I started with a 8 gig purple IPOD NANO... Had it for a year and a half or so before I got my MBP. Both of which are mine. My nano was a Christmas gift, I bought my MBP. If I can swing it the next time my mom and dad's tower is rendered useless. (I ALMOST expect it to. LOL) I might go in with them since my dad helped a little on a few things I bought.) So. I will have at least a year and a half expirience if something happens to their tower.