One Terabyte Ipod!

i want to take a regular 3.5" hard drive and make a franken- pod of sorts using an ipod. basically, replace an ipod's hard drive with a terabyte hard drive.
its a basic concept i know it can be done  here is a link to one that has been done. but im surprised across the whole internet i could only find one or two...

http://www.command-tab.com/2005/03/13/ipod-super/

i can get a new Western Digital terabyte hard drive here- this is an ebay link so i dont know if it will work very well...

http://cgi.ebay.com/new-Western-Digital-1-terabyte-tb-WD-internal-3-5-hdd-/270666732766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f04fe94de

i know this franken-pod will be a bit of a brick, but im fine with that. 
i plan on using this in my truck to play through the stereo, and having it portable for long trips/ other cars etc...


QUESTIONS-

-can it be done?
-im sure the power from the ipod internal battery will be insufficient... what can i do about this?
-when this franken-pod is wired up correctly, will it just be a matter of plugging it into itunes and formatting the drive? or do i need to use windows to format the drive to FAT32 or whatever the ipod drives are then letting itunes format it again and add the firmware?

help me out please!


MartinF33 years ago

Get a ZIF to msata adapter ( about 10 bucks on Ebay ) and a Samsung MZ-MTE1T0BW 1Tb msata SSD ( About $450.00 ) drive and it will all fit in an Ipod classic.

crapflinger6 years ago
they make mobile hard drives that will act like a disk changer in your car. depending on the make/model of your head unit it might already be compatible.


or, you can get a head unit with a USB port that's capable of doing MP3 playback and such (they have them at wal-mart, so....pretty much ubiquitous at this point) and just get a 1tb external HD to plug into it.