iPod Classic Hard Drive Durability

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mew2468, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Mew2468
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    macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    Home of the 2010 Winter Games
    How delicate/durable is the hard drive in the Classic? How severe of a bump is needed to damage it?
  2. miles01110
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    macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's a fairly standard platter-based hard drive. If you drop it, it's probably going to have issues.
  3. instaxgirl
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    macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    I've dropped my 4 year old mini and my 3 year old video countless times over the years. I don't even blink when they hit the ground now.

    They'll die eventually but neither hard drive's given me a problem yet. I don't think hard drive based iPods are as delicate as people make out. The mini was the first iPod Apple marketed to runners.

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