Ipod Touch Actual capacity?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by zeppelin68, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Can anyone make a rough guess on the actual capacity of the 8gb and 16gb Ipod Touch after the OS and Formatting?
     
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    JohnnyQuest

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I have a little over 7 gigs of music/videos I want on an iPod Touch and I'd really like to get an 8 gig model and save the money!
     
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    Good question. Surely the OS wont take up more than...100mb?
     
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    gloss

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    "When formatted, the 8GB iPhone will have about 7.24GB of free space." - Thinksecret

    Should be about the same for an iPod Touch.
     
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    i'd say somewhere between 14.5 and 15.5
     
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    thegrandmaster

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    Anyone who owns a 16GB iPod Touch have any definitive numbers?
     
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    14.84
     
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    TheBonk

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    On iTunes, I get both 7.27 and 7.24 GB on my 8GB Touch. Not sure which it is but it's not much to make a difference.
     
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    thegrandmaster

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    Thanks!

    I'm gonna start making a second library removing all of my 'extraneous' stuff (demos, boots, bonus tracks etc.) and now I know what my goal is.

    I've slimmed my library down from 16.23GB to a straight 12GB, leaving plenty of room for me to add new stuff in the future!

    Of course I need to actually buy the Touch first... :eek:
     
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    My library is over 80GB.... I have a playlist with everything I want on my touch, it is ~14.2GB, with only 300mb of videos and the rest for podcasts..... I really do wish they had a 32gb version tho :\
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I have about 3 GBs of music (I know not huge but always growing right) and then almost every episode of the office, and my podcast I cant live without. I will prob end up putting all my music then just set iTunes to put the 2 newest podcast from each show and then put as much as the office as I can on mine.
     
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    I think the 16GB is around 14.76GB formatted. I have one and I'm almost positive it's around there.
     
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    RollTide

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    Man I am mad that the new season of the office is not on itunes. :mad:
     
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    Shanesan

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    Who coded this style partition? How the hell can you lose over a GIG of space in 16 gigs?

    Thats rediculous. A gig is a lot of space to just evaporate.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    iTouch says 7.24gb - for the 8gb

    which leaves me with 3.09gb free space after all my items synced up.
     
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    TheBonk

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    You haven't seen the 160GB classic actual capacity have you? They lose 12GB. It has to do with the way computers read hard drive/flash memory and the way manufacturers read it. I think manufacturers actually do create the correct amount of space, and they read 1GB as 1,000 MB. But computers read 1GB as 1,024 MB. I really hope in the future manufacturers start selling drive capacities in the way computers read them. Think about 1TB, after formatting, that's 78GB missing! I don't think alot of customers who don't know much about computers will be happy when they buy a computer with 1TB and actually end up with 922GB. Think of what you could do with 78GB.
     
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    Wow, I'm impressed! I'm still trying to get over the 'I have to have all of my music with me everywhere' complex, looks like you already beat that one!

    32GB would be nice, I'm sure that'll be what happens next year :p
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    wow, today i made a playlist of the songs i listen to most and it added up to exactly 14.84 gigs, haha, at least my good music will fit, but that leave no room for video, i really want a 32 gig touch
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    disks:

    300 MiB (exactly)
    15 KiB
    14.831 GiB

    Thus it's actually a 16.24GB drive
     
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    ChrisBrightwell

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    Read the fine print.

    16 "GB" = 16,000,000,000 bytes = 14.90 GB.

    Remember:
    1 B = 8 b
    1 KB = 1024 B
    1 MB = 1024 KB
    1 GB = 1024 MB​

    Blame it on the disconnect between the way drive manufacturers count a GB and the way programmers count a GB.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    According to df on the touch, the touch has 16,239,762,432 bytes. This is the first time I've ever seen a drive undersold, in any way shape or form.
     

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