What flash memory type do nanos use?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by steamboat26, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Just as the title says- I have been reading about people opening up minis, and replacing the HD with an 8 GB compact flash card. In case i decide to try, or my nano breaks, what kind of flash memory do they use? And what is the theoretical highest capacity? (I have seen a few 16 GB CF, but they are usually 1" SSD HD)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. CortexRock macrumors 6502

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    You've answered your own question there, kind of. The 'memory' in an iPod Mini is a 1.8" hard drive, which leaves enough room inside the case to swap it out for a CompactFlash memory card, if you know what you're doing.

    As robbieduncan says, the memory in an iPod Nano is soldered to the logic board, so probably not user-replaceable unless you're a demon with the solder and iron!
     
  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I wouldn't advise any attempts at replacing a nano's flash module as it's not like replacing a HDD.

    Anyhoo, the nanos use NAND flash to the best of my knowledge.
     

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