Lets hear of some of your ideas on IPOD isolation for your wing.
so Fred does this mean the 1gb IPOd shuffle (the one that is real small) has no hard drive? ThanksFred H. said:FYI, the Ipod Mini and Nano models don't have hard drives and won't ever lock up from vibration.
The 60gb Ipod has twice the onboard RAM memory as the other models, and as such, is less susceptible to shock.
I have found the best way is to let the Ipod lay loose on a piece of foam so that it can "float" around a bit. If it is fastened down or hard mounted, it will get more vibration transmitted to it.
My 2nd gen 20gb Ipod has been rock solid for over 100K miles sitting loose in the right pocket on a small layer of foam. It has held up the best. I used a 3rd Gen on the bike for about 6k miles before it's hard drive crashed. My 4th Gen has also locked up several times on the bike. For some reason, my early model 2nd Gen has never skipped a beat.
I now have a 8gb Nano I use on the FJR (since it get a bit more vibration) and I really like not having to worry about the hard drive or having it lock up on me. I re-compressed my Mp3 songs to AAC (Mp4) format for the Nano and managed to get about 3,800 songs on it at 64kbs.
A slight correction.Fred H. said:Yes, the Ipod shuffle has no hard drive.
The only Ipod models with internal hard drives are 20 gigabyte, 30gb, 40gb, and 60gb models.
The Mini, Nano, and shuffle are all flash memory based and totally shock proof.