Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

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Can upgrade from 30gb to 160gb?

I know it is possible to upgrade my ipod video 5th generation from 30gb to 80gb. But, Can I upgrade it to a large HD than 80GB? Something like 120gb or 160gb?

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jalandiso, yes you can. "The 5th gen Classic drive is interchangeable but beware that the 30GB use a slim drive. It's a 5mm drive, there are also 8mm drives out there. So what you need to look out for is the thickness of the drive. If you get a thicker drive you will require a deeper rear panel, a new head phone jack since the cable has to be longer as well as a new battery for the same reason You will also need the rubber bumpers from the bigger drive as well. There is a 240GB drive out that will fit your iPod. read more about that on here. The 160GB are available on ebay for around $80. Always get a new HDD cable as well. Use this guide to give you an idea of how to do it. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Thanks a lot for your fast and clear answer.

I'll try to find one of 160GB on change it.

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Thank you for accepting my answer. All the best to you and your iPod and do not hesitate to ask if you need any help.


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I just did it. I purchased the 160gb hard drive here. Toshiba 160gb thin. I was planning to replace the HD on my 7gen classic and i messed up the battery connector. So I got my 30gb 5gen and open it up exchange the HD and i also used the back plate from my 7gen cause of the battery. It worked perfect. I just finished it and decided to post this. Nothing to it. After you're done plug it into iTunes and restore it. Done

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