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Tarkan

iFlash-Solo
SDXC Adapter for the iPod

iPod
SD / SDHC / SDXC / UHS-1 U1 & U3 Card Compatible
For those seeking solid state storage capabilities for their iPod, the iFlash–Solo allows you to install and use SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.

With much lower power consumption than the original Hard drive, longer runtimes and quicker user interface.

Simple plug & play installation — iPod works as before just much better !

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 Sandisk 1
  • 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 PNY Elite Performance
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10/UHS-I Qumox
  • 64Gb microSDXC UHS-I Samsung EVO
  • 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Sandisk Ultra
  • 64Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) Sandisk Extreme
  • 64GB SDXC UHS-I/Class 10 600x Transcend
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I 7dayshop Rapid-Pro SD 45MB/s
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Kingston2
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I Kingston SDA10/128GB
  • 128Gb SDXC Class10/UHS-I Lexar 400x
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Patriot Memory LX Series
  • 128Gb SDXC Patriot EX Series
  • 128Gb Patriot LX Series MicroSDXC UHS-I
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I (U1) PNY High Performance
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I (U1) PNY Elite Performance
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY Elite Performance
  • 128GB SDXC UHS-I Qumox
  • 128GB SDXC UHS-I 80Mb/s Ramozz
  • 128GB SDXC Class 10 Sandisk
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) Sandisk Extreme
  • 128Gb MicroSD UHS-I (U1) Sandisk Ultra
  • 128Gb SDXC Class10 Transcend 30MB/s 200x 2
  • 128Gb SDXC UHS-I Verbatim 44025
  • 128Gb SDXC Wintec Filemate Pro Plu
  • 200Gb MicroSD UHS-I (U1) Sandisk Ultra
  • 256Gb SDXC UHS-I Kingston SDA10/256GB
  • 256Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) Komputerbay Professional
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I 400x Lexar 3
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I 600x Lexar 3
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I (U1) PNY
  • 256GB SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY
  • 256Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) Sandisk Extreme Pro
  • 256Gb SDXC UHS-I (U3) Sony High Speed (SF-G2UX2)
  • 512GB SDXC UHS-I (U1) Kingston SDA10
  • 512Gb SDXC Lexar Professional 633x UHS-I (U3)
  • 512GB SDXC UHS-I (U3) PNY
  • 512GB SDXC UHS-I (U3) Sandisk Extreme Pro

Notes

  1. Card is possibly too slow for FLAC playback
  2. Random Skipping problems Not recommended
  3. Can sometimes cause song skips on very large size (20MB+) lossless files.

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Tarkan p/n SOLOUSD

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Install Video

iFlash 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


Note:
  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 4.9 / 5 11 out of 12 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Abba Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, spain Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excelente October 1, 2018 hello, today October 1 I received the order you made just 11 days ago, everything correct and very fast. thank you very much.

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Reviewer: djrlegh Location: Holden, MA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fit was perfect June 8, 2018 This item fit perfectly in the 160GB iPod Classic. I now have an iPod with 200 gb ssd drive.

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Reviewer: musicfreak Location: USA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Better than a hard drive April 16, 2018 I loved my 160gb Ipod Classic until the slow hard drive started giving me problems. Have owned many versions of the classics. The hard drive always fails. And never holds enough music. So I took a chance on this board. Install was easy. Took my time, triple checked every connection. Clicked in a 512gb SD card. Plugged it in to my computer. ITunes picked it up instantly. Restored it in 20ish seconds. Music files transfer a little faster than hard drive. Sound quality is the same. It operates silently(no moving parts). Ipod is 30 grams lighter. It syncs exactly the same every time. Have used it in anger for over a week and no issues. So far so good.

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Reviewer: Hooky
Rating: 5/5 Fits and works perfectly March 3, 2018 This, along with a 128gig sdxc card, works wonderfully with my 6gen Classic. It will never look quite the same (iPod dissection is not for the faint of heart) but it works better than ever. Great product. Fast shipping, too. Thanks!

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Reviewer: Wanderer Location: CO Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great adapter February 15, 2018 This brought back to life my iPod classic 30G. I had a 64GB SD card and along with this adapter, my ipod was of good use again. There are some how-to videos in youtube that helped in how to replace the hard drive with the adapter and it only took 10mins in my case. My iPod now works faster and the battery lasts longer. In the past my HD would make the click noise and so the battery would just drain since my ipod kept trying to play a song. Very recommended.

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Reviewer: rwmcgraw Location: The Woodlands, Texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect upgrade January 27, 2018 I had an old 80gb iPod laying around and I missed using it. They still sound better than the dac the iPhones use. I also wanted to see if I could increase the capacity as well and this card and a spare 128gb SDXC was all I needed to breath new life into my old friend. I’m impressed with the overall speed and amazed at the battery life now that there isn’t a spinning drive bogging it down. Make sure the SD card is FAT32 and be patient!! Cracking one of these open is not for the weak hearted!!. I had a spare case standing by and i’m glad I did.

