February 05, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger
Got an early video iPod that only gives you a measly 30 or 60 gigs of storage? Perhaps you’d like to quadruple or octuple that?
Rapid Repair has you covered. You’ll just have to shell out a bit, but you can mod your iPod to 240 GB with Rapid Repair’s Toshiba 240-GB hard disk drive that’s going for $295.
Rapid Repair says the drive only works with the first- or second-generation video iPods—the 30-, 60 and 80-GB varieties for you to beef up.
If you have the 30-GB model, the company also says you should order the thicker backing ($9.99) required to accommodate the dual platter drive. You can also add a new front panel for $9.99 or $19.99 while your iPod is in the repair shop.
If you’re really adventurous, you can do the installation yourself and just have the unit shipped straight to you. Rapid Repair said shipments on drives will begin around March 1.
Gizmodo was told there’s also a one-year manufacturer’s warranty on the drive.
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