.

  5. Mark Bennett

    I have a gen5.5 iPod 80GB that I have upgraded with the SD-Dual adapter and a single Kingston 512GB SDXC card. It all seems to be working fine but I have a query about expected battery life.

    Starting with a fully-charged battery, I have set it to play random tracks out of a playlist consisting of just under 10,000 ALAC tracks. It was running with some iPhone headphones with volume roughly at halfway up the volume scale.

    On the battery that was in the iPod when I bought it (not convinced it is an original battery and it has no markings) I got about 11 hours run time. Thinking that I should expect better than this (based on the battery life article, although admittedly that was with a 7g iPod), I bought and fitted a new battery (which claims to be 700mAh). On testing I am seeing a similar battery life/run-time.

    So, is ~11hours run time under these conditions about right for this generation of iPod, or should I expect more and have I been sold a duff battery?

    (Actually, 11 hours is probably fine for me in 99% of cases – I was just expecting more.)

  6. Support

    @Louis – The cards you have are fake – no such thing as 512Gb MicroSD cards. They are more than likely 4Gb/8Gb cards that have been reprogrammed to appear as 500Gb plus.

  7. Louis


    Does / Can the iFlash-Dual work with two 512gb microsd cards (adapter)? iTunes recognizes the Ipod classic gen 6 with 999GB but the sync process seems to freeze / crash, then the space shows up taken on iTunes.


  8. Bruno

    And what about Samsung evo 850 1tb in the iFlash-SATA? Why it doesn’t work? I didn’t find 840 version for sale. I think it was discontinued.

  9. rubeN

    Samsung came out with a 256GB uSD not too long ago I believe. Don’t waste your money on that fake stuff that’s out there.

  10. Martin

    An update on the issues I’m having with my iflash-dual (2 x 256gb cards, Ipod Classic 7th gen): ipod connects and syncs to iTunes without issue. Playing tracks via the ipod’s headphone output also works perfectly. The problems only occur when taking an output from the 30 pin connector. Plugging the ipod into the usb input on my Marantz AV receiver works perfectly (it is designed to play from an ipod and shows track details and album art on screen). Connecting to the usb input on my Sony car stereo (which works perfectly with my old Ipod video) results in random connection loss. Same thing with my Monitor Audio A100 (basically a small amplifier with usb ipod connectivity). It seems to me that it could be that 470GB is simply too much for some devices to cope with? There doesn’t appear to be an issue with the 30 pin connector itself. I might try replacing the ribbon connector between the iflash-dual and motherboard (you never know) but otherwise I’m stumped. Any suggestions?

  11. Peter

    While the quad-micro-sd adaptor provides more flexibility and choice of media to use (which is nice), it doesn’t, with current pricing, much change the bang-for-buck ratio or the maxium possible storage size.
    Occurs to me though that a 6 or 8 micro sd adaptor, while still being about the same cost/Gb, would allow even larger storage than is currently achievable.
    just saying!

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