PDA

View Full Version : Would you buy a 40 GB iPod?


MacFan25
Jan 29, 2003, 05:38 PM
I was just wondering, if Apple did decide to sell a 40 GB iPod, who would buy it. Wouldn't that be 8,000 songs that you could fit onto it?

So, would you buy a 40 Gig?

MacFan25
Jan 29, 2003, 05:47 PM
I would not buy the 40 GB iPod. In iTunes, I have less that a thousand songs. So, if the 5 Gig gets updated, that is what I am going to buy.

JGowan
Jan 29, 2003, 06:03 PM
I've got 33GBs of music and audio files (books) on my computer. I would love to finally be able to do an autosync. Although I have had every config. of the IPOD, I have always had more music than ipod space...

with the 5GB, I had roughly 8GB of files...
with the 10GB, I had about 17GB...
with the 20GB, I had 23GB...

I still have go through and manually decide what to keep and what to leave which can take more than an hour, honestly. I have purposely held back on getting some new audio for the fact that I'm holding out for something that will cover my audio collection.

iJim

Das
Jan 29, 2003, 06:07 PM
I have about ohhh, 64 mbs of mp3s. Really, I like to play songs until I can'ts stands them no mores. If Apple were to make an ultra small ipod with at least 1gb, I'd be more inclined to listen to it, but 40gbs, dang...

Xero
Jan 29, 2003, 06:11 PM
good god no i wouldnt, the HD in my PB is only 60gb, and not even a 6th of that is mp3's. i MIGHT get a 5gb iPod if theyre updated with the same design as the 10 and 20, but i wouldnt need more than that. 90% of my music is ripped straight from cd, and i dont need my whole library in a portable device. 5gb is still a hell of a lot of music for a few "outings" away from your main music library, i think. and besides, an iPod will never be owned by me until they have stereo mic/line in! rawr!:p

pmh
Jan 29, 2003, 06:34 PM
Who says you can only store mp3's on the iPODs? I'm thinking that it could be useful for all sorts of data that I'd like to carry around with me.

rice_web
Jan 29, 2003, 06:36 PM
I'd seriously consider a 40GB iPod.

I could take my workstation to any Mac.

All of my files (I'm a web designer, no huge files for me) could fit on a 40GB iPod, so I'd simply install my apps, throw on my documents, and take it to any Mac that I work on. Plus, I'd still have room for thousands of MP3s for long trips, the car stereo, etc.

Yes, I'd buy one.

job
Jan 29, 2003, 06:47 PM
Nope, cause I'm saving for a tower to be purchased sometime in 2004.

rice_web
Jan 29, 2003, 06:54 PM
I'm saving for a new iMac, but I might just throw in an iPod purchase at the same time. I've got to "one up" my friend's MP3 CD player, and I could use the extra portability that an iPod would offer (I use Macs at my office and at home).

ibookin'
Jan 29, 2003, 07:14 PM
I would not buy a 40GB iPod. I simply don't have enough music to make it worthwhile, and if I wanted it for an external hard drive I'd just buy an external hard drive.

I'll just stick with my 10GB, thank you.

vniow
Jan 29, 2003, 07:19 PM
If I could afford all the CD's I wanted, I'd rip them all to no less than 192kb/s and I can bet you that they'd be at least 30GB if not more.

FlamDrag
Jan 29, 2003, 07:23 PM
I'd seriously consider it. Not so much for music alone, but for a portable hard drive solution that could ALSO provide some entertainment.

Cost would be a factor for sure.

MrBillGates
Jan 29, 2003, 09:18 PM
I'd buy a 40 gig without hesitation. I have a lot of music, audio books, and data I'd like to carry around with me. However, the device would have to be $499 or under.

howard
Jan 29, 2003, 10:00 PM
i'd get a 10 gig got about 5.5 gigs mp3s which is growing, but not that fast. i already have a portable 40gig hardrive so i don't need the space for anything else.

minimac
Jan 29, 2003, 10:03 PM
I could backup my entire iBook to a 20GB iPod, so the 40GB really wouldn't be worth it to me.

mania
Jan 29, 2003, 10:06 PM
No, I have more music than that - I am holding out for at least a 60.

TyleRomeo
Jan 29, 2003, 10:10 PM
i want a 400Gb iPod. I have all my music in AIFFs. So 40Gb is only 1,000 songs. I'm closing in on 5,000 and not nearly halfway through my music collection. Plus i need to make room for my ever growing music. When AAC audio becomes popular you're all going to have to recompress your music from the originals. I keep it at 1411KBPS so if i ever need to compress, then i can.

