iPad mini 16GB mini - How much of 16GB is usable?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    I believe it's 13 and some change.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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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  4. macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks all!
     
  6. darngooddesign, Nov 27, 2012
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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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    still way better than some of the other tablets. i read that one had only 5gb available out of 16.
     
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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.
     
  9. macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately I don't remember.. I just read it and was a bit shocked.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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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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    mattopotamus

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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
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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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....
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    With iOS 6.0.1 I believe your left with about 12gb.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    There were indeed complaints on xda, but I believe the 4.1.2 update fixed that problem.
     

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