I have a device which I have cherished for many years. It took the place of a huge notebook of compact discs and allowed me to effortlessly tote my entire music collection around the United States and overseas. Unfortunately, my great companion came with a hard drive that started clicking over a year ago and started having to be restored, as of last week.
Since my iPod Classic had seen me on so many journeys and kept me company through countless hours using various mowers and other power equipment, I decided to rescue my buddy from the afterlife. I found a guy in the United Kingdom that makes an adapter that one can use to remove the hard from an iPod Classic and replace it with an SD Card.
So, nothing comes without a downside in reviving old tech. This model only supports 128 gigabytes with the SD conversion, so I gave up 32 gigabytes of storage. The upside is that there are now no moving parts inside the iPod and it should last me for a very long time. Long enough for my kids to call it my antique music player. I like to think of it like my Walkman from the early 2000’s.
Incidentally, the real upside is that now that I know I can successfully pull off this upgrade, I will be able to convert my last generation iPod Classic to SD. The good news there? Those can recognize up to a Terabyte of SD memory. Everything the iPod was meant to be and nothing that it wasn’t.