Flash or Harddrive?

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  1. eberglar

    eberglar New Member

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    I'd like your opinions. Storage capacity not withstanding, which do you think is a better storage solution - flash; like in our beloved iPod Touches and iPhones, or harddrive; like in the iPod Classic. I've read that flash memory has a finite number of write /overwrite cycles. Harddrives do not (in theory), but there are moving parts that make them prone to failure. Which is faster (read/write)...does it really matter? What are your thoughts?
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Lets compare SSD Vs HDD.
    SSD is significantly quicker in reading speeds, but is slower at writing. However, they do cost a lot more per byte
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    I've had some HDD externals fail when I take them to work, including my 1 TB one. Was not happy. I haven't really noticed too much of a difference in speed, but I cant wait for the day that they make a large capacity external flash drive.
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    eberglar New Member

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    Quick question as I begin to fill up my iPod -

    I know that harddrive performance begins to suffer as it starts to run out of free space. Do SSD's suffer as well? Should I plan to leave some headroom on my iPod?
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    Does anyone know the answer to this question?

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