Actual size of iPod HDDs?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by LethalWolfe, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    I'm assuming that the HDDs in the iPod are just like other HDDs in that a 30gig iPod really doesn't hold 30gigs. Anyone know how much space is left after formating and what not?


    Lethal
     
  2. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

    Jaykay

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    Re: Actual size of iPod HDDs?

    Isnt itsomething like 8/10 the said size?
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

    ftaok

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    I'm assuming that you're talking about the fact that in marketing terms, 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes.

    In reality (computer terms), 1GB=1,073,741,824 bytes or 1024^3 bytes.

    Using the above numbers, the ratio is 93% So a 30GB iPod will really have 27.9GB of HD space. This number is before you add in the overhead of a filing system, etc.
     

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