Flash Retromodding - SSD Installation?
Much like the Ipod Classic conversions that are gaining traction, has anyone performed an SSD Conversion with the Zen Vision M’s?
I converted mine several years ago.
I used a converter cable and CF card.
I gained about 2 gb of extra room, it ran faster and the battery lasted a lot longer.
I have since moved on to an ipod classic, the Zen Vision M was a much better product.
Creative gave up on the mp3 player game though, everyone (but me) has a smartphone that can stream nowadays.
I can’t make myself pay a monthly subscription to a music service.
Why rent when you can own.
I have two of these players and the Cambridge soundworks dock if you are interested in buying.
I have. 120GB Kingston mSATA SSD and ZIF to mSATA adapter. It works but I had issues. Basically you had to reload the firmware after a day of usage or several turn on/turn offs. Not practical. Either the firmware itself did not like the setup or the SSD + adapter was not secured enough so that movement might have triggered a failure. But since copying music onto it was hit and miss I assume it wasn’t a technical problem. The SSD runs fine in my laptop.
I use a Toshiba MK1011GAH HDD now and the 100GB have already massively upgraded the life of my ZEN Vision:M. The real problem is the battery. It only lasts 4-5 hours. 3rd party batteries are a tricky fit. They’re not as thin as the originals.
My players runs daily since 2007. I love it and I carry it with me everywhere regardless of my phone.