Originally Posted by Ev0lution
Yep i know, but the 256GB SSD Drives still seem to be quite expensive, wich is the reason why I'm still using an old school drive with 240 Gigs... but the thing is that these are kinda likely to fail... i went thru 3 drives already btw. that's why i want CHEAP flash storage...
From my own experience, none of the stock HDD's or swapped HDD's have failed on me so far. A couple of the ipods had free falls from 3ft to the tiled floor without any problems. Now I do understand the benefit of the ssd's - in addition to durability it will be much lighter with much longer battery life good for portability.
Yes the 256GB SSD ZIF is still pricy, but you can put in a 128GB CF card (not the brand name) with a adapter for about $160. Not bad. The option of using a mSATA (with an adapter) will cost less but so far it's proven only working with the stock apple firmware not Rockbox.
EDIT: My suggestion is you collect a pair of 5.5g's each swapped with a 128GB CF cards instead of having one 5.5g with a single 256GB SSD. Not only it will cost much less, also it's more practical (let's be honest 128GB is a lot for a few days' listening to your music) and you will not be left without music when one is gone for whatever reason.
Edited by DMinor - 1/3/13 at 5:51pm