While the iPod touch and iPod nano get all the attention, the iPod classic is still chugging along as Apple's "hold everything" media player—even if it's just keeping the seat warm while we wait for a higher-capacity iPod touch.

But for those with huge media libraries, even the 160GB iPod classic, the highest-capacity iPod Apple has ever produced, doesn't provide enough space. So I turned to storage-upgrade vendor Apricorn, which offers upgrade kits for the fifth-generation (5G) iPod. Each upgrade offers a larger hard drive—120GB for the 30GB 5G iPod, or 240GB for the 60GB and 80GB 5G iPod—as well as a higher-capacity battery.

In this week's video, I walk you through the installation of Apricorn's 240GB upgrade kit to give you an idea of what the process entails.

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Apricorn's data sheet for the two upgrade kits is available as an online PDF.

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