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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

What are the upgrade limits of each generation of the iPod classic?

Text:

Hi,

First ever time posting on here!

Collectively i have learnt lots from articles and questions before on here so hopefully someone will have an answer for me..

I am in the process of upgrading an iPod 7th generation to use an SDXC memory source with the help of an iFlash board. I am aware of iTunes related limitations with the older generations and wondered if anybody has information on what limits Apple installed onto each logic board variant.

For example I am reliably informed that iTunes will tend to only detect upto {50,000 songs or 120GB even if the new storage memory is say 250+GB}.

Simply the internet tells me that the 7th generation 160GB seems to not be limited and you can see lots of example on Ebay of models with storage of 500+GB.

And before anybody suggest it, no I don't want to use Rockbox :)

Cheers,

Greg

Device:

iPod Classic

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Greg Harper ,

Title:

What are the upgrade limits of each generation of the iPod classic?

Text:

Hi,

First ever time posting on here!

Collectively i have learnt lots from articles and questions before on here so hopefully someone will have an answer for me..

I am in the process of upgrading an iPod 7th generation to use an SDXC memory source with the help of an iFlash board. I am aware of iTunes related limitations with the older generations and wondered if anybody has information on what limits Apple installed onto each logic board variant.

For example I am reliably informed that iTunes will tend to only detect upto {50,000 songs or 120GB even if the new storage memory is say 250+GB}.

Simply the internet tells me that the 7th generation 160GB seems to not be limited and you can see lots of example on Ebay of models with storage of 500+GB.

And before anybody suggest it, no I don't want to use Rockbox :)

Cheers,

Greg

Device:

iPod Classic

Status:

open