28 August 2006

iPod 3rd Generation

Model: 3G

Original Capacity: 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 GB

Connection: FireWire (USB for syncing only)

Original Hard Drive Model(s):
10
15- Toshiba MK2004GAL
20- Toshiba MK2004GAL
30- Toshiba MK3004GAH
40- Toshiba MK4004GAH

Compatible Hard Drive Model(s):
As above.

The MK2006GAL may also possibly be fitted to the 3G, but will cause loss of Firewire compatibility. NOT CHECKED!

Notes:
30 and 40GB drives require deeper back plates.

I had a 3G 30Gb iPod with a Toshiba MK3004GAH fitted. This went faulty so I successfully replaced it with a 15Gb Toshiba MK2004GAL.

2 Comments:

At 5/6/08 00:46, Anonymous mark said...

3rd Generation iPods can use any of the 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40GB Toshiba pin type 1.8" drives that end in 004, such as MK2004GAL, MK3004GAL, MK1504GAL, etc. DO NOT USE the MK2006GAL, MK2006GALC, MK3006GAL or MK4006GAL in a 3rd gen iPod as not all 3rd Gen iPods support these drives, and if you plug one into an iPod that does not, you may quickly fry the drive.

Also, drives must be partitioned and formatted prior to installing into the iPod. This can be done using an appropriate adapter and any version of DOS, Windows, FreeDOS, etc. Use a FAT32 type format.

If your dead drive is a "clicker", there are two probably causes.
1. Your drive has been dropped or otherwise received a significant impact. This has knocked the head servo out of alignment so the heads just click back and forth.
2. You have a bad voltage regulator on your iPod system board. Get this checked out BEFORE spending any money on a replacement drive as any new drive you put in an iPod with a bad VR will also become a clicker in short order.

 
At 7/11/11 16:15, Anonymous Armand Magsamen said...

Indeed, the iPod 3rd Gen has a lot of advantages compared to the previous models. After all, it is the third generation of its kind. Steve Jobs did a great job of coming up with this idea.

 

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