Originally Posted by BlackDwarf_307
I got a question for you all, you know how it is not wise to shake a hard drive? How is the hard drive in the mp3 players affected by shock? I just don't want to destroy it my jogging short distances or the such.
I have an iPod that I simply LOVE.
Unless you are really bouncing a lot you will probably not notice a lot of skipping while jogging. The iPod has 32MB of cache that it fills off the HDD. at 128kbps that's approximately 32 minutes of music in cache. If you don't skip around a lot (by skipping tracks) then you stand a good chance of not suffering any skips. But skips are possible. If 100% immunity to skipping is one of your criteria, you better stick to solid state MP3 players.
As far as causing damage to the drives over time, I haven't heard of any iPods dying prematurely because of jostling. Common sense tells me it can't be good for it, but nothing lasts forever.