how much hd space?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by stormyuklondon1, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    #1
    quick question, 500-600 mostly 50-70 minute audio cd's ripped to itunes in apple lossless. roughly how much hard drive space will it take up?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Location:
    Britain.
    #2
    No idea. But from what I've heard, your gonna need an external HD. Maybe a few... :eek:
     
  3. Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #3
    I'd say about 150+ GB as a very rough estimate.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    #4
    thanks for the replies, chaps. anyone know for sure? ive got a 2ghz imac dc with a 250gig hd, should that be big enough?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    EvilBeans

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Location:
    North Jersey
    #5
    250 GB should be plenty. I use FLAC for my lossless tunes. Figuring roughly 25 MB per 3.5 - 4 minute song and 11 songs per album I came up with ~165 GB.

    HTH.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Location:
    Britain.
    #6
    If its gonna eat up 150+ at an estimate - then thats 50%+ of your HD just gone, and thats without future music purchases, movies, games etc.

    Maybe it would be worth you investing in a 250GB Ex. FW HD?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    #7
    yea, i think your right, what with iphotos and xp taking up a big chunk an external hd looks like the way forward:) more expense!:D
    anyone recommend a decent external hard drive for itune storage?
     

Share This Page