Hi tt you really do seem to have this area covered taken me hrs to reach this level of detail after months of failed attempts but I think my stats look ominous?!
iPod classic about 4/5 yrs old 120gb
power on: 129
Current temp: 27C
Temp min: 4c
temp max:53 c
what do you think ? Time to move on?
& more importantly what should I do different - I wouldn't say I had been a heavy user is the stat stops a problem?
Any advice appreciated
I think it is safe to say the drive is borked
All hard drives fail eventually, sometimes they deteriorate quickly, sometimes slowly, but once they start to go wrong they'll only get worse. The drive isn't supposed to get over 50C, letting it get too hot at some point may have been the cause, or it could just have been knocked a little too hard one time when the drive was active. I'm not certain, but the high start/stop count may actually be a symptom rather than a cause.
Options are self-repair, third party service, replacing it with the same model, or moving on to something else. I have an iPhone these days and while I occasionally miss having instant access to the more obscure corners of my library the other features of iOS more than make up for it.
Thanks for the advice you've confirmed the inevitable - but I needed to hear it from someone a little more savvy than I!
Also have an iPhone but I'm greedy for space & that's been choca block for last yr or so & not quite doing enough storage wise h - time to update & replace the classic I think!
Hey tt2, can you help me make sense of these numbers?
Power on Hours:281
Temp current: 26 c
Temp min: 56c
the temperature values just dont make any sense to me at all. the issue that im having is that when i plug my ipod into my computer itunes doesnt recognize it and everything freezes up. it is a 160 gb classic and when itunes locks up it doesnt pop up with a notification box saying "the ipod "insert name's ipod" is corrupt" and when i go into my computer (running windows xp) my ipod appears as an ipod, not an unreadable disc as suggested happens with other corrupted ipods.. my device is not in disk mode and is functioning normally and smoothly when i am using it daily. so needless to say i am beyond confused right now.
Indeed the temperatures don't make sense, but that could still be the result of it getting too hot at some point. Processors tend to start behaving erratically. Try the DFU Restore method shown in Corrupt iPod classic.
hmm could it be that bonjour is not running properly in the backround? or does that not have anything to do with it? and judging by the stats on my hard drive would you say that is has failed or is on its way or is it okay? aside from the temp readings of course!
Starts/stops is high, but not a worry in itself. The reallocs & pendings are not too bad. There will be a problem connecting the device to iTunes if the critical database files or folder structures can't be read efficiently, so if the "pending" group includes something that iTunes wants to read it might explain the current difficulty. Reformating the device should fix the issue.
any help would be great. The smart data showed
pending sectors: 1688
poweron hours: 148
temp: current 35C
temp: min 5C
temp: max 55C
My ipod won't factory reset on itunes properly. It shows 0KB free, 0KB used