Tyler

GeneR
Jan 29, 2003, 10:34 PM
Yep. :D

benixau
Jan 29, 2003, 11:08 PM
mmmmmm.

alot of people would. does apple want to do something real cool?

release an ipod that has the Toshiba PCMCIA HDD in it. 5GB in a PCMCIA card.

that would make the ipod very very light.

like somebody else mentioned. a 1GB ipod that is very small and very light would be very good.

i would get it if the price was right.

HasanDaddy
Jan 30, 2003, 11:31 AM
I'm all for 40 gigs!!!

15 gigs for my tunes, and 25 more gigs for backing up my documents, pictures, and some video files.....

sethwerkheiser
Jan 30, 2003, 11:45 AM
I'd be afraid of the cost! hehe... I remember when I was on a big kick to get an iPod. I was all, "Man, I gotta get at LEAST the 20GB for "all" my Mp3s"

Then one day I looked at how many mp3s I had - I have like 3GB. Duh.

I don't think I'd need a 40GB, nor could I afford would probably. A 10GB would be neato though for files and other goodies.

FelixDerKater
Jan 30, 2003, 11:51 AM
I would get the 40GB iPod as a replacement for my 5GB iPod not because I have that many songs, but for the convenience of having your backups and music in one location. That would be really nice. It would also be cheaper than having an iPod and another FireWire external drive.

pmcaleer
Jan 30, 2003, 12:20 PM
I've been saving pennies for a 20GB iPod (and have been waiting for the next revision, really) but would consider the 40GB, assuming it would be the same price as today's 20GB.

Reasons? I can put important files, or even non-important ones, there, and not worry about the 11GB music library being affected. That would be a fantastic bonus, and I'm sure that Apple is thinking along those lines too.

"It holds your music, your contacts, your appointments, your social security num..." oops!

- Paul

occam
Jan 30, 2003, 01:21 PM
Yes. The extra storage is a no-brainer to gain the convenience of no hassles syncing. Plus, room for emergency storage of other files e.g., digicam.

FlamDrag
Jan 30, 2003, 02:11 PM
What they really need to do is allow you to hook your digital camera / DV Camera up to the iPod and allow you to import photo / video into it on the road w/o your mac.

So the iPod has iPhoto3Go and iMovie3Go on it so you can import as you wish (with file names etc) or import video by stop/start recording or film directly to your iPod.

Then you just hook your iPod up when you get home, open iMovie or iPhoto and bam! you're all set. Leave your camera in the camera bag.

That is a compelling reason for a 40GB iPod. Music alone - nah.

THAT is an iLife. The iPod should be something that if you're doing digital media on a Mac that seriously makes life easier. Make iPod almost a necessity, less of a luxury. More of a digital media device, less of an MP3 Player.

Sure it'd be nice to preview your movies etc on the iPod but ehhhh, I'd rather save that battery life and cost.

Carmel
Jan 31, 2003, 09:31 AM
Honestly, I am soooo guilty of doing things in excess, but there is a place to draw a line. I don't know ANYONE that has 8000 songs! I have less than 200- and my five gig iPod is going to be enough for me forever. My theory is if you have more than 5 GB of music, some of it has to go! You can always dl it later.

Moxiemike
Jan 31, 2003, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by Carmel
Honestly, I am soooo guilty of doing things in excess, but there is a place to draw a line. I don't know ANYONE that has 8000 songs! I have less than 200- and my five gig iPod is going to be enough for me forever. My theory is if you have more than 5 GB of music, some of it has to go! You can always dl it later.

i need more than a 40gb. :(

snahabed
Jan 31, 2003, 01:35 PM
It is a huge pet peeve of mine when people express snotty disgust over the desire for bigger iPods. 40GB is NOT all that much. You "don't know anyone who has 8000 songs?" Well hi, my name is Scott, I have much more than that, nice to meet you.

I would sell my 20GB, and buy a 40GB iPod in a heartbeat. I am full already, and I have yet to rip even a quarter of my music collection. Mostly because I am (perhaps foolishly) waiting for an iTunes/iPod update with AAC, and obviously I don't want to rerip all those CDs.

But even if you DONT have 8000 songs, there are valid reasons to encode MP3s at higher bitrates, or hell, even have uncompressed audio (which effectivey makes a 40GB iPod like a 4GB one)... there are valid reasons to backup your harddrive or selected data and applications... there are valid reasons to use it for data transfer, and perhaps in the future updates even more functionality. 40GB is not some strangely huge number anymore. I don't think many people use these babies to their full advantage.

