Question about iPod's HDD

Discussion in 'iPod' started by spencecb, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    I just thought of a cool thing I can do with my video iPod. I have it in the dock on my desk, and decided to use it as a digital picture frame, letting it cycle through the photo catalogue. Is this bad for the iPod's HDD to be constantly accessing the information? Or will this not affect the HDD?

    I had read before that letting the drive constantly spin is not a good idea for the small drive. But at the same time, it's not like I am going to have my iPod do this 24/7, just whenver I am in the mood to look at pictures while at my desk.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
  2. jimthorn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2003
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    That shouldn't put any more strain on the drive than playing a video. And the iPod is designed to do these slideshows. So if you're not doing it 24 hours a day, it shouldn't hurt anything.
  3. spencecb thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    Yeah, that is what I figured. Thanks for the reply :)

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