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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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New Toshiba 1.8'' HDD; Think it'll be in the iPod classic anytime?

Model number MK3233GSG. Spins at 5400 RPM with a capacity of 320 GB.

I'd love to see one of these in an iPod touch. I could take my entire Mac mini (actually more than two), music, videos/movies/TV shows, photos and tons of apps and still have plenty of room leftover.

That's not likely, so maybe the iPod classic will get one last hurrah before either being phased out or moved to flash memory. With a flash memory switch, I'd expect capacities to start at no less than 64 GB, with 128 being the top in that case, or, if it happens later than this half year, 128 GB and 256 GB. But the higher-capacity HDD would increase cost, and we won't find out before December.

What's your take?
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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This would be amazing. An iPod that can fit my entire music collection
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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Is that just music? My (family's) entire iTunes Media folder is only 16 GB!
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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What's your take?

My take is that they won't go for it, because these drives will cost a lot.

I remember reading an article somewhere about a year ago that stated that Toshiba were disappointed that Apple didn't use their 250Gb model in an updated Classic. Thing is, with Apple's margins, is there a market for a 320Gb iPod that costs US$350-400 or more and can only play music and videos on a tiny screen? My hunch is no.

iPod Classic: bet we'll see it retired next year.
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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Is that just music? My (family's) entire iTunes Media folder is only 16 GB!
I agree with Blue Velvet, possibly a tad bit longer. And yes, it's just music.
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:38 PM   #6
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I wouldn't really mind seeing it retired; I'd prefer a last-gen plastic model anyways. IMO, they look cleaner (white is the best color for an iPod), although, I think the 1st gen nano in white looks the best of all iPod models, and the aluminum front one the current ones looks kinda matte for me.

I should get a white iPod classic and open it, then take the paint off of the inside to make a clear iPod.
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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Why not just install it yourself?

I Personally think the Classic will get a full face touchscreen next Sept.
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Why not just install it yourself?

I Personally think the Classic will get a full face touchscreen next Sept.
So it'll be an iPod touch with a hard disk? I doubt that.
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 04:47 PM   #9
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I think they'll update the classic once more and then discontinue it 8 months later.


Oh wait thats what they did with the aluminum macbooks....
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I think they'll update the classic once more and then discontinue it 8 months later.


Oh wait thats what they did with the aluminum macbooks....
they didn't discontinue it, they just renamed it, so.... iPod classoutch?
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If Apple had kept the thicker case 6G iPod classic, 320 GB storage would have been possible. But since they decided to keep the thinner case 6G classic only, 160 GB will be the maximum storage Apple can offer now (since the thinner case only accommodates a single-platter hard drive).
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