8GB iPod Touch Enough?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    with the 16 gb i get 14.8 gb to use,

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

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    Okay, thanks.

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

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    I don't think it will be enough if your movies are 700-800 MB each.
     
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    alphaod

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    Yes it should be enough.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    AceFernalld

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    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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