I am interested to know if a newer generation iPod classic uses a standard hard drive or flash memory. Do you know what type of memory an iPod classic uses?
The specs page for the iPod Classic says "hard drive". That's a mechanical drive with a set of spinning platters and read/write heads.
And here's a replacement part for the drive in the unit. The compatibility list on that page lists:
- iPod 6th Gen 160GB
- iPod 7th Gen 160GB
And here's a video that gives some details on the Samsung drive in the unit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mB3xjIIKcU
160GB hard drive*
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
It uses an old hard drive with magnetic discs.