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  • Christine Altieri Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    regarding this:

     

    Start/Stops: 894

     

    I just checked mine and it has 10,484.  What does this mean?  My ipod is about 4 yrs old.  Thanks.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (58,200 points)

    It is supposed to be the number of times the motor that spins the disc has been started. Typically the drive will be run each time you play a new song, explore the playlists, or update the device. During playback when the remainder of the song has been loaded into memory the drive will spin down to use less power. There is no good or bad value for this statistic per se, but I suppose it gives some idea of how heavily the device has been used.

     

    tt2

  • Christine Altieri Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    awesome, thanks.

  • praisehimalwayz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so i tried the diagnostic thing and it didn't really do anything because my ipod won't connect to my computer. its a 5th gen ipod classic and the usb port for it just stopped working. i tried it with many different computers and it won't respond. i tried testing it but everytime i plugged it in, it didn't respond then either. the only thing i can do with it is to charge it with the firewire port but i can't restore it or put anything on it either. please help!!!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (58,200 points)

    The diagnostic thing works without being connected. Have you inspected the port for dirt etc. A tiny scrap of paper once stopped mine from connecting. Or the port may really be damaged in which case it might be time to retire this unit.

     

    tt2

  • praisehimalwayz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah i did the diagnostic thing but it just told me that i wasn't connected but that didn't really help. so r u saying there might b no hope for my ipod??

  • praisehimalwayz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    weird thing is though that itresponds to the firewire but not the usb...

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (58,200 points)

    Please read the instructions again. You need to do a manual test and should be able to get the HDD stats.

     

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  • BunnySlippersMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Retracts: 25

    Reallocs: 1392

    Pending Sectors: 144

    PowerOn Hours: 2374

    Start/Stops: 59921

    Temp: current 25c

    Temp: min 1c

    Temp: max 54c

     

    Is my hard drive pretty much dead? My iPod is barely 2 years old

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (58,200 points)

    I think so. You could try a format & restore cycle but I wouldn't hold out too much hope.

     

    tt2

  • BunnySlippersMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried formatting and restoring at least 5 times. So I'm pretty much out of hope, does this problem happen with flash drives? If I got an iPod Touch would this problem occur?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (58,200 points)

    In principle flash drives are certainly more robust, though any of these devices are still far from indestructible. You've also got to compare capacity & features against price. I really like all the things my iPhone can do in addition to playing music, but my son just plumped for a new classic for his birthday over the smallest iPod touch.

     

    tt2

  • BunnySlippersMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All I want to know is if it will last longer, not concerning space or anything else

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (58,200 points)

    It should do...

     

    tt2

  • RMN from Canada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Retracts: 2

    Reallocs: 320

    Pending Sectors: 0

    PowerOn Hours: 20

    Start/Stops: 28

    Temp: Current 31c

    Temp: Min 19c

    Temp: Max 53c

     

    These are my numbers but they seem wonky I've had this iPod for at least 4 years but it's off.  I have dropped it a couple times, but it had a case to protect it. I've had the same trouble with it freezing iTunes and given the error message that "The iPod "my name" cannot be synced.  The disk could not be read from or written to."  I've only had this problems since I upgraded my software a several months back.  I can get a few audiobooks on it and my entire music collection but when I try to add a few new audiobooks it does this.

    Is it fried? 

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