How much shocks can this iPad stand.....

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  1. cshmech

    cshmech iPF Novice

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    Well, I might be freaking out unnecessarily... But guess I'm so very concerned.. I am bothered when I keep my iPad on some hard surface.. I'm sure it's subjected to some shock when I do it. I might convince myself saying that "Since apple has designed smart covers leaving the back side exposed, it might be alright." But I wana hear the word from you guys. Has anyone had concerns about this?
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    Not a single

    solitary concern here. You may just have too much free time on your hands if you are devoting any of it at all to this concern.
     
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    nope, no moving parts in the iPad, so nothing to break, other than the screen and the casing

    oh, and your heart :)
     
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    Exactly. Solid state drives mean that you don't have to worry about wear and tear on moving components.
     
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    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    You are. ;) As others have said, there are no issues with respect to "shock" unless it's from being dropped a great distance. If you're planning on doing that a SquareTrade warranty is probably in order.

    FWIW iPads employ flash memory for storage but do not have an SSD like those found in in a laptop, a new Macbook Air for example. The flash memory cells are soldered to the logic board. But then that's probably what you meant and you already knew that. :)
     
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    Watch this video and you will not be bothered about shock damage anymore :p

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKNdknJI53Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]
     
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    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    Dropped my iPad off my desk the other day - after restarting my heart, it was fine, it landed flat on the exposed screen on a wood floor.
     
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    Same difference... ;)

    Kidding! You figured out that we're on the same page and clarified it for the layman, thanks!
     
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    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    Yep...armed with that tidbit I figured someone would come along and say "Hey, can I replace the SSD in my iPad?" so I thought it best to stop them in their proverbial tracks. :D
     
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    I have dropped my iPad at least 100 times, maybe more. It's fallen off my bed at night countless times. I have a rug on top of a concrete floor in my living room and have knocked it off it's stand, had the stand fall on top of it. About the only thing I haven't done is thrown it like a frisbee.

    I had this one time late at night when I was trying real hard to read something in the forum and I kept dozing. Dropped it 10 times (I counted) in a row.

    This thing is better then a Timex. :)

    I do have a silicone cover on it. That's all.
     
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    Perhaps it would be safer to count sheep? :)

    Okay...now you're showing your (our) age! ;)
     

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