Originally Posted by jtaylor991
Cool. I thought the 7G had some more memory or something, I read about people who had better experience with it with the 240gb drives and having like over 20,000 songs, something like it was faster or the index didn't freeze up or crash (as much?) on the 7G as older generations. So I'd rather get a 7G just in case. For now I have all my music on Google Music and I stream to my HTC One X so for a while I'm fine. My school has wifi and I have LTE to fall back on :D
I don't think you can buy the first generation Classic anymore except second hand.
In chronological order there is:
Ipod Classic 80GB (slim) and 160GB (thick, increased battery capacity)
Ipod Classic 120GB (slim, support for a new remote)
Ipod Classic 160GB (slim, support for a new remote, with a mysterious firmware version 2.0.2 which is not available to older Classic's)
That mysterious 2.0.2 version might have some optimizations that could be the reason why they might be faster at indexing (which off-course doesn't matter when you're using Rockbox)
Not that important:
Now that I think about it, the whole Classic 'generation' naming scheme is a bit confusing. First of all, there aren't really any improvements worth to be labeled as a new 'generation', it would probably be better to call them 'revisions'. Secondly some people seem to think all Ipod's with HDD's are Ipod Classic's.
I wonder how this naming scheme would continue if apple ever decides to make 'the new Ipod Classic', because we already sort of have 6G, 7G and 8G