28 August 2006

iPod 4th Generation / photo

Model: 4G/photo B&W screen on the older versions. Color screen with photo viewer on iPod Photo.

Original Capacity: 20, 30, 40, 60 GB

Connection: FireWire or USB

Original Hard Drive Model(s):

Compatible Hard Drive Model(s):



At 12/12/06 14:59, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my 4th generation ipod (grayscale display) had a Toshiba MK4006GAH harddrive.

At 12/5/07 15:45, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mine ($G greyscale) had a Toshiba MK404GAH 40GB drive

At 2/1/08 17:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my 60Gb 4th gen photo has a (clicking) MK6006GAH... looking for acceptable substitutions... not sure if MK8009GAH will be a possible swap (used in 5G players).

At 2/1/08 17:46, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the next website in my search provided all needed info. MK8007GAH is the biggest Toshiba drive for the 4G player. very good article > http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/11/upgrading-ipod-hard-drives/

At 13/1/08 04:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got a 4th gen from my friend he told me the hard drive was bad. it turned on and displayed the sad ipod icon. what hard drives 30-40 gig are compatible with the 4th gen

At 6/5/08 13:43, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5/6/08 00:43, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4th Generation iPods can use drives from 5GB up to 80GB that have the pin style connector, not the ZIF.

4th Gen iPods can also use any Toshiba drive that ends in 004 or 006, such as MK4004GAH, MK2006GAL, MK2006GALC, MK3006GAL, MK4006GAL, etc.

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 14/3/09 03:20, Blogger irepair said...

It's worth adding that if your iPod refuses to go into Disk Mode and you hear a noticeable clicking sound the problem might just be corrosion on the HDD cable and will need cleaned periodically.

ipod hard drive


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