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timerollson
Mar 24, 2006, 08:00 PM
Hi, does anyone have a side-by-side comparison of a 30GB & 60GB 5G iPod video? I'm looking to upgrade and want to see how thick/larger the 60GB is to the 30GB? *sorry if it's been posted*



lordj4000
Mar 24, 2006, 09:33 PM
I have a 60 gig but one of my friends has a 30. All i can say is that if you don't absolutely need 60 gigs get the 30. It is way thinner and looks a lot better. My 60 looks like a brick in comparison. I'd post a pic but i don't have a camera.

rockthecasbah
Mar 24, 2006, 09:39 PM
I have a 60 gig but one of my friends has a 30. All i can say is that if you don't absolutely need 60 gigs get the 30. It is way thinner and looks a lot better. My 60 looks like a brick in comparison. I'd post a pic but i don't have a camera.
it may look like a brick but even the 60gb 5th gen is i thinner than the 4th gen 20gb if i am not mistaken :)

Josh396
Mar 24, 2006, 10:03 PM
it may look like a brick but even the 60gb 5th gen is i thinner than the 4th gen 20gb if i am not mistaken :)
Nope you're right. However I will say the 30 GB is noticeably smaller than my 5th Gen 60 GB but I filled mine up pretty quickly with movies so I'm glad I got the 60 GB.

timerollson
Mar 24, 2006, 10:38 PM
Well, I currently have a black 30GB iPod video, and so far, I've accumulated 19.73GB, so that's why I'm looking to upgrade, but thanks for the info.

blueflame
Mar 25, 2006, 09:06 AM
the nano in its entirty is exactly as thick as the silver on the 30 gig, the 30 gig in its entirety is exactly as this as the silver on the 60 gig, i was amazed at this, but it is true, try it out for yourself.
andreas

student_trap
Mar 25, 2006, 02:19 PM
30 gigs is wey too little space for me (have over 30 gigs of music alone), but is aesthetically much nicer. I think that its due to the fact that the plastic section of the ipods is a lot thicker than previously, so on the 30 its ok because the whole thing is really slim, but on the 60, you get a thin layer of plastic followed by an abundance of metal...i.e. its proportions aren't pretty

ExileinBlonde
Mar 26, 2006, 04:38 PM
In my opinion the size difference is nothing that should deter you from having more GB space, if you need it. I went from a 30GB to a 60GB 5th Generation iPod, and size is something that I haven't even noticed.

rye9
Mar 26, 2006, 04:45 PM
30 gigs is wey too little space for me (have over 30 gigs of music alone), but is aesthetically much nicer. I think that its due to the fact that the plastic section of the ipods is a lot thicker than previously, so on the 30 its ok because the whole thing is really slim, but on the 60, you get a thin layer of plastic followed by an abundance of metal...i.e. its proportions aren't pretty

how do you have so much music? did you rip like 1000 older CDs or sometin? :confused: :D

ReanimationLP
Mar 26, 2006, 04:49 PM
The reason the 60 is thicker is to accomdate the double platter hard disk drive, which is 2 30GB platters, while the 30 only has a single 30 GB platter.

MUCKYFINGERS
Mar 26, 2006, 05:38 PM
30 gb ought to be enough for anyone.

it's not like you listen to all the songs on your ipod anyway, is it?

there's about 3 bands that i listen to on my ipod: oasis, do as infinity, and led zeppelin.

ijimk
Mar 26, 2006, 06:15 PM
30 gb ought to be enough for anyone.

it's not like you listen to all the songs on your ipod anyway, is it?

there's about 3 bands that i listen to on my ipod: oasis, do as infinity, and led zeppelin.
Yes 30 gig is enough for music but as for video content i would disagree... I would say if you plan on doing anyting with video on the ipod i would say the 60 is the way to go. The content can easily start adding up. :cool: Oh and oasis ROCKS!

ExileinBlonde
Mar 26, 2006, 08:42 PM
My thought process on this is that if you plan on having the iPod for a while, I would want to leave room to grow. Songs, CD's, etc, are something that you are always getting more of. In my opinion, you can never have to much space.

eXan
Mar 26, 2006, 10:01 PM
the nano in its entirty is exactly as thick as the silver on the 30 gig, the 30 gig in its entirety is exactly as this as the silver on the 60 gig, i was amazed at this, but it is true, try it out for yourself.
andreas

lol its not silver, its chrome :D

timerollson
Mar 26, 2006, 10:38 PM
30 gb ought to be enough for anyone.

it's not like you listen to all the songs on your ipod anyway, is it?

there's about 3 bands that i listen to on my ipod: oasis, do as infinity, and led zeppelin.

That's fine for you, but I like having all of my music on me. Why? It saves the trip from going to my cd-display and finding a cd, putting it into a cd-player, finding song and playing it. If there's the chance I want to listen to a random song, it's there. That's why I bought it. Otherwise, I'd have a nano.

student_trap
Mar 27, 2006, 04:24 AM
how do you have so much music? did you rip like 1000 older CDs or sometin? :confused: :D

I just have a fair bit of music, its all ripped at 192, which does make a slight difference. Quite honestly though, there are people here with much more music than me:eek:

luckylisp
Mar 30, 2006, 12:05 AM
Hi, does anyone have a side-by-side comparison of a 30GB & 60GB 5G iPod video? I'm looking to upgrade and want to see how thick/larger the 60GB is to the 30GB? *sorry if it's been posted*

Sorry, wrong pic. Said it was the 5th generation ipod, but apparently it's not.

tektonnic
Mar 30, 2006, 02:54 AM
er, isnt that a 20gb 4g (on the left) and a 30gb 5g (on the right), not the 30gb and 60 gb 5gs?

student_trap
Mar 30, 2006, 08:12 AM
yeah it is, i can't find any direct 30/60 5G comparisons though...how strange!

darwen
Apr 1, 2006, 08:58 PM
yeah it is, i can't find any direct 30/60 5G comparisons though...how strange!

I am supprised someone has not done it yet. I might do it this week. My friend has a 60 and I have a 30. If I can find a nano I will trow it in there too!