How many GB should have my iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Cata M., Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Cata M. macrumors member

    Cata M.

    Jun 20, 2011
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I am thinking of buying the iPod Touch 5g. It's my first iPod and I would like you to help me to decide how many GB it will have. Can you tell me how many songs and that stuff fit on an iPod with 8GB, 32GB and 64GB?

    * Sorry for my English

    Thanks in advance, Cata:)
  2. jonrando, Jul 25, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 25, 2011

    jonrando macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2011
    8GB: For light to moderate app, photo, and music users.

    32GB: For moderate to heavy app, photo, and music users.

    64GB: For heavy to excessive app, photo, and music users.
  3. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    I'm gonna tell you exactly what i tell my dad when he asks me that every single day.

    It depends on the individual songs file size, how many songs you put in it and how much free space you have.

    So it could be a lot or very little depending on what you consider to be a lot or very little.
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    8GB -> about 6.8GB of stuff.
    32GB -> about 29GB of stuff.
    64GB -> about 59GB of stuff.

    You can fill it with whatever you want. Song numbers etc mean nothing.

    The 32GB is the sweet spot. Not much more than the 8GB one but with 4x the storage.

    Get the 32GB.
  5. jonrando macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2011
    Yeah, my iPod touch 4th generation 32GB works out perfect for me, just the right amount of space. Only get 64GB if you have lots and lots of content and you're a heavy user.
  6. Firestar macrumors 68020


    Sep 30, 2010
    221B Baker Street.
    I would go with 32GB. That should leave you with enough space for what you want to put on their. If you needed 64GB, I'm pretty sure you would know.
  7. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Get the 32gb if anything, it's right in the middle =). If you plan to get the 64gb, might as well get an iPad :D
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    32GB. Mine is about full, but I have 1300 songs (some very long), over 15 movies, quite a bit of TV and about 100-120 apps on it. I'd say that's plenty. 8GB just wasn't enough for me when I had my original touch (which I still think looks cooler)
  9. moderately macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    I really like having all my music with me. Before my 30gb iPod was stolen I was constantly having to decide who to pull off to make room for new music. I could probably have coped better.

    ~4200 songs probably half at 192 kbps and most of the rest at 256. 88 apps and a few movie clips. I would be culling music now (23.3 gb free on my 64gb) if I went for the sweet spot. 32gb is the sweet spot if it works for you.
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Get 32GB

    I have a 8GB iPod Touch (comes to 6.5GB of usable space).

    I have 71 apps, 146 pictures
    0 songs, 0 videos

    I have only 439MB free.
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    32 GB ... I have 2000 songs and 14 movies on mine
  12. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
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    I've got 8gb. it is just fine and definitely a good value. but, it is small and requires more work to manage files. i cannot fit all of my stuff into it, so i have to decide playlists ahead of time and watch how many podcasts i download.

    if you are not on a tight budget, the 32gb is a good deal. as someone already noted, it is not a whole lot more than the 8gb, but holds four times as much. for me, the 64gb would be excessive. i could fill it up with stuff, of course, but it is totally unnecessary (for me).
  13. BiggAW macrumors 68020

    Jun 19, 2010
    However big your iTunes library is, or whatever subset of it you want to have with you. :D Files vary from high bit-rate video files to Audiobooks and Podcasts that can be very small.
  14. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    if you have a large library, you can never have enough space. it's convenient having 64GB on my iPad, but the 32GB on my iPod touch and iPhone has more than enough media that i can use in a single day.
  15. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    It's a good idea to get 64GB if you plan on recording videos with the iPod touch.
  16. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
    I do just fine with my 8GB 4th gen iPod touch. I am a light user however so I agree with others on this thread and would recommend a 32GB model.
  17. BiggAW macrumors 68020

    Jun 19, 2010
    Depends on whether you want to be able to have the whole library available at one time. I think in the future, services like Spotify will take over, where you aren't wholly dependent on either the cloud or local storage, but rather a combination.
  18. worlet macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    of course 32GB,mine is 32G, hundreds of music in my touch, I love them all. I'm a music fun.:D

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