Watch as someone adds 1TB of flash storage to an iPod Classic. And prepare to want one

iPod Classic
iPod Classic (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • You can watch as a YouTuber adds 1TB of flash storage to an iPod Classic.
  • Not once, but twice.
  • If this post doesn't get finished it's because I'm on eBay.

The final iPod Classic to be made came with 160GB of storage. It was discontinued in 2014 and I still mourn its loss. But if you still have an iPod Classic knocking around and want to give it a new lease of life, why not add a little more storage? Like, say, 1TB of the stuff?

That's exactly what YouTuber DankPods (via Reddit) did, and the result is just short of magical. But only just.

Throughout the video you'll see 1TB of flash storage added to two different iPod Classics. The storage is taken care of by four microSD cards and a board to hold it all. And yes, I'm now trawling eBay for the whole lot. I'm easily entertained, you see.

I don't want to spoil too much because I think you'll really enjoy watching the video. But this is a story of two halves, with one iPod Classic working, to a point, and a second one only being successful after multiple false starts. Be warned, if you're someone who had an iPod Classic back in the day you might shed a tear or two here.

Or maybe that was just me.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.