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Build a 240GB iPod | StuffGeeksWant

240GB iPodApple did a funny thing last year when it updated its iPods: it replaced the 80GB and 160GB iPod Classic models with a single 120GB version. For media whores, this was simply unacceptable.

But you can right Apple’s wrong by putting together your very own 240GB iPod.

Start with a 60GB or 80GB 5th generation iPod (the model right before the Classic debuted, which was available in black or white). The 30/40GB versions are too thin, so don’t waste your time with those.

Crack the iPod open and swap out the hard drive inside for Toshiba’s newest 240GB 1.8-inch hard drive, which you can buy from Now Direct for about $200.

Think getting inside an iPod is tricky? It’s really not, provided you have the right tools and instructions. For both, turn to iFixit. First, buy yourself a new battery for $15, if only so you can get the 2 necessary spludger tools. Then follow their detailed hard drive replacement instructions.

It won’t be a walk in the park, but it’s not terribly difficult, either.

As a bonus, try to score a 5th generation iPod on eBay or Craigslist that has a broken hard drive—you might walk away with a 240GB iPod with a new hard drive and battery for about the same price as Apple charges for the new 120GB iPod.

Now that’s classic!.

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