For some time many people have wanted to use my iFlash iPod CF adapter with the new generation of large format SD memory cards. SDHC and SDXC are the new generation of SD cards which are cheaper and have capacities of upto 256Gb and growing.
For many years you could buy SD-CF adapters but they would not work in the iPOD. Most of these convertors required a high working power supply current that the iPod was unable to provide, while others just did not provide the correct True IDE functions.
The Good News
Recently a user let me know he had succeeded in getting a 64Gb SDXC card working in my iFlash with an SD to CF adapter.
So after some investigation and spending a small fortune on various SD – CF adaptors I noted that there is a new generation of pcb design used in these adapters which seems to work well with the iFlash and the iPOD. Even better it works in all the iPod generations supported by my iFlash – 5g, 5.5g, 6g, 6.5g, and 7g.
Installation is simple, the iFlash is first installed – then install the SD card in to your SD-CF Adapter – finally insert the whole thing in to the iFlash, ready to restore the iPod.
SDHC and SDXC which cards to get
So far all the SDHC and SDXC cards I tested worked ok, so it is looking likely that majority of the SD cards out there will work ok.
In terms of card speed, one user has reported issues playing FLACS with a Class 4 card. I would suggest you want a minimum of a Class 6 card with Class 10 the prefered option.
So far… working and tested in 5g / 6g / 7g iPods
The current compatibility list has been moved to the iFlash-Bundle product page.