160GB SSD drives "coming", but already in iPod?

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  1. rcook349 macrumors newbie

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    Intel is about to come out with 80GB and 160GB SSD drives and this is exciting news. However, the iPod already has a 160GB option.

    So I'm confused. Isn't the drive in the iPOD the same thing? Or, maybe it's not a SATA interface like could go in a laptop?

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
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  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The drives in the Ipod Classic are hard drives like in most computers (except smaller), the drives in the macbook air (except the base one), Ipod Touch, Nano, Shuffle, iPhone are Solid State Drives, SSD. Which is why they are smaller capacity.

    They are smaller in capacity, and expensive, however are faster and much less prone to breaking. There not ready for the majority of things there being shoved into, they still have a limited number of read/writes before they cop it, however there still being perfected. In a couple of years they'll be in everything, and we can laugh at how stupidly expensive they used to be.
     

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