How can I use the full 160GB of a Classic iPod hard drive that I turned into an external hard drive?

Robin Lewis November 9, 2012

My 160GB Classic iPod died on me a month or so ago. So now I have ripped out the hard drive from it, managed to turn it into an external hard drive with some parts I gain via eBay.

Now here is the challenge. My computer is only recognizing it as a 18.6GB hard dive. I like to use the full 160GB. Does anyone have any idea’s?

  1. Rakesh Mishra
    December 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    have u use any partition manager

  2. Boni Oloff
    November 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

    That is really very big gigs. Try to reformat your iPod. maybe there are software that can do formatting iPod, because i have never have it, so i cannot help so much.

  3. Robin Lewis
    November 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Sweet, thanks for the tips. I downloaded EaseUS partition manager and saw that there was about 108gig space that was unallocated. So I got it going so there so this is 126 gig external hard drive....

  4. Jim Chambers
    November 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    You could try MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.

  5. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Try using EaseUS partition manager. How much space do you see? Maybe the rest of the space is unallocated. You can then get it to use the whole space.

    • Drew Butler
      November 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

      I agree EasUS Partition Manager is great.. give it a try and let us know if it solved your issue.

  6. ha14
    November 9, 2012 at 11:56 am

    did you tried to delete the volume
    1. Right-click on computer and select “Manage”
    2. Select “Disk Management”
    3. Right-click on your drive and select “Delete Volume”
    4. Wait for volume to delete, then right-click on USB and select “New Simple Volume”

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