The 80GB SSD iPhone Mystery....Solved

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  1. hobbsy101 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, just did a google search on 80GB SSD in google and seems like in 2008 Intel made exactly that. The price was about $600 but remember that was about two years ago.

    See for yourself, Google "80GB SSD"
     
  2. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah and the 80gb intel SSD uses multiple nand chips, and uses way more power and is way too large to fit in a iPhone.

    You need to find a single nand flash chip that is 80gb. Or 2 X 40gb, both of which are extremely unlikely to ever exist.

    All I can see is the uses of a 64 gb and a 16gb chip together to make a total of 80. I don't see apple having room for two chips in the iphone, if they want to improve on battery life and make it thinner.

    Although micro sim does make more room, not only is the sim card smaller but the entire compartment, and connecting slot equipment is that much smaller.
     
  3. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Apple only uses 1 NAND chip per device, they dont have the space to fit more than one.
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yes, we all know that Intel makes 80 GB SSDs.

    Apple is NOT using an SSD in an iPhone.
     
  5. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    ipod touch 64 gb?

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  6. cwubbels macrumors regular

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    iPod touch has 2 spots, iPhone has 1. Hence biggest iPhone 32gb and iPod touch is 64gb.
     
  7. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    The iPod Touch can use two chips whereas the iPhone can only use 1 chip because the other space is the communications chip.
     
  8. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    Its probably 80gb because its a test unit, so its capturing a TON of test data. There are also development tests and other programs and applications testers use. Their is no way they are going to ship an iPhone with an SSD in it. They would have shipped the IPAD with an SSD. The phone probably records its every move so engineers can analyze and configure it. Don't you remember when the original iphone came out there were both apple engineers and att people testing it extensively prior to release?
     
  9. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    I know the itouch has more room.

    But what if apple made room in the new iphone?

    I cant see a custom 80gb nand chip.. so weird of a size.

    How on earth did engadget determine it had a 80gb storage?

    That is one number that seems extremely fishy.
     
  10. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    What I'm wondering is, is 80 GB (or whatever it is) the low end or the high end. I think it would be cool if the high end was 128 GB's.
     
  11. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Where does it say they think its 80GB? According to what I am reading:

     
  12. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    It's XXGB because even Apple has no idea how much storage is in the phone ;)
     
  13. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    It says XXGB's because it has infinite storage.
     
  14. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was XXXGB because it has porn storage. :eek:
     
  15. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I really doubt there's room in the new phone design for an SSD. I imagine we'll see 32 GB and 64 GB models. I'd be surprised if there's a 128.
     
  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Samsung just announced their 20nm NAND chips. What are the chances they have some new Samsung chips in there? 80 GB is still an odd capacity though....just thinking out loud here....
     
  17. iArrudaG macrumors regular

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    Lol :D
     
  18. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I'd say almost none. Apple doesn't put bleeding-edge tech in the iPhone. It's built very inexpensively, with last year's components.
     
  19. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I'm not saying for production release, but maybe for a prototype that needs some extra storage for some reason? If Giz would just post pics of the internals....
     
  20. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Because he said Engadget, not Gizmodo as you're quoting.
    Engadget had said in their original story on Saturday that they were told it was 80GB.

    5th line down:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/17/iphone-4g-is-this-it/
     

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