How on earth do you guys use ALL 64gb?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gamecube117, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. gamecube117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    I'm debating to buy the 32GB or 64GB iPad 3 Wifi.

    I want to buy the 32GB - $619. But if I add an extra $100, I could get twice the amount of GB (good sales strategy there, Apple!) so it would be $719. I only want to upgrade to get my money's worth. Anyways, after tax it will be slightly over $810.

    I have an iPod Touch 32GB and I used 10GB of it, all on music. Nothing else. No apps, games, whatever. But I feel like if I had an iPad, I would download more apps and games. But still, I don't think I would use up all 64GB. (Maybe, you never know I guess!)

    Anyway, my question is, how much GBs do you guys currently have on your iPad, and what do you use it on?
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    It's quite easily actually: (This is what I put on my iPad)

    3-4 GB of Apps
    1-2 GB of Music
    32 GB of Digital Copies from Blu-Rays
    7 GB of Photos
    10 GB of home videos

    Would've loved a 128GB model this year, oh well. :)
  3. linkgx1 macrumors 68000

    Oct 12, 2011
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  4. Red 2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    England, UK
    With children, vey easy to use 64GB when videos, films & photos are inc. ESP if HD content used.

    Even apps are totalling 15 GB now and downloaded books etc. don't help. Could actively manage more via iTunes but don't have the time. TBH, would have cheered if a 128GB had been released.:eek:
  5. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    The Internet is for porn lol!
  6. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Perhaps those who order that amount of storage, don't have a computer or the desire to keep a central repository of files. Because I've used iTunes so long I could fill up a 64GB iPad several times over. Yet I have zero desire to do so. I buy the 16GB size year after year, and rotate the content I put on it. My full iTunes library resides on my server.
  7. CIA macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    I have maybe 5-9GB of Apps, 1GB of pictures, no music (I have an iPhone for music) and then every possible leftover bit of space full of movies. Been re-encoding my HD ones for full 1080p HD in prep for this new iPad. The "new" iPad supports H.264 High Profile encodes!
  8. epicmar macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    Northern Florida
    I have an iPad 2 with 32GB and have about 4GB free. So I ordered a 64GB new iPad (iPad 3).

    I have the following on my iPad 2:
    - lots and lots of apps
    some take a good bit of storage: dictionaries, Bible lots of translations and study tools, legal stuff, map software, etc.
    - about 6000 photos
    - about 1500 PDF files (work stuff)
    - a modest number of Kindle books
    - no music (all on my iPhone)
    - no podcasts (all on my iPhone)
    - no videos (I stream stuff Hulu +, Netflix, but don't download any video)
  9. gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    So, I may buy the 64GB (still contemplating between 32GB and 64GB).

    I have 10GB used on my 32GB iTouch.

    But the thing is... I don't think I'd put any music on my iPad. It's pointless and I wouldn't listen to music using my iPad, so that means I would have a full free 64GB iPad.

    But I forgot about the camera/video camera on the iPad. I'm always taking pictures with friends so maybe I will gather tons of pics using my future iPad. I don't watch movies on my iPad because it takes way too long to download, and I watch stuff from my desktop.
  10. CIA macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    "I don't watch movies on my iPad"

    I said that once. Then I realized it only takes a long time the first sync. After that I only swap out a movie now and then, and that's no biggie. I watch video on that thing all the time... To each their own. I suggest you buy the 16GB wifi and be happy. If you need more, next time get the 32. You find ways of filling space.
  11. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2010
    The Apple Store
    I only have 1GB left on my 64GB 2, before I get the 3rd generation, I'm cleaning up some space (also getting a 64GB)
  12. whynotgotovegas macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2012
    I'm not gonna lie, when I first got my 16gb iPad 2, I was a bit worried about me filling it up too quick, however, after using it for a while, I found that. 16gb is just barely big enough for me. The only thing I wish I had the 64gb for, is for video podcasts. Even though I only leave the most current episode of whatever podcast on there, I use up a ton of space for each video. But, it's alright because I just had to delete some music and some apps that I never used..and the small storage forces me to delete things so my iPad stays simple and clean :)
  13. gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Actually I lied sorry, I do watch movies, but I stream, I never download (too impatient to wait the x amount of time downloading then watching it, when I could just stream and watch it right away and avoid the downloading time)
  14. CIA macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    I have hundreds of gigs of movies in my iTunes, but I only keep about 20-25 on my iPad at any one time. Usually 20 favorites I could pick up and watch from any point, and then 5 or so movies I just haven't gotten around to watching yet.
    I killed my NetFlix streaming account (just get DVD's by mail now) so I don't really stream anything. I wish Netflix had better streaming, then I might get it back. I prefer the clarity of Blu-Ray too much though.
  15. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    There's a handy little app called GoodReader that can a) download any video content on the web with its own browser, b) play back said video content without incriminating evidence, c) store said video content with no sync consequences to iTunes, and d) is double-password protected from the wife.

  16. gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Lol hmm interesting, but I'm not tech-savy so this sounds complicated. Like, could I use "GoodReader" and download movies/videos using school's internet? Wouldn't that effect my iPad?

    With my iPod Touch. If I download music using school's internet, I will have the music on my iTouch...

    But if I go home and sync more music to my iPod, I wouldn't have the song in my iPod because I downloaded it, so it's not in my desktop, if you get what I mean.

    And I could download videos from any web? (like Putlocker, etc).
  17. jivemaster macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2011
    You'll want the largest storage you can afford, IMO. Because of the increase in resolution, you'll want to be using the highest res media where available. Apps will also increase in size to cater for the bump in resolution. It's better to be big than sorry.
  18. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I travel a lot and sometimes for extended periods. A lot of the time I don't have enough bandwidth to stream movies. So I load mine up with videos/movies, etc. some of my flights are 10 hours or so. I only have a 32g version now and keeping it cleaned out with sufficient space for my travels is a bit hard. So I ordered a 64g this time. I would have loved a 128g version too. Even at a higher price.
  19. JesseW6889 macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2010
    To have 64 Gb of stuff on an iPad is one thing.

    To use 64 Gb of stuff on an iPad... thats another story entirely.
  20. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I managed it on my 2, and had started being careful about what I put on it. I was hoping for a 128GB but this time I will adopt better practices and store things on my network or leave apps I'm not using off the device.

    You are right though....64GB really should be enough for most folks!
  21. Cisco_Kid macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2005
    British Columbia
    I find it's super easy to fill up my 32gb so I order the larger one this time.

    Apps <--- not to many apps
    Photos <---- lots of photos

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention movies ;)
  22. Digidesign macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2002
    TV shows will fill up the space quickly, especially if you load an entire season on the device.
  23. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
    I ordered the 64gb cause I had the 16gb iPad 2 and it filled all the way up with just a few apps (not that many) couldn't fit any music or videos on it. The 16gb is pointless it's kinda like a 4gb iPhone would be.
  24. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Real easy to do if you load it up with video. I have about 20 GB of apps alone and a media library on my home computer exceeding 2 TB so plenty to choose from. And as someone else mentioned, if you have kids, the iPad is invaluable for bringing along the kiddie's movies, especially when we travel. At any given time I have about 60 GB of 'stuff' (and none of it music) on my iPad.

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