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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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16GB mini - How much of 16GB is usable?

I know the os takes up some space. Any one have a 16gb mini and can tell me how much is usable per itunes?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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I believe it's 13 and some change.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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This pic from apple's website should give you an idea. It's for the iphone but the iPad should give you about the same.

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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Just picked up a 16gb iPad mini today. The available space is 13.73gb

I was able to fit a bunch of apps (including some big games), all of my music, pictures and a couple HD movies on it. I still have a little over a gig of free space.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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You can tell iTunes to downsample your music all the way down to 128k when it's syncing so you can fit more on there.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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still way better than some of the other tablets. i read that one had only 5gb available out of 16.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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i read that one had only 5gb available out of 16.
Which one is that? The worst I've seen is the Microsoft Surface tablet. The 32GB model only has 16GB available for the owner to use.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:01 AM   #9
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Which one is that? The worst I've seen is the Microsoft Surface tablet. The 32GB model only has 16GB available for the owner to use.
Unfortunately I don't remember.. I just read it and was a bit shocked.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:29 AM   #10
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The 8GB Nexus 7 only has 5GB free. Perhaps you saw that and assumed it was 16GB. And there are users quoting huge performance slow downs once there is only 2-3GB of free space left.

That means on the base model Nexus, you can only really use 2-3GB.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:35 AM   #11
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The 8GB Nexus 7 only has 5GB free. Perhaps you saw that and assumed it was 16GB. And there are users quoting huge performance slow downs once there is only 2-3GB of free space left.

That means on the base model Nexus, you can only really use 2-3GB.
may be a dumb question, but how would the amount of storage effect the speed of the phone? I just think of other devices I have had (pc's, macs) and the speed is more dependent on the RAM and processor. I could fill up a hard drive and notice zero difference in speed
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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may be a dumb question, but how would the amount of storage effect the speed of the phone? I just think of other devices I have had (pc's, macs) and the speed is more dependent on the RAM and processor. I could fill up a hard drive and notice zero difference in speed
I don't know. Thats what is being claimed. Just google it. Here is just one:
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=37258
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:11 AM   #13
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even though i dont know much about them I have read that solid state drives slow down once hitting 60-65% capacity. I do not know this from experience though....
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:19 AM   #14
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even though i dont know much about them I have read that solid state drives slow down once hitting 60-65% capacity. I do not know this from experience though....
I have not experienced this in my long history with solid state. Most likely this particular issue is a software bug or serious design flaw in some controller.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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With iOS 6.0.1 I believe your left with about 12gb.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:21 AM   #16
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I just think of other devices I have had (pc's, macs) .... I could fill up a hard drive and notice zero difference in speed
Not true. Windows will choke itself to death if the drive is full. I want to say even my mac Air when I used all the space slowed to a crawl.

Mindful that 0 space is a far cry from what is plagueing the Nexus 7.
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The 8GB Nexus 7 only has 5GB free. Perhaps you saw that and assumed it was 16GB. And there are users quoting huge performance slow downs once there is only 2-3GB of free space left.

That means on the base model Nexus, you can only really use 2-3GB.
There were indeed complaints on xda, but I believe the 4.1.2 update fixed that problem.
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