HDD size comparison:

1" Microdrive (iPod Mini)
1.8" HDD (Regular iPods)
2.5" HDD (Laptops, Current Gaming Consoles)
3.5" HDD (Desktops)


@tom I thought iPods have eMMC storage 😲 Those small hard disks are really cool but isn't it problematic to have a hard disk in a portable device you're always moving around? 🤔

@nipos well current ones do but the Classic and Mini lines used HDDs because you simply couldn't get affordable flash storage on those dimensions

@nipos also they worked kinda similar to portable CD players, filling up a buffer instead of constantly spinning. they also had ways to park the heads in the event of a fall

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