iPod nano using volatile memory???

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  1. DND82 macrumors member

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    After strolling around NYC after work to get a nano, I eventually ended up in Tekserve. Ofcourse they were sold out of the 4GB black, the one I wanted. I talked to someone working there that bought one and he said the nano uses volatile memory. Can anyone confirm this???
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    whoa i hope it doesn't. volatile memory destroys my Pocket PC. i just cant risk the battery going empty on me so i rarely use it away from a power supply.

    why would it be volatile though? what's Apple's thinking behind it, i mean are there any benefits?
     
  3. verozov macrumors regular

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    correct me if i'm wrong... is volatile memory memory that loses its data when the battery goes dead? i've seen some digital cameras like this (cheap) and i can't imagine apple would make an ipod with one. especially why they would start doing this with their second flash-based ipod, since they could've done it w/ the shuffle.
     
  4. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    iPod Nano contains Flash Memory, which by definition, are non-volatile:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory

    In any other case, Apple wouldn't use volatile memory in a 200$ MP3 Player. Come on people, it's an iPod! ;)
     
  5. DND82 thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't get me wrong. I think it would be crazy for Apple to pull off such a move.
     
  6. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    How about we all go to Paris and ask Steve Jobs about that at the Q&A session? :p He'll clear things up...
     
  7. maya macrumors 68040

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    ...as Steve Jobs has a mental "Melt Down," with the error message "System Crash." Trying to clear this one up. ;) :)
     
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  9. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    Not "System Crash." but rather: "Kernel Panic... we're hanging here." :D
     

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