Is your iPod's HDD already full?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by p0intblank, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    I went to update my iPod's library today and iTunes told me there isn't enough free space. :mad: I have the 60 GB model by the way. It's amazing how much space Podcasts can take up! :eek: I better get to cleaning it up.

    Anyone else in the same boat as I am?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Electro Funk

    Dec 8, 2005
    The Opium Garden
    im almost there... between all my music a movie and some podcasts... i have 13 gigs of my 60 left :eek:

    They fill up fast...

    good excuse to buy another in the future! :D
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jan 4, 2005
    man I started with it full. I got my 20 gig g4 about a year ago and I had about 30 gigs worth of music.
    Earily this year I releized I dont even listen to most of my stuff and then only put the play list of music I like to listen 2 which turn out to be only 10 gigs worth of music. other 10 gigs is a moving hard drive now.

    That being said best way to get the space back is figure out what you will never listen to on the ipod and just dont put it on there. Put only the playlist you like. Mind you I am dreading when I do fill it up all 20 gigs with stuff I like. Then I will need to buy a larger one :D
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    I have a 6GB HD on my iPod Mini and only about 1GB is full right now.
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2005
  6. macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I have a 30GB iPod Photo, and i only have 1.5 GB of space remaining on mine.
  7. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    My iTunes collection has been bigger than my iPod for some time, but it's only a 15GB model. :eek: But what I have done is use the option to only sync checked songs, and then unchecked enough songs to give me some free space.... Here is one thing you can do that may not hurt your iPod experience much:

    Make a smart playlist that contains XXX (maybe 200 or so) songs that have a play count of zero and the oldest add date. Then apple-click (or it may be option click...I can never remember) to unselect all of them. If you select the "only add checked songs" option, then you can keep using this to get rid of as many songs as you want, from the checklist for syncing, until you are happy with the free space. :)

  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2005
  9. macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    I have about 645MB left one a 40GB iPod.
    I've deselected about 2000 tracks in iTunes, so they don't get transfered.
    I've removed another 2000 tracks from the iTunes partition on my HD and I have about 4000 tracks waiting on my Powerbook to be transfered to the the iTunes partition.

    I'm waiting for a 100GB+ iPod to be releasted before I upgrade to a new iPod.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    same here, its a real pain too as i listen to most of my music, grrr, i would get a 30 gig 5G, except that it'll only take about 27 gigs in real life and i have at present just over 30gigs of music! hopefully we'll see a 40gig ipod soon! that would be puuuurfect (the 60gig seems to big)
  11. macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2004
    I've been over capacity for years on my 30GB 3rd Gen iPod.

    I'm waiting for a larger ipod to come out, like 80 or 100GB. Right now I could pretty much fill a 60GB with all my music, video & photos...I want a little room to grow when I upgrade. Never thought we'd be stuck at this 60GB ceiling for so long...
  12. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002

    great idea,

    i love making highly functional smart playlists like this
  13. macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    My 60 GB iPod has been full for nearly a year now, I have music archived on CDs as I rotate music around.
  14. macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
  15. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    Yes. 6gb Mini, 100mb free. Cannot wait for a 60gb, or whatever the next iPods will hold. I need more space now. I'm becoming a music whore, ripping my pops records and that.
  16. macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    All of my ipods have space...except my shuffle...i don't even have 3,000 songs yet:(

  17. macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    My Nano is, my Shuffle is, my 1Gen is not(as it can't hold my vidoes) and my 60GB is not full
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2004
    Madison, WI
    My new Nano only has 2 gigs, and I've never broken 100 songs at a time. I have 4 500meg randomized playlists (which never adds up to 2gig for some reason).

    I don't have any data files or photos on it either.

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  19. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I filled my 60GB iPod a few months ago and now I need a 100GB iPod....hopefully they will be coming out soon.
  20. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I think that when you say you want a 500MB playlist, it adds songs to it until it gets as close as possible to 500MB without going over. So you're always a little under. So your four playlists don't add up to 2GB, but come out somewhat lower...

    Then there's also the issue, to which I don't know the answer, as to whether the MB/GB calculations in smart playlists use factors of 1000 or 1024 for converting between kb/mb/gb.... :rolleyes:
  21. macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Isn't there an overhead for all HDs ... or does it not apply to flash memory? I know my 60 GB drive is actually only 55 or so.
  22. macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2006
    Depends on my mood
    heh, i have about 200 songs in my library, and i own a shuffle, with about 200 megs used. I only have 40 or so songs on it, but thats because im very picky when it comes to music. If im looking for music online, and i find an album of a band i like, im not gonna buy the whole album. only the songs i know i will listen to over and over.
  23. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    no but my HD on my PB is, only 608.8 MB left :eek: my computer is running like crap....
  24. macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2006
    sincei got the macbook pro, i've been using my ipod as an external hard drive.

    thats about all i use it for right now, but it only has two mores gigs free.......
  25. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It isn't overhead. The issue is that, by tradition, 1 kb = 1024 bytes in the memory industry, and as far as software is concerned (because 1024 is a power of 2), but 1 kb = 1000 bytes in the storage medium industry. So a 40GB drive has 40 x 10^9 bytes, instead of 40 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 bytes. So the formatted capacity, as reported by the software, is less than the drive holds.

    I'm not 100% sure what flash memory does.

    But here, I guess, the question is just, how much space do you have left, if any, on your iPod!? ;)

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