Spinning HD in Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by KiNg MaCkeRaL, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. KiNg MaCkeRaL macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    I'm new to the forum, so please be easy on me. I already was ignorant enough to post this in the wrong forum once, and I will admit that I get Daffy at this time of night.

    I just bought a new Touch. Yes, I finally became an Apple addict after 15 years. I love it so far, but earlier I looked up info on initial charge. I found something that disturbed me.

    I was told that the Touch is free of moving parts. I'm not a pro at hardware and I'm certainly not a pro with apple. I read that the HD spins to fill cache and my dream suddenly crashed. I live a chaotic life for a 27 year old. I skate, fish HARD, and play table tennis like a MADMAN. The whole reason that I bought this thing was to replace my Rio Karma.(Ive had it for about 8 years and it still works great, however I could feel something moving in there and I retired it to my dock)

    Does this player have moving parts or not? I was told that the Nand Flash was why it didn't have moving parts, which was better for durability. After reading this... I am not sure if I should bring my Touch back or not...(11th line up from the bottom) Please help me as I will admit that I am not tecnologically inclined. I only paid $160 for a brand new 16 Gig, so either way I won't be heartstruck.

    Thanks everyone,
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    No moving parts. That is correct. The iPod touch uses flash memory to store everything, not a hard drive :)
  3. KiNg MaCkeRaL thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Did you check the link that I provided? It is in the last paragraph. It is directed straight to apple's website. Thanks for the prompt reply btw.
  4. gorjan macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2009
    It uses flash, so there's no HDD.

    The link you provided consernes all iPods, including the Classic which uses a HDD.
  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    And "cache" in the case of a Touch is simply part of the on-board flash memory.
  6. statik13 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2008
    That line is a bit misleading. They are talking about the hard drive based iPods. The Touch, Nano and Shuffle are flash memory only. No moving parts.
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    As others have stated that line does not apply to the iPod Touches, Nanos, or Shuffles.
  8. PeteB macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    I think the whole "Memory" section is referring to the "Classic" iPod (with a hard drive).

    I expect that all flash-based iPods don't need a cache since the access time for flash memory is pretty much zero.

    Needless to say, the iPod Touch doesn't have a backlight feature either.

    The article appears to have originated for the Classic iPod and have been sloppily updated for later iPod evolutions, creating these ambiguities.
  9. KiNg MaCkeRaL thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Thanks for all of your replies and the detail. You guys are the best forum. You are very helpful and very quick to help. Thanks alot.

    I just pulled my Ipod off the charger. My computer shut off numerous times, and the charge wasn't the best. The ipod is now powered on and it is awesome. I was concerned if the ipod was real, since the price was so cheap. It is and I am so happy. But the best news to hear is that there are no moving parts. Thanks again people.

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