About how many albums fit on 60gb ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by luckylisp, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. luckylisp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    Ripped at, say, 192 bitrate? Can someone give me a general number? Same for 30gb. Would be greatly appreciated.
  2. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    Too many variable to answer with any certaintly but I just checked one of my albums ripped at 192 kbit AAC it comes in at just under 100MB so you do the math. ;)
  3. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    According to Apple, 60GB stores 15000 4 minute songs at a bit rate of 128 kbps. So if you use 192 kbps, you can expect 10000 songs (or 5000 on a 30GB).
  4. Labi macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2005
    At 128 kbps 1 minut equals 1Mb (approx). 1 gig can store 1000 minutes which is 16.6 hours. So if one album has approximately 1 hour you'll store 498 albums on 30 Gb, or 996 on 60 Gb. You'll have to keep in mind that every iPod uses a couple of gigabytes for itself therefore if it's a 30Gb iPod you'll have a bit less then 28 gigs for your music,video and data.
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    30GB advertised = ~27.9GB in binary terms. The iPod actually uses very little space for formatting. The difference is mostly due to the difference between advertised capacity where 1GB equals 1 billion bytes and binary terms where 1GB = 2^30 bytes. The "gap" equals roughly 7%. So any HDD you buy will show up as ~7% smaller on your computer, not so much of a problem on smaller drives but when you look at 2TB drives the difference is 140GB!!
  6. ehayut Suspended

    Jun 29, 2005
    Well, I hve about 200 albums that take up half my ipod, and i have a 20GB. That's at 160kbps

    So a 60GB iPod should hold about 950 albums at 192kbps. Of course, it depends on the average length of each CD. Crazy, huh?
  7. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    I know this is a stupid reply but a lot!

    90mb an album as an example -

    60000/90 = 666 albums approximately
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Actually, you're the only one who answered the question.
  9. ehayut Suspended

    Jun 29, 2005
    hey, i answered it too :p I just assumed a less than 60 minute CD, on average :p
  10. luckylisp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    Thanks everyone. I was going to get the 60gb, but I estimated it at holding less originally so seeing as it holds so many (possibly 600 :eek:) I don't think I need that many albums. Then again... people keep telling me to get the 60gb because for 100.00 more you're getting double the space (but not paying double the price) and it's better to have more than less because you never know. Yeah, I'm talking myself in circles. :p Thanks again for the replies.

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