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Reviewer: dra7an Location: Florida Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 iPod Upgrade December 28, 2017 Excellent upgrade been able to add SD card will give you fast speeds, response and more storage. Easy to instal!!! Great quality built

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Reviewer: CBC01 Location: Michigan Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Functional and sturdy October 9, 2017 This is by far the most reliable method of upgrading an iPod to a SSD. With the difference in price between the Tarkan device and the board/CF adapter being around $10, spending a slight bit more for a better piece of equipment is well worth it given the importance of the device. As for installation, the video available is fairly straight forward. However, I would highly recommend two things. Firstly, begin removing the face plate by using the data port. You can find this referenced in other tutorials and see it being done there. First time opening an iPod took me around 6 or 7 minutes. MUCH easier. Secondly, when the Tarkan adapter is wired in, it slides UNDER the tab on the metal backing. I spent too much time trying to figure that out to give you an honest number. Too embarrassing. This device gets 5 stars for sure. Zero cons what-so-ever. Also, order a new battery while you're at it. It's staring you in the face so may as well replace it while you have everything bare. Good luck!

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Reviewer: OmniGLH Location: Chicago, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works great! March 20, 2017 Easy to install (search YouTube for some videos on how to disassemble), just make sure the ZIF connectors are ALL THE WAY IN before you lock the clip (I didn't and the first time I tried to fire it up I got the "sick iPod" logo). Loaded it into a 5.5gen iPod Video that was originally 80gb. This plus a 256gb SD card purchased locally got it done and working for way less than some other places want to install a true 256gb SSD.

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Reviewer: dauber Location: Chicago, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 However hard you think this may be, multiply it by five. February 14, 2017 The hard drive on my iPod Classic from 2009 just went belly-up, and there are no other satisfactory portable music players - I need that tactile response of the click wheel and way to skip songs without having to look at a touch screen. My 128-gig iPhone 7 doesn't satisfy those needs, and I need as much space as possible. (The 256-gig iPhone is way out of my price range!)

So iFlash Solo to the rescue! I invested thirty-some bucks in this device, and then another $70 on a 200-gigabyte microSD card recommended in the description.

Final verdict: it absolutely works, and my iPod Classic is once again alive and well and playing podcasts and music like nobody's business. There's a bit BUT to it:

Installation was absolutely a beast and a half..and I'm a tech nerd. I literally went through eight plastic opening tools that the video said to use. Eight of them. They all snapped in the process. Seriously, the iPod case is attached a bit too well. I ended up having to use very thin flathead screwdrivers to pry the case off, leaving it permanently distorted (and now sealed with electrical tape). The time listed for the installation is half an hour; it took me two hours just to open the iPod.

That's the main reason I docked a star from my review.

Attaching the hard drive cable was a bit of a challenge, and in fact when I reassembled the iPod the became disengaged, so I had to re-pry the case off and start over. Battery cable is hard to put in, too; be sure to pull the black lock up as far as it will go before you slide the battery cable in!

My advice: if you like your iPod Classic but the hard drive is going south, ABSOLUTELY get this thing. BUT -- if you can find someone to do the installation for you, please do so.

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Reviewer: xprkrngr Location: California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 New life for my old iPod January 31, 2017 My new car supports iPods so I dug out my old 5th gen. iPod to give it a try. Unfortunately, the iPod couldn't keep up with the control head and was constantly freezing up. I looked around for a possible flash alternative and found the iFlash. What a great product! I tossed out the 60GB hard drive, inserted the iFlash module and sync'd it up with iTunes. Now I have a 128GB iPod that's super fast, has longer battery life and is around 30% lighter. And no issues with my vehicle iPod interface. You might ask "why not just stream your music via Bluetooth?" Well, the sound quality of the iPod cabled into my vehicle beats Bluetooth by a mile, no comparison. OWC's install instructions are always awesome, so follow them closely and you'll breath new life into your trusty iPod. I could go on but just buy it, install it and enjoy it!

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Reviewer: doxtorray Location: Phoenix, AZ Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Assume you did it right, and you won't get it wrong December 29, 2016 The only trick with installation is to Immediately hook to iTunes, even if the iPod seems dead. On the first iPod I was trying to upgrade, all went well but the iPod seemed dead after I finished installation. I thought my battery was not reconnected correctly, so I re-opened the iPod and monkeyed with the fragile battery connector -- enough to break it. When the second iPod that I tried to upgrade acted the same way (despite my care with the battery connector), I just ignored the black screen and hooked the iPod up to the computer anyway. Sure enough, the battery was connected and the SD upgrade worked fine. While getting the iPod (especially gen. 6 or 7) open is rough, the installation itself is fairly easy if you watch the video instructions, work carefully, and don't panic. Do be careful with the battery connector, since it can be pulled off the logic board and if that happens, your iPod is a paperweight. Given that, this upgrade is close to idiot proof (I'm just an exceptional idiot).

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Reviewer: Relayer Location: Albuquerque NM Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 iPod classic hard drive repair November 25, 2016 Bought a flash sd card adapter to replace my hard drive in my iPod classic, worked great. It took two attempts to get it restored after the installation but after that it worked great again. I would recommend this upgrade to anybody. Be aware, if you want to replace the battery there's a high chance of tearing off the electrical conductors under the battery glue. FYI, the back cover can be bought as a kit with all the hardware including battery, headphone jack, on off switch and electrical conductors. My flash card adapter was at my door in 7 days. No problems with this co.

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Tarkan iFlash-Solo SDXC Adapter for the iPod Mfr P/N: SOLOUSD OWC SKU: TARSOLOUSD Install an SDHC or SDXC storage card to modernize your 5th gen or later iPod 1 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $33.00
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