Which iPod has a solid state drive?

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  1. Pussysmith

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    Do any of the larger iPods have a solid state drive? Like anything with 60+ gb's have a solid state? Or are all the bigger ones using a spinning hard drive? I ask because broken ones are cheap and plentiful.
     
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    ipods dont have ssd, they have flash memory...
     
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    Isn't that what an SSD is?
     
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    The iPod Classic is the only iPod with an HDD. The 64GB iPod Touch is your only 60GB+ solid state option.
     
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    SSD's can be either MLC or SLC. However the majority of them are MLC.

    The NAND used in iPod's is pretty much exactly the same as the stuff you'd find in most SSD's. However since Apple buys damn near all of NAND manufactured by Samsung, most SSDs buy from Intel, Micron, etc.
     
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    HOWEVER, I have a 30GB video iPod from 2005 and it's still working fine after tons of 3'-5' drops onto concrete and shit with the hard drive spinning, and I also somehow spilled a bunch of super glue on the face. I don't know about the new ones but the old ones were durable as fuck.

    E: ALSO, Best Buy offers a badass 3-year warranty - they'll replace the iPod regardless of how it got fucked up. You could take a hammer to it right in front of them and then ask for a replacement and they'll give it to you, no questions asked.
     
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    So the hard drive out of a broken ipod touch 64gb is my ticket to a cheap solid state drive project for a mac? I currently have a 64GB solid state in my MBP and the computer is lightening fast. Its almost weird that solid state is not factory installed in all computers because the difference is unreal. Anyway, I'll keep my eye out for a broken 64gb and see what kind of wiring it would need to be formatted and installed into a Mac.
     
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    your question and your answer as to why right there...
     
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    :rofl: That won't work. iPod's don't have SATA SSD's in them.
     
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    as u can tell by the thread he was talking about a sata ssd in which the ipods do not have so go fuck yourself, thats what i was referencing...might as well get a usb drive too while at it
     
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    I was talking about installing the ipod drive in a SATA style enclosure with associated wiring. Why wouldn't that work if the ipod drive is solid state?
     
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    iPod Touch/iPhones use flash NAND, which are the same chips that SATA solid state drives use. However they do not use a SATA interface. They are soldered directly on to the logic board in the iPod.

    So what you are thinking about trying will definitely not be possible.
     
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    you could get an ipod classic and put a x18-m in it i think
     
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    completely opposite.
     
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    because 'solid state' just means made from semiconductors/no moving parts. the ipods all have a (or a couple of) flash chips soldered onto their circuit board, they do not have a removable drive or card which you can put in a computer.

    this is what flash looks like:
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    good luck with that.
     
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    That would be one effing fast ipod :eek5:
     
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    SOLID STATE = NOT MOVING.

    The technology it operates under is irrelevant. It is clear threadstarter is asking about ones that do not have moving plater drives, not for some entirely semantical irrelevant information.

    :rofl: nevermind, after this you're right.
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    i support this reply.
     

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