# The iPod that will let you store 500,000 songs

If you’re a REAL hardcore iPod junkie, you’ll be pleased to know that new technology has been developed that will allow iPod’s to store up to a staggering 500,000 songs.

That same technology could also be utilised on other MP3 players and other gadgets to store up to a hundred times more information than they can currently hold.

This is made possible by the use of so-called “racetrack memory” which uses the ‘spin’ of an electron to store data, and can operate far more quickly than regular hard drives.

Kind of makes your old iPod shuffle pale in comparison doesn’t it?

## 9 Responses to The iPod that will let you store 500,000 songs

1. Paul says:

So now we're measuring storage capacity in songs?

• well speaking for myself, I am merely quoting the article! :-)

But wouldn't you say that each song is more or less the same size? So if you know how much space this new drive will be, you can calculate how many songs it will hold?

2. Paul says:

So now we’re measuring storage capacity in songs?

• well speaking for myself, I am merely quoting the article! :-)

But wouldn’t you say that each song is more or less the same size? So if you know how much space this new drive will be, you can calculate how many songs it will hold?

3. Kiltak says:

Let's see, the article doesn't say about total storage capacity.. so if a 160GB iPod can store around 40,000 song, 500,000 songs would roughly take about 2 terabytes of disk space.

4. Kiltak says:

Let’s see, the article doesn’t say about total storage capacity.. so if a 160GB iPod can store around 40,000 song, 500,000 songs would roughly take about 2 terabytes of disk space.

5. Kiltak says:

Let’s see, the article doesn’t say about total storage capacity.. so if a 160GB iPod can store around 40,000 song, 500,000 songs would roughly take about 2 terabytes of disk space.

6. brandon says:

Thats cool. Maybe someday youll be able to buy an ipod and have it come preloaded with every song ever made. :)

7. brandon says:

Thats cool. Maybe someday youll be able to buy an ipod and have it come preloaded with every song ever made. :)

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