iPod Classic: Flash player + Hard Drive

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
I'm sure I'm not the first to note this, but after tripping and falling onto my iPod I now have a glitch in the screen where a small group of pixels display inverted.

Finding any weak excuse to open the case, I eventually discovered that it's quite possible to use the iPod (3G,10GB) without a Hard Drive attached.

I wasn't foolhardy enough to try and pull up a song that wouldn't be loaded into RAM, but I could browse the notes that I had open, and listen to the current track without reconnecting the HD.

I contrast this to a Mac computer which just stalls if you disconnect its boot drive while awake. (It continued without a hiccup when the drive was reconnected. And for the reference it was an external drive - I wasn't stupid enough to take out the internal one while powered up and running.)

So, for all those people who wanted a flash iPod, we actually had it all along.

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