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format large harddrive (240gb) after upgrade

I've installed a 240GB hard drive in my Gen 5 Classic. How do you keep iTunes from formatting the drive to 120gb? And how do you fix it if it does?

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I built one of these last year and had similar issues. I can't remember whether I ever discovered why I kept getting an incorrect partition size or not.

However, I was able to get around the issue. The way I "fixed" it was by using Windows' "Disk Management" utility to delete the partition(s) and then reinstalling it into my iPod.If you're a Mac only guy you could use their "Disk Utility" application under "Applications/Utilities" to do the same thing.

I purchased one of those external 1.8" ziff drive enclosures for the drive I was replacing. So it was no problem for me to gain management access to the drive by simply installing it into this enclosure and plugging it into my PC.

I also can't remember whether I actually formatted the drive after creating a new, single partition or not.

This however was definately what I had to do in order for iTunes to gain full access to the entire drive.

If you take this approach, assemble your iPod without snapping it all back together so that if you do need to experiment, you want have so much trouble getting it back apart.

Also one thing I did that made it a bit more esthatecially pleasing and looking less dated was to start with a 6th generation iPod Classic 160gb. I used this rather than the 5th generation with the plastic facia. If you can find one on eBay that doesn't work for a good price, you may want to take that approach. You'll also need to buy the 5.5 generation motherboard, clickwheel with ribbon cable and clickwheel button. As well as the LCD with cable, as the 240gb drive will not work with the iPod 5.5 Classic MB. It'll only "see" one of the platters, not both. The 5.5 Classic MB will not work with the 5th generation LCD is why you'd have to purchase this as well.

I went ahead and purchased new Classic front and back panels so that when I was done it looked absolutely brand new.

Oh yea, while you have it all apart, I'd definately take the opportunity to replace the battery as well.

If you or anyone else is interested, here's the entire parts list if you want to build one totally from scratch. I believe iFixit has just about everything listed below.

Screw Set (10 screws)

Headphone Jack & Hold Switch, 160GB, Black

Clickwheel w/Ribbon cable, iPod Video, Black

Clickwheel Button, iPod Video, Black

Metal Framework, iPod Classic

iPod Classic Front/Back 160GB, Black

Toshiba 240GB HDD MK2431GAH

Battery 850mAh iPod Classic 160GB

80/120GB Hard Drive Cable

160GB Rubber shock-absorbing bumpers (sides & end)

iPod Video 5.5 Gen Logic Board

iPod Video 5.5 Gen LCD Screen

Hard Drive blue foam padding

Good luck.

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Windows disk management didn't work for me, so I rebooted into Mint (linux) and deleted the partition using gparted. If you don't have a dual boot machine, you could use the gparted live CD.

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I had this happen once or twice. If I remember right, I didn't have the hard drive ribbon cable seated quite correctly. Opened it back up, reseated it and was good to go. That's when I learned to not close it all back up until I had it all working.

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Thank you. I'm going to try but I double checked it and it was all the way in... I hope I didn't break it.

I'll tell you when it's done.

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Oh my GOD!!! I'm officially stupid. The HD was not plugged in the correct place.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Now I just have a little problem as iTunes only recognices the iPod as a 25gb one :(

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I see the problems you comented earlirer. It seems that itunes just recognices half of the HD (127Gb)...

But in the Disk manager does not appear any partition. I have tried to format it but it stays the same.

Did you manage to get it working? Thank you again for all your help.

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I used gparted linux (Mint 16) system to get it formatted to where iTunes would recognize the full capacity, then let iTunes reformat it its way through a restore. If you don't have a linux computer, you may be able to get a gparted live CD to work, or use a linux live CD.

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Sounds like you are hooking it up to a G4 machine. What are you using?

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A Gen 5 80GB iPod classic

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Hi what mayer wants to say is, if you use an Apple G4 for formatting the iPod, you might have problems with the limitations of these computer. Otherwise there should be no problem to format the drive to it's correct size. What drive did you use, the Toshiba MK2431GAH?

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I see. no, i've got a Dell desktop running windows vista.

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I don't do windows. But it may have the same limits the older Macs did. See if you can find a new machine to format it with.

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No, Vista shouldn't have such limitations. So what drive did you use?

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