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Format SSD Problem Can It Be Fixed?

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Hello, I was hoping that someone here could help me out. I purchased a 1.8" PATA MX-NANO ZIF 240GB SSD and installed it into my 6th Gen iPod Classic.

I was having difficulty formatting the drive but eventually ended up getting it to start formatting. Unfortunately I didn't realize that it was until after I had unplugged the iPod from my computer.

Now my computer can't see the drive when I plug it into my computer. Is there any way of fixing this?

I know that this drive is compatible with an iPod classic because I saw someone do it in this video which was advertising the product.

Video Ad Link: http://pcwizkidstechtalk.com/index.php/mx-nano-zif.html

Sincerely,

Joshua.

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Does the drive show up under disk management? If it is there, see if you can format it again.

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Try resetting the iPod(instructionshere) and see if the iPod gets recongized on another computer. If that computer can't recognize it, check to see if it gets recognized with the original drive in the iPod(just to make sure it not a problem with the iPod itself).

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Try resetting the iPod(instructionshere) and see if the iPod gets recongized on another computer. If that computer can't recognize it, check to see if it gets recognized with the original drive in the iPod(just to make sure it not a problem with the iPod itself).

Tried it. My original 160GB iPod HDD can be seen by my computer. But still my new SSD drive isn't recognized even after resetting it. All I get is a sad face ipod symbol. The closest I have managed to get with my iPod, to show some kind of acknowledgement of my SSD, is when I put it into disk mode and plug it into my computer. When I do this my computer makes a bleep sound which indicates that it knows a device has been plugged in. But the device cannot be seen or viewed in any way.

Then when I tried switching back to my old HDD with all my stuff on it I discovered another problem. My iPod will open up and work normally but it says that there is nothing on it. So when I plugged it into my computer, iTunes tells me that I have to restore/reformat the drive in order to use it again. So my content is not viewable even in iTunes. However, when I go to my computer and open the iPod device, I can see and play all my content off of the HDD. So I was able to save all 160GB of content off of the device by copying it to my computer hard drive. Good thing I didn't restore/reformat it. :)

I also have another iPod HDD drive that I restored and copied some of the files I saved from my corrupt HDD, and it worked perfectly. Unfortunately, I would have to manually rename and organize half of the 160GB of music and videos I have because I ripped and converted them from DVDs and CDs that I own. So even though I haven't lost anything I will have to go through a lot of renaming and categorizing all over again. Unless someone knows a way to fix this.

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Maybe get one of these

ZIF IDE to 3.5 IDE Adapter

And hook the SSD directly to your computer and see if an Ubuntu Live CD can wipe/repartition/format it.

Update: June 27/2012

I returned my SSD drive and the RMA service wrote back and told me that there was nothing wrong with the drive. So I explained the issue I was having with it, and we eventually agreed to have it shipped back to me, formatted in a exFAT format. When it arrived I tried it and it still didn't work, so I then decided to try "FastMHZ"'s suggestion. The adapter just arrived in the mail today. So I plugged the SSD into the adapter and formatted it and now it finally works!

I formatted the drive with EaseUs Partition Master Home Edition and experimented with the format settings.

The three main settings that finally got it working are the following:

File System: FAT32

Type: Primary

Cluster Size: 64KB

Thank you for your help!

Regards,

QualityIsNumber1.

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Update: June 27/2012

I returned my SSD drive and the RMA service wrote back and told me that there was nothing wrong with the drive. So I explained the issue I was having with it, and we eventually agreed to have it shipped back to me, formatted in a exFAT format. When it arrived I tried it and it still didn't work, so I then decided to try "FastMHZ"'s suggestion. The adapter just arrived in the mail today. So I plugged the SSD into the adapter and formatted it and now it finally works!

Glad I could help :-)

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Update: June 27/2012

I returned my SSD drive and the RMA service wrote back and told me that there was nothing wrong with the drive. So I explained the issue I was having with it, and we eventually agreed to have it shipped back to me, formatted in a exFAT format. When it arrived I tried it and it still didn't work, so I then decided to try "FastMHZ"'s suggestion. The adapter just arrived in the mail today. So I plugged the SSD into the adapter and formatted it and now it finally works!

I formatted the drive with EaseUs Partition Master Home Edition and experimented with the format settings.

The three main settings that finally got it working are the following:

File System: FAT32

Type: Primary

Cluster Size: 64KB

Thank you for your help!

Regards,

QualityIsNumber1.

Hey QualityIsNumber1,

I am trying to do the same, no luck, when i connect my ZIF IDE to 3.5 IDE Adapter to my pc direct, my pc crashes :(

bought a different adapter = zif to usb adabpter and nothing happens, when i connect the adapter on its own, the LED is glowing, once I connect the SSD it stops glowing and nothing happens.

Please please help!!!

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IDE devices should not be plugged in while your system is on, which could cause it to crash.

Download an Ubuntu Live CD ISO and burn it. Disconnect your system drives, leaving just your CD drive and the IDE SSD adapter as the only things connected, boot the CD, and format the SSD from there.

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