Originally Posted by headphonetica
Hi, new here. I've tried to read through this thread, but there's a lot so can someone please some up for me concisely what the benefits are for CF vs SD vs mSSD on a 5/5.5G ipod classic? It would seem to me that mSSD would be the most reliable and longest lifespan. If I'm not planning on rockboxing, is there any benefit to using the flash cards?
Welcome to Headfi (sorry about your wallet!). As I understand it :-
CF - stability, works with rockbox (something you said your not interested in).
SD - According to DMinor sounds sdxc cards sound worse than cf cards, draws more power due to the adaptor required to make it fit the ipod.
Msata. The two big draw backs are non rockbox compatible (see above) and heat issues leading to instability. Shame as the price has just dropped on these in the uk.
Edited by davidcotton - 1/22/14 at 1:18pm