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60gb iPod won't keep songs on it.

I have a 60gb Ipod 5th gen Video. I replaced the hdd about 2 years ago from a 30gb to the new 60gb. But one day I connected to Itunes and it froze and I had to disconnect and then it showed no artists, albums, songs, playlists, etc... But in settings it showed it was still full! So after researching I reformated and add albums back and got half way then next day I started adding bigger chunks and it froze again and did it again! No artists, albums, songs etc etc!!! Is my hdd fried?!

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thejulianath20, did you get it fixed?


No it did not work... Boooo crappy little expensive stupid hard drives that only last no more than 2 years! I tried everything. I even put it into disk mode and reformated, then scan disk twice. Still after adding half full and then waiting a day and trying to add more albums it froze again and wiped the hdd! The ipod under settings>about> said it was 3/4 full but there were NO songs at all! I bet that hdd was used and not new! Stupid liars on Ebay! Why are these tiny small gb size hdds so ^*** much money?! I can buy 2TeraBytes for the same price!


Yes, it is size that matters. There is an awful lot in those little drives that make them relatively expensive. a drive for your iPod is around $60 on ebay and if you get 2 yrs out of it you are looking at $2.50 a month to have a pretty good MP3 player. I do not think that there is anything as inexpensive with that capacity out there that is as good. Give it a try and get it back on the road...:-)


What exactly do you mean, "There is an awful lot in those little drives"? Those drives are just hard drives, a normal little laptop platter disc hard drive, not even solid state!


Yes but compared to the full size drives its micro mechanics. These drives were strictly meant to function in consumer electronics only and do take a bit more abuse than any other HDD that I have in my possession. You are of course right, not being solid state etc. As those drives will come down in price one will see a further increase in replacement drives for the older generation iPod.


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thejulianath20, try to run your iPod as a hard drive remember that windows comes with its own build in drive checker;-) I am sure Mac OS does to, but I do not know anything about that. Anyhow try this

1. On My Computer, select the disk drive that you want to diagnose and repair.

2. Right click on it, select Properties

3. Go to Tools tab.

4. Click on the "Check Now" button under "Error Checking Status".

5. Choose either "Automatically fix file system errors" or "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors."

6. Then click on Start.

After that you can try to see if you have better luck with your iPod. My gutfeeling says that it is probably time to reformat, map bad sectors, try to restore under iTunes. If this should not work, double check your dock connector for corrosion, bend pins and debris. After that, it might just be time to replace your drive and hard drive cable.

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I have already reformated twice in the last month. It didn't help.


Did you check for bad sectors on it? Try scandisk if you have Windows OS. Not sure what you use for the Mac. If that does not help it is probably time for a new drive. Do you have a Zif-to-USB adapter? Try the HDD as a external drive and see what it does.


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