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Apple readying 60GB iPod

Toshiba today announced that it will offer a 60GB version of its 1.8-inch hard drive in the coming months and that Apple has already placed its order. Cindy Lee, deputy manager of Toshiba’s hard disk drive division, said the drive will enter mass production during July or August. All three iPod models (15GB, 20GB and 40GB) use Toshiba drives, while the iPod mini uses a 4GB 1-inch drive from Hitachi. Lee noted that Toshiba is currently shipping 350,000 of the 1.8-inch drives per month to Apple.

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Kids—you don’t need to have a lot of money to get an iPod, you just need something called a credit card,  Don’t bother saving up for an ipod, by the time you can afford it, it will be too late.  You want an iPod NOW, right?

Apply for a credit card - fudge your age and income and voila - you will get a credit card in the mail!!  Take that credit card down to best buy and get your iPod.  If you only pay the minimum amount each month, say around $20 a month, you should have the ipod paid off in the next couple years.

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Posted by How to Get an IPOD right now on June 2, 2004 at 3:30 PM (CDT)


lmao, ME. What town in Pakistan are you from? Why’d you move to Canada?

Posted by Sam on June 2, 2004 at 3:31 PM (CDT)


Is it possible to just buy one of these drives and upgrade an existing iPod? Of course, I’m not saying it would be easy as it would require taking it apart, but if the possibility exists, then I wouldn’t be suprised if someone actually tried it.

Posted by Sraphim on June 2, 2004 at 4:32 PM (CDT)


i moved to get a better education and because of some other reasons

Posted by Me on June 2, 2004 at 5:38 PM (CDT)


I have 125 GB of music at 320 aac (14000 songs). Well, this measley 60 GB is falling behind, i need MORE than that paltry amount of space. I NEED MORE STEVE JOBS, why dont you frieken go to another company than toshiba if all they can do in a year is a smerfy 20 GB more. Dammmit, i hate these lame sorry ugrades from apple, im not waiting a frieken year for ONLY 20 GB more space. GIVE me my 100 GB at least IPOD NOW, youll need it for videos and pictures eventually, or let microsoft and the others kill you. YOU know, the other hard drive music players ALREADY had a 60 GIG since last year, now why cant apple be better than them besides ease of use features for the frieken masses. Us serious music lovers deserve better.

Posted by tiger woods on June 2, 2004 at 5:57 PM (CDT)


“Us serious music lovers deserve better…”  English classes.

Posted by lion forests on June 2, 2004 at 6:01 PM (CDT)


yea, im sure toshibe could develope a 250gb 1.8 inch hdd…everything in life comes downt o cost and demand….if there are five ppl who want this 2000 device its not in apples best interest to sell it….so wait for the demand to go up and the cost to come down, untill then enjoy your music colection 37.1 gb at a time!

Posted by rivlinm on June 2, 2004 at 6:08 PM (CDT)


“im sure toshibe could develope a 250gb 1.8 inch hdd”

Not now, and not for a few years. It’s down to something called “areal density” - that is basically how tiny they can make the magnetic particles on each disk platter and still maintain information integrity.

This rate improved dramatically during the 1990s, but has slowed down recently.

The large 250GB+ drives you see around actually have 3-4 distinct platters of 60GB-80GB each arrayed in parallel.

The mini TOshiba drives use a single platter.

Currently the largest single platter 2,5” drives are 80GB, with 100GB forthcoming.

Elementary high school math (pi-R-squared) lets you scale down from these 2.5” platters to 1.8” platters.

If it’s any consolation, the ultimate physical constraints on hard disks predict a final areal density of around 20TB on a single 2.5” platter. When this limit will be reached is anyone’s guess but I’d say around 2020.

Posted by Limits on June 2, 2004 at 7:25 PM (CDT)


i was linving in karachi, Pakistan and i moved for good education.

‘Limits’ nice info on the hard disk

Posted by Me on June 2, 2004 at 7:37 PM (CDT)


Hey me

I know what your saying about wanting an ipod, i used to travel 1 hour on the bus just to play on a nintendo 64 when i really wanted 1.

I think you should do the following, set up a website with all the details (so people can see ur genuine about wanting one) maybe put a few sad face pictures on there and then set up a pay pal account so people can donate to your worthy cause. then just promote your site everywhere and see what happens.  or you could just steal an ipod.

Posted by bryan on June 3, 2004 at 2:27 AM (CDT)


If the next gen has NO improvements at all, I will buy one anyway, because I need more space.

Posted by stark23x on June 3, 2004 at 2:35 AM (CDT)


Honestly, how many of you actually OWN 750 CD’s, or 15000 songs ? That would represent an investment of ap. 7500 $ (if bought at iTunes Musicstore). Of course some of you will have bought lots of cheap CD’s, but still I doubt that there are many people out there with such a big music collection.

PS: My iPod(40) is full too ;-)

Posted by Ronny on June 3, 2004 at 3:52 AM (CDT)


thanks for the advice bryan. to stp up an account dont i need to be over 18 i am only 14.

Posted by ME on June 3, 2004 at 5:36 AM (CDT)


i cant set up a paypal account because i am 14, but very good idea bryan. any other ideas.

Posted by Me on June 3, 2004 at 5:39 AM (CDT)


i cant set up a paypal account because i am 14, but very good idea bryan. any other ideas.

Posted by Me on June 3, 2004 at 5:39 AM (CDT)


Ask not what your iPodlounge can do for you. Ask what you can do for your iPodlounge.

Posted by Tom on June 3, 2004 at 8:38 AM (CDT)


Me, you’ve just learnt one of lifes little lessons:

You can’t always have what you want.

Posted by Bob on June 3, 2004 at 8:59 AM (CDT)


Apparently, apple execs are well pissed that this leaked out.
The full story is on

Posted by taz on June 3, 2004 at 9:13 AM (CDT)


Me, i agree with bryan. i wouldn’t mind donating a dollar to you. If you get 300 people like me, you’ll have an ipod. the problem is, what if you’re really a 21 year old frat boy at some college your parents are putting you through and you’re just messing with all of us? At least put some effort into it, like a website, and then i won’t feel burned if you aren’t really who you say you are.

Posted by pigpen65 on June 3, 2004 at 9:20 AM (CDT)


Why doesn’t Apple just go straight to the Terabyte Ipod?  Or better yet, the Petabyte (1,000,000 GB) Ipod they’ve been working on?

I mean, why beat around the bush?

Posted by Z on June 3, 2004 at 9:56 AM (CDT)

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