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Old Apr 16, 2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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SSD iPods ?

What you guys think , will take years so we can have a ssd ipod ? the only barrier i can see is the price , since already have 64gb and 128gb models.
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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Well, the touch is now solid state, and by the time that gets to 256GB, it will likely replace the iPod Classic line completely.
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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No they are too thick for things like an iPod or iPhone. Those will just keep regular chips. I don't think SSD's will make it to laptops.
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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No they are too thick for things like an iPod or iPhone. Those will just keep regular chips. I don't think SSD's will make it to laptops.
too thick ? i dont think can be thicker than the first 3gens of ipods..
btw SSD is more about performance and stability than size.. i dont think the size is a big problem , i saw a SSS HD is not that thick.
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It's what your saying, if an iPod get's back as thick as the third gen, then they won't do SSD, but do chips only.
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 11:05 AM   #6
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Well laptops do actually have SSDs. Sonys, MBA. Soon it will be an option for the other lines too. As far as iPods, it will be some time further along. They are not too thick. The SSD in the MBA is a special single platter that is thinner. It could use one of those, which are available in at least 64 right now, but at a $1000 premium, I don't think so.
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 11:09 AM   #8
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It's what your saying, if an iPod get's back as thick as the third gen, then they won't do SSD, but do chips only.
cmon they use those drives on the macbook air.. i can see those in ipods in a few years.. but like i said , the price is a huge barrier for now..
when you guys think we will see the price of SSD drives going downhill ?
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No they are too thick for things like an iPod or iPhone. Those will just keep regular chips. I don't think SSD's will make it to laptops.
even though they're already are?
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It's what your saying, if an iPod get's back as thick as the third gen, then they won't do SSD, but do chips only.
i can see ipods , iphones , cellphones using SSD.
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even though they're already are?
Typo was talking about iPod
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No they are too thick for things like an iPod or iPhone. Those will just keep regular chips. I don't think SSD's will make it to laptops.
Too thick and too expensive.
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But what's the point? SSD is all about Flash memory that has similar erase / write characteristics to hard drives -- as opposed to conventional Flash memory which is poor at random writes and erases. Ordinary Flash does quite well at reading -- and the bit rates of audio and small screen video really don't require super high speed reads.

iPods are primarily a write-once read-many application, which conventional Flash memory does admirably well with. The only real advantage to SSD would show up when using it in disk mode. And a very small advantage when syncing or writing content to the iPod, but those are still bulk write operations, not very random.
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