8GB iPod Touch Enough?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by hgill, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    As a student buying a new Macbook I'm eligible to get up to $299 toward an iPod of my choice after mail-in rebate. A fantastic deal!

    The 8GB Touch is listed as $299. My question is, is that enough space? How much space do they actually give per Touch (ususally a little less than what is advertised, no?)? How much space does using Safari and programs that already come built in (Calender, Notes, etc.) take up?

    I would probably have about 1000 songs plus a small handfull of TV episodes and movies at any one time (say, 4 episodes and 3 movies or something) and then probably change stuff up; make room for new stuff by getting rid of the old stuff.

    Is 8GB enough for this kind of use? Is it worth it to put in $100 of my own to get the 16GB Touch?
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    with the 16 gb i get 14.8 gb to use,

    I would get the 16 for future growth ;)
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    Okay, thanks.

    But does you think the 8GB has the capacity to hold what I've described above and still function?
  4. macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2008
    I don't think it will be enough if your movies are 700-800 MB each.
  5. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Yes it should be enough.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Northern Utah
    It all depends how much music or videos you want. The ipod touch OS takes up about 2 gigs so you would only have 6 gigs to use. It wouldn't be enough memory for me because I have tons of music. Yet it all depends how much memory you want. I would have to say
    go for the 16 gig
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    You are incorrect. After the OS the iPod touch is left with 7.4GB for Music, Movies, Photos, etc. That means the OS takes 0.6GB, not 2GB.

    To the TS:I find my 8GB model to be plenty enough. But aren't movies like 1GB each? If I were you I'd cough up the extra $100 for the 16GB model.

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