That said, I think that Apple should definitely keep a 5GB around...and just make it much thinner and lighter with a new hard drive. This would satisfy a market.

cliffm
Jan 31, 2003, 05:42 PM
..Plus with the new Version of Final Skratch http://www.nativeinstruments.de/index.php?id=traktorfs_us you'll be able to spin tracks right from your Ipod!!:D

With 40 gigs, no need for compression. Dj sets using this technology will not have to sound like crap :)

TyleRomeo
Jan 31, 2003, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by snahabed
It is a huge pet peeve of mine when people express snotty disgust over the desire for bigger iPods. 40GB is NOT all that much. You "don't know anyone who has 8000 songs?" Well hi, my name is Scott, I have much more than that, nice to meet you.

I would sell my 20GB, and buy a 40GB iPod in a heartbeat. I am full already, and I have yet to rip even a quarter of my music collection. Mostly because I am (perhaps foolishly) waiting for an iTunes/iPod update with AAC, and obviously I don't want to rerip all those CDs.

But even if you DONT have 8000 songs, there are valid reasons to encode MP3s at higher bitrates, or hell, even have uncompressed audio (which effectivey makes a 40GB iPod like a 4GB one)... there are valid reasons to backup your harddrive or selected data and applications... there are valid reasons to use it for data transfer, and perhaps in the future updates even more functionality. 40GB is not some strangely huge number anymore. I don't think many people use these babies to their full advantage.

That said, I think that Apple should definitely keep a 5GB around...and just make it much thinner and lighter with a new hard drive. This would satisfy a market.

right on man. I have 1,900 MP3s at various bitrates but i also house 3,100 uncompressed AIFF files. i'm guning for about 10,000 once im all done. Since I personally edit each song on iTunes, I know everysong is organized and is to my liking. Then when AAC audio finally comes out with iTunes 4 i'll be able to compress my music (if i choose to) to the latest iPod. 40GB isnt that much anymore.

Currently you have 40GB 1.8 inch drives
80GB 2.5 inch drives
250GB 3.5 inch drives

By early next year these numbers could easily double. I know for sure that 3.5 inch drives will hit 400GB this year. and Maxtor, WD, IBM, and seagate are all trailing for Toshiba right now for the conveted most GB/sq inch. I think toshiba is somewhere around 50GB/sq inch. All these companies are gunning for the 100GB mark. Its kidna like the race to GHZ numbers with processors.

SO bring on 40GB iPod. Use it for all your music and if you have room to spare use it as deck of cards size firewire hard drive. Why do you think you pay so much for these little babies.

ok im spent

Tyler

King Cobra
Jan 31, 2003, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by Xero
an iPod will never be owned by me until they have stereo mic/line in! rawr!:p

iCable (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=T4504LL/A)

I don't see the need for a 40GB iPod. I don't think you plan to listen to every CD on your computer (IF it takes up more than 40GB of space). There is already built-in MPEG-2 support and the re-rumored .ac3 support for iTunes to come. And if Apple came out with a 40GB iPod with .ac3 support, you could theoretically store 32000 songs on your iPod.

If you think you need to store that many songs on your iPod, you may want to see this man. (http://www.haitiglobalvillage.com/sd-mambo-yaya/default.htm)

LethalWolfe
Jan 31, 2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra


iCable (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=T4504LL/A)

I don't see the need for a 40GB iPod. I don't think you plan to listen to every CD on your computer (IF it takes up more than 40GB of space). There is already built-in MPEG-2 support and the re-rumored .ac3 support for iTunes to come. And if Apple came out with a 40GB iPod with .ac3 support, you could theoretically store 32000 songs on your iPod.

If you think you need to store that many songs on your iPod, you may want to see this man. (http://www.haitiglobalvillage.com/sd-mambo-yaya/default.htm)


Do I plan to listen to every CD I own in one sitting? No. but I would like to be able to fit my entire collection on my iPod at a good (someday uncompressed) quality level and never screw w/swapping music/CDs again. I want to be able to grab my iPod, walk out the door, and not go "Now, does this have my best of Metallica playlist on it, or my ambient and goth play lists?" Not to mention that I'd like to have few gigs left over to shuttle files around as well.

I listen to music probably 75% of the waking day and being able to access all my music all anytime no matter where I am, and at a non-crappy compression ratio, would be a wonderful, wonderful thing. :)


Lethal

vniow
Jan 31, 2003, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
And if Apple came out with a 40GB iPod with .ac3 support, you could theoretically store 32000 songs on your iPod.



5.1 surround sound on an iPod?

King Cobra
Feb 1, 2003, 02:14 PM
I thought .ac3 was the new MPEG-4 AAC audio support. It isn't?

vniow
Feb 1, 2003, 02:26 PM
.ac3 files are the ones used as the sound tracks in DVDs and contain the surround sound codecs.

You're thinking of .aac which is seeming to become vaporware just like Rendezvous support.http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/veronica/rolleyes.gif