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mufasa
Sep 29, 2007, 06:40 PM
Why did apple choose to use a flash memory, i understand its the ne wbig thing but wuts so good about it. I thought about it and i think maybe it makes the music and videos run smoother than a harddrive or something. Can anyone tell me the difference?



Four20
Sep 29, 2007, 06:47 PM
thinner

no moving parts

faster load times

monty77
Sep 29, 2007, 06:49 PM
..consumes less power too. I think it was the right move.

Adam

drnycallstar19
Sep 29, 2007, 06:50 PM
i could do whatever i want with an ipod touch with the flash drive run, jump, jog, walk, play baseball, basketball, tennis, mow the lawn, and it would still work. Try doing that with an ipod classic with a hard drive and it wouldn't work right after a while. That's the one and only advantage in know of flash. theres other ones just not sure of anymore.

juanster
Sep 29, 2007, 06:51 PM
from what i understand flash also just works a lot better with the touch screen since it s so much more responsive..

thegrue
Sep 29, 2007, 07:20 PM
Why did apple choose to use a flash memory, i understand its the ne wbig thing but wuts so good about it. I thought about it and i think maybe it makes the music and videos run smoother than a harddrive or something. Can anyone tell me the difference?

More reliable, faster access times, better battery life, less fragile, thinner, lighter.

If it had a hard disk, I wouldn't have purchased it.

ShanePod
Sep 29, 2007, 07:26 PM
it also makes it safe to unplug your ipod without having to eject it from the computer

Genghis Khan
Sep 29, 2007, 07:59 PM
really?...well why can't i just rip out my USB flash drives?

anyway...flash is better in all ways you can think of, except storage capacity and price

CalBoy
Sep 29, 2007, 08:10 PM
anyway...flash is better in all ways you can think of, except storage capacity and price

Ahh, except those are always temporary conditions. Within a few years Flash will be so standard, the young'ins will wonder what we used in the bad old days:p

To the OP, I suggest you take a look at the size of the old iPod minis and the previous gen nanos. That right there tells you enough about why Flash is king.

rusty.
Sep 30, 2007, 12:11 AM
My ipod video always worked I don't know why people are bashing hard drives now never had trouble with on on the video bought mine when they first came out.

CalBoy
Sep 30, 2007, 12:44 AM
My ipod video always worked I don't know why people are bashing hard drives now never had trouble with on on the video bought mine when they first came out.

My old 5th Gen iPod used to have a slightly longer delay when loading songs compared to my nano. There is a noticeable difference. Granted, the newer iPods are probably better than my three-year old iPod. :o