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Poll Results: Would you buy a high quality hard drive based DAP?

 
  • 70% (39)
    Yes
  • 29% (16)
    No
55 Total Votes  
post #16 of 61
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

The prices of SDDs are getting lower. The number of ppl who want to carry around thousands of songs are pretty small, unfortunately.

Its not just songs, but also podcasts, lectures, and audiobooks that some want on a player. Others want plenty of video on it.

post #17 of 61
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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

Its not just songs, but also podcasts, lectures, and audiobooks that some want on a player. Others want plenty of video on it.

 

Yeah, I agree.

But i doubt you can go much better than the SSD.

Hard-disks almost always have power trade offs with size and capacity, you can make the player bigger, then it has its own trade offs.

Just a matter of time.


Edited by proton007 - 11/5/12 at 4:50pm
post #18 of 61

@ BigAund, I have to test it seriously, but normaly it works fine with Rockbox. I will come again later to confirm it. 

post #19 of 61

SSDs are still too expensive. Nothing beats the low cost and flexibility of multiple micro SD cards. Many already have several microSDHC cards.

post #20 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

SSDs are still too expensive. Nothing beats the low cost and flexibility of multiple micro SD cards. Many already have several microSDHC cards.

id still say HDD's, cheap and massive storage.   i so would love hundreds of GB's of storage.

post #21 of 61

512gb ssd woho!

 

US$1k for it !! I will take it, but no bricks pls

post #22 of 61
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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

SSDs are still too expensive. Nothing beats the low cost and flexibility of multiple micro SD cards. Many already have several microSDHC cards.

For the amount of storage most of the people here want, multiple microsd cards won't cut it....especially on the go. They're too easy to lose!

post #23 of 61
Desirable concept, yes, but 2.5" HDDs don't exactly react well to bumps or anything associated with, well, moving around with them.
post #24 of 61
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:49pm
post #25 of 61
I voted yes. A Rockboxed Sansa Clip/Fuze with 1TB of storage would be my dream.

2.5" HDD is barely portable, once you fit it into enclosure with battery. However, price is very affordable; only about USD $120 now.

Hope the price of SSD will go down sooner. 2.5" SSD is already cheaper than SDXC (per GB) now.

I am using a 1TB 2.5" HDD with a battery-powered streaming NAS, streaming flac to iPhone. The entire rig can fit into 2 jean pockets and be taken to beach. Battery life of the NAS is probably <= 4 hrs though, likely due to the moving HDD and wifi streaming.
post #26 of 61
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

For the amount of storage most of the people here want, multiple microsd cards won't cut it....especially on the go. They're too easy to lose!

How many people need more than 256GB? Even 128GB will satisfy many. Perhaps in a year of two small SSDs will be much cheaper. I guess some here don't mind paying $500 or more for an mp3 player, however there are many others who want to keep the cost under $100.

post #27 of 61

160-240 GB could be the magic number for the mass market. I guess if I spend lots of time to pick out my core favorite albums, they may fit onto 240 GB.

 

However, if you read this thread:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/607287/how-many-songs-do-you-have-in-your-music-library

Lots of Headfi'ers have music collection > 240GB. It is actually not difficult to reach 500GB or more if you have been collecting/listening music for >10 yrs. If you listen to multiple genres, you may even reach TBs.

 

The beauty of carrying a big collection of music is that you can easily pick an album that fits your particular mood at the moment. I, for one, can not predict what music I want to listen to 12 hrs later; my choice could range from Instrumental, Vocal, Rock, Chillout to Classical. So a large storage is always beneficial for me in that it allows easy access to a large music collection covering multiple favorite genres. Sure, Spotify / MOG lets you do the same, however, you are paying more for either data download or flash storage, both of which are a lot more expensive than a big HDD/SSD in your hand.


Edited by zzffnn - 11/12/12 at 8:38am
post #28 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

How many people need more than 256GB? Even 128GB will satisfy many. Perhaps in a year of two small SSDs will be much cheaper. I guess some here don't mind paying $500 or more for an mp3 player, however there are many others who want to keep the cost under $100.


need?

 

 

lol, since when is this place about need.   but come on how cool would it be if you could have several hundred GB, every song you have in lossless formats.  plus many round here carry huge bundles of bits, dap and amp anyway.

post #29 of 61
We had interesting item on the market:multimedia viewer Vosonic 8870;you can stuck 500G in it,battery is standard,; with good luck you can still find it in shops. You can also use Cowons D2 and V5 with 64/128G SD card?This is the most practical solution.
post #30 of 61
No. MSATA ssd drives are 256GB already.
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