Portable media players have become the latest and greatest way to listen to music, watch videos, and see pictures. The iPod, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. has become the most popular type of portable player. The classic iPod models and many other media players all use an internal hard drive to store data. This drive, just like a computer hard drive, is vulnerable to failure for various reasons. Even the smaller iPods such as iPod mini and iPod shuffle store data using flash memory, which unfortunately is vulnerable as well.
These devices have long been criticized for their short life-span and fragile hard drives, especially due to their portable nature. A 2005 survey conducted on the MacInTouch website found that the iPod had an average failure rate of 13.7%. In particular, failure rates for iPods employing hard drives was usually above 20% while those with flash memory had a failure rate below 10%, indicating poor hard drive durability.
Inter-Data Recovery Services has been successful with all types of portable media players including all forms of the popular iPod model. If you are stuck in the unfortunate situation of having a failed device, and no computer backup, we can help.