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SD Card Adapter for iPod

SD, SDHC, and SDXC compatible
For iPod 5 Generation and Later
  • Revive an iPod with a damaged HDD
  • Dramatically increase existing iPod storage capacities
  • Increased speed, versatility, and data protection
  • Mix and match any two SD cards of any size or brand to achieve your iPod needs
Classic on the Outside. Modern on the Inside.
Tarkan's iFlash-Dual allows you to install an SDHC or SDXC storage card in place of the HDD to modernize your classic model iPod. Use with one SD card in standard mode, or two SD cards in mixed JBOD mode for even greater storage capacity. With Tarkan iFlash-Dual you will fall in love with your iPod all over again.
Give your iPod another nine lives in just three easy steps.

  1. Remove your iPod's current HDD
  2. Insert one or two SDHC or SDXC flash card, up to 256GB, into iFlash-Dual
  3. Install iFlash-Dual into your iPod

With Tarkan iFlash-Dual installed, you can store your music, movies and photos on non-volatile flash memory with faster access times and better skip protection than the original HDD that came with your iPod.

This is your classic iPod, only better.

Note: 6th Generation iPod Classic (80, 160, and 120GB) are limited to 128GB due to software limitations in the OS.

Product Specifications:

Card Types Supported

  • SD Class 6 or higher
  • SDHC Class 6 or higher
  • SDXC Class 6 or higher

SD Cards Tested for use

  • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Centon
  • 16GB SDHC Class 10 CnMemory
  • 16GB micro SD Class 4 Sandisk1
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 7DayShop
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Busbi
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Centon
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Lexar
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Platinum
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10/UHS-I Qumox
  • 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Sandisk Ultra
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Sandisk
  • 64GB SDXC UHS-I/Class 10 600x Transcend
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Kingston2
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10/UHS-I 400x Lexar
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Patriot Memory LX Series
  • 128GB SDXC UHS-I PNY Elite Performance
  • 128GB SDXC UHS-I Qumox
  • 128GB SDXC UHS-I 80Mb/s Ramozz
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Sandisk
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Transcend3
  • 128GB SDXC UHS-I Transcend Ultimate
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I 400x Lexar4
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I 600x Lexar4
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I (U1) PNY
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY
  • 512GB SDXC UHS-I (U1) Kingston SDA10
  • 512GB SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY
  • 512GB SDXC UHS-I (U3) Sandisk Extreme Pro


  1. Card is possibly too slow for FLAC playback
  2. Card not recommended for iPod Classic (7th Generation)
  3. Card not recommended for iPod (5th Generation)
  4. Can sometimes cause song skips on very large size (20MB+) lossless files.


Manufacturer provided specifications for Tarkan p/n DUALUSD UPC#: 5060516110049


iFlash-Dual is compatible with...

Model Description Model No. iTunes Storage Limit1
5th Gen 30GB MA002 / MA146 ~20000 Tracks
5th Gen 60GB MA003 / MA147 ~50000 Tracks
5th Gen U2 30GB MA452 ~20000 Tracks
5th Gen (Late 2006) 30GB MA444 / MA446 ~20000 Tracks
5th Gen (Late 2006) 80GB MA448 / MA450 / MA450C ~50000 Tracks
5th Gen U2 (Late 2006) 30GB MA664 ~50000 Tracks
6th Gen 80GB2 MB029 / MB147 ~50000 Tracks
6th Gen 160GB2, 3 MB145 / MB150 ~50000 Tracks
6th Gen 120GB2 MB565 / MB562 ~50000 Tracks
7th Gen 160GB MC297 / MC293 ~50000 Tracks

  1. The track limit's shown are aproximations. Actual limits will vary by iTunes library and the amount of meta-data stored within (e.g. artist name, track name, genre, comments, album art, etc.).

  2. 6th Generation iPod Classic (80, 160, and 120GB) are limited to LBA28 addressing by Apple, so these models will only show and use up to 128GB of the storage installed.

  3. The 6th Gen 160GB model will require a replacement HDD Ribbon as the original hard drive uses an CE-ATA interface.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Bradley Location: Champaign, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Simple upgrade for a classic 6th gen March 20, 2018 I had no trouble replacing the hard drive on my 80 gig 6th gen iPod with the iFlash, upgrading it to 128 gig with better battery life and lighter in the bargain. I have ordered another to upgrade my wife's 7th gen iPod.

For some reason I was unsure if the note on 6th gen was saying they don't take bigger than 128 gig SD cards, or if the total memory couldn't exceed 128 gig. It was the latter, which is too bad, but no ding on the card itself. Great product.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: MirrorMirror Location: SF, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 for Storage: yes. slow to boot though August 20, 2016 I’m giving this 5 stars even though whenever the iPod reboots it takes extra long to start playing its first song with a single 500GB SDXC card in the adapter. This is a limitation of the hardware, not the flash nor the card. I was able to load up over 460GB after formatting into an iPod 5th gen using only 1 slot. I plan on getting another card soon. I chose from the list of compatible cards and have no complaints. The only caveat is listed above. Note: if you keep your iPod on standby, it will rake no more time than with the stock drive to load and play a track. Also, switching songs is noticeably snappier, so I can tell the product and a fast card are faster & figure the extra long boot time is because of the size of the card I’m using takes longer to load the indices into memory. (In the pic you can see the size of the card listed.)

Soon I’ll be able to store all my music >750GB in lossless on a 1TB iPod. Crazy? maybe. A waste? Not to an audiophile that doesn’t think 16bit/44K is enough (yes I know the S-N theorem).

The card was easy to install. Using the iFixit guide it took less than 20minutes, but I’m a veteran tech, so your mileage my vary.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Tarkan iFlash-Dual SD Card Adapter for iPod Mfr P/N: DUALUSD OWC SKU: TARDUALUSD Install one or two SDHC or SDXC storage cards to modernize your 5th gen or later iPod 1 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $55.00
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