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  • ithinkitisayit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll probbably take it to the Apple store later today, since I'll be in that area anyways.


    I don't think my iPod will work as an iPod, but that's fine with me (I have an iPod Touch anyways. I just thought it might be cool to use my old iPod Classic as an external hard drive.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    If the iPod is misbehaving then it won't work reliably as an external drive either.



  • Eduardo92_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey! I'm having trouble with my iPod Classic (Built 2011). I think the HD is nearly dead, look at these numbers taken from the HD S.M.A.R.T. test:


    Retracts: 53.

    Reallocs: 16376.

    Pending Sectors: 0.

    PowerOn Hours: 545.

    Start/Stops: 19443.

    Temp: Min 19c.

    Temp: Max 54c.


    Since buying a new Classic here in my country is really expensive, what model of HD would you suggest? If it can be found on Amazon would be very nice.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    That's a fair number of reallocs, but if none are pending then you may well still have some further use out of the device. If it isn't working now try the DFU restore method shown in Corrupt iPod classic, load it up with songs and see how you get on. If it works, great! If it freezes up and the stats get worse then it is probably time to retire it. FYI anything over 50c has the potential to permanently damage the drive. If you don't fancy buying a replacement device you could investigate having the hard drive replaced instead, or even do it yourself.



  • Eduardo92_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just synced my iPod, took about 6hrs and it synced 9511 from 9546 songs. I'm currently using it on my Speaker Dock and it sounds fine, plays whole songs without jumping or skipping (There are songs where it didn't showed the artwork). However, I'll buy a new HD just in case. S.M.A.R.T. data is the same since last check.


    On the temp. I've got another Classic (HD is fine, 0 Reallocs & Pending Sectors) and the stats show max temp also at 54c. I'll try not to leave them in my bag all the time.


    Thanks for your help, I'm really grateful.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    You're welcome.



  • Avery1994 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My 80gb iPod Classic has been freezing halfway through the sync, forcing me to restart iTunes with the task manager and ejecting my iPod through My Computer. I broke up the sync into smaller portions, formatted my iPod, attmped the recovery of bad sectors, scanned it with my anitvirus, you name it I tried it.  After I checked it in Diagnostics mode, here are my stats:


    Retracts: 126

    Reallocs: 507

    Pending Sectors: 56

    PowerOn Hours: 1332

    Start/Stops: 447

    Temp: Current 24C

    Temp: Min 15C

    Temp: Max 47C


    I'm definitely not a computer savvy person, especially with Apple products, considering my iPod is the only Apple product I have, and have only had it for a year.  But based on other users' results, I don't think my numbers are looking too good.  I bought my iPod used from Gamestop, so is there anything I can do, or should I start putting some money back for a new iPod?

  • fabelfroh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It looks like your hd is about to fail.


    If you feel up to it you can buy one of those ZIF to compact flash adaptors for a few bucks and connect a compact flash card to it. I've done this for an earlier model (with ATA/IDE) and it works great. Of course, you need to open your ipod for this.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    Try the DFU restore method shown in Corrupt iPod classic to see if you can get the pending sectors cleared out. Unless there are damaged areas of the disc that have yet to be discovered that should enable you to get some more use out of it. Probably wouldn't hurt to start planning for its replacement.



  • alinBOGDAN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    I want to buy a used ipod classic 7th gen, and i want to ask you how these data looks like:


    Retracts;      3

    Reallocs: 0

    Pending Sectors: 0

    PowerOn Hours: 80

    Start/Stops: 11304

    Temp: Current 28C

    Temp: Min 55C

    Temp: Max 250C


    by the way, its the 160gb hdd



    thanks in advance


  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    The temperatures are a bit off which suggests something has gone wrong at some point... My worry would be that the SMART stats had been reset.



  • alinBOGDAN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And if the smart data have been reset, isn't suppose to reset de temps too?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    I don't know... I just recall a thread a long time ago where someone used a SMART reset tool in the hope that it would make their iPod better (it didn't). I don't recall what values it was able to adjust.



  • xzdmanxz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello i've been having similiar problems, my classic is freezing while syncing.



    Reatracts: 7

    Reallocs: 1816

    Pending Sectors: 120

    PowerOn Hours: 1881

    Start/Stops: 28000

    Temp: Current 24c

    Temp: min 0c

    Temp: Max 55c


    Can you please help or tell me if my ipod should be replaced or can be repaired it's a 2007 model so it's been through the ringer but i have always tried to take care of it. I thought it was the AAC formating for my songs on Itunes so I recently coverted all my songs to MPEG.


    When i sync it'll stop randomly, on the actul ipod it will say conected but on the computer it will say syncing. I've had this long enough to know that isn't right. I've reset it via itunes and on the actual device it self, but the first couple tries via itunes it said data was corrupt.


    Any help would be highly appreciated, Denali.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,390 points)

    I can only suggest you attempt to reformat and reload it a few times. If the pending sectors become reallocated, and you can fill up the device successfuly without discovering new faults or it freezing when you may have a bit more life from it. Otherwise it is probably time to replace it.



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