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Henrico

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hey all,
just wondering, if Apple can fit a 30GB and 80GB hard drive(or is it flash memory:sick: ) into an ipod video which is quite close to the size of an iPhone, why offer only 4GB and 8GB?
 

wot_fan

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There are several reasons to go with flash over a hard drive. IMO, the two biggest reasons are that flash is much more durable (no moving parts) and flash is much more energy efficient. In addition, flash is much faster than a hard drive.

The only advantage a hard drive currently has is size (MB). As bigger flash chips become available, hard drives will be push out of mobile devices.

To answer you question, even if there is enough space in the iPhone's enclosure to hold a hard drive, I doubt Apple will release a hard drive based iPhone. I think the power consumption alone will keep the iPhone flash only.
 

dafooey

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There are several reasons to go with flash over a hard drive. IMO, the two biggest reasons are that flash is much more durable (no moving parts) and flash is much more energy efficient. In addition, flash is much faster than a hard drive.

The only advantage a hard drive currently has is size (MB). As bigger flash chips become available, hard drives will be push out of mobile devices.

To answer you question, even if there is enough space in the iPhone's enclosure to hold a hard drive, I doubt Apple will release a hard drive based iPhone. I think the power consumption alone will keep the iPhone flash only.
Totally agree with the flash drive recommendation...hopefully the technological barriers are broken soon and flash drive sizes will dramatically increase.
 

robhon

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Totally agree with the flash drive recommendation...hopefully the technological barriers are broken soon and flash drive sizes will dramatically increase.
This is DEFINITELY on the top of the industry's todo list. :laugh2:
 

Kabeyun

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There are several reasons to go with flash over a hard drive. IMO, the two biggest reasons are that flash is much more durable (no moving parts) and flash is much more energy efficient. In addition, flash is much faster than a hard drive.

The only advantage a hard drive currently has is size (MB). As bigger flash chips become available, hard drives will be push out of mobile devices.

To answer you question, even if there is enough space in the iPhone's enclosure to hold a hard drive, I doubt Apple will release a hard drive based iPhone. I think the power consumption alone will keep the iPhone flash only.
What he said. :)

-K
 

joe

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To answer you question, even if there is enough space in the iPhone's enclosure to hold a hard drive, I doubt Apple will release a hard drive based iPhone. I think the power consumption alone will keep the iPhone flash only.
There's no doubt that is the case. I just wish the flash prices would drop a little faster and a 32G could be in place of the 8G. ;)
 

Kabeyun

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There's no doubt that is the case. I just wish the flash prices would drop a little faster and a 32G could be in place of the 8G. ;)
Absolutely. But I have a great idea. Samsung has announced they're making 64GB CF cards. Even if you only get a now-easy-to-find 16GB card, you'd be doubling the capacity of the bigger iPhone. Now, Mark Hoekstra has made a name for himself by swapping out old iPod Mini hard drives and replacing them with CF cards. See where I'm going with this? Anyone care to void their new iPhone warranty? :laugh2:

-K