4.3.3 Storage Capacity Question (32gb iPad 2)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jedivulcan, May 23, 2011.

  1. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    I just got my 32gb GSM 3G iPad 2 today and iTunes reported that the available storage was ~29.1GB. I went to restore (so I'd have an image of the iOS downloaded for future use) and to start it out 100% completely fresh.

    I restore.

    The reported storage on both on my iPad in the About section and in the latest iTunes report 28.55GB. I have a 32gb iPhone 4 plugged in and showing 29.06GB. Running the latest OS X and latest iTunes.

    Anyone else experienced this? Normal storage capacity for this particular model? A bug, perhaps?

    Thanks! :D:D:D
     
  2. MuggleReviewer macrumors member

    MuggleReviewer

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    I have the 64GB iPad 2 running the current iOS and my capacity is 58.7. There will always be some space lost in the format of the memory and the space of the operating system. I would say its normal.
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    This is normal of any HDD or SSD,

    Wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive

    Same rules kind of apply to flash memory, a 32GB iPad/iPhone/iPod touch is reported as only having 28.5-29GB Free.

    We have two 2nd Generation iPod touch, 8Gb in our house and one reports as only have 6.5GB free, yet the other one reports 7.1GB.

    this is normal
     
  4. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It reported 29.1gb before I restored it from the factory installed 4.3.3. I had a friend check his iPad 2 and it reported 29.1gb on a 32gb.
     

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