new 40g ipod buffer size?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ntscan, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    is it still 32mb like in the 3rd generation?....you wonder why apple doesn't put this info on its web site.....
     
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    crazzyeddie

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    Why wouldn't it still be 32MB? Its a pretty good size from what most people have said.
     
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    musicpyrite

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    Apple needs to use a larger buffer. It takes a lot less power to read from a buffer than from a hard disk.

    Using a larger buffer would drastically improve battery life. Just look at these flash players that get 40+ hours on a single AAA battery.

    And by the way, I think the 3rd gen iPods have a 60 MB buffer, I don't know about 1st or 2nd though.
     
  4. macrumors Penryn

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    No, the 3rd and 4th Gen both have the same buffer. Not sure about the 1st and 2nd Gen, but the 1st Gen had a 7 minute buffer, I believe.

    Also, if the buffer size was increased, it means that the HDD would have to spin for longer in order to fill it, which results in a greater probably to skip during a shake. I think the remedy is to give it a bigger buffer, but also increase the HDD speed. That way, it doesn't take 50% longer to fill a buffer that's 50% larger.
     
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    toughboy

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    WOW

    is it really 32mb on all iPod 3Gs??? isnt that HUGE?! :eek:
     
  6. macrumors Penryn

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    Well its 256Mb (Megabits), or 32 MB (MegaBytes). ;)
     

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