Ipod touch is 8gb enough for me plz help

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mdsniper7, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. mdsniper7 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    I am going to get the touch but is 8gb enough or do I need a 16gb

    I use it for music and games and apps
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    umm, apps don't take up that much space, but ur music might. i have no idea how big ur music library is. btw, u don't actually have like 8 gb of space. more like around 6.5 gb of space. the missing space is occupied by the firmware and the differences in advertised capacity and the way that software reads capacity( 1gb is 1024mb as opposed to 1000mb). one last thing to consider is that videos take upa lot of space, as does lossless music.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    II have an 8 GB touch, with about 2.5 GB of space left. About 3.9 GB of Music, 200 MB in Apps or so, and about 500 MB in photo's.

    It depends on how much music you have and what bit rate it's at.
  4. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    I have a 32GB and I fill it up easily with music, movies and podcast
  5. mi986 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Victoria, Australia
    This is the formatted space on iPod Touch:
    (These figures may be slightly higher or lower for different people)

    8gb Touch
    -New: 7.1 gb
    -Jailbroken: 6.1 gb
    16gb Touch
    -New: 14.8 gb
    -Jailbroken 13.8 gb(maybe)
    32gb Touch
    -New: 30 gb
    -Jailbroken: 29 gb (again, I can't be sure)

    Hope I have helped someone.
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Well with the screen being a bit larger, movies are nice. They'll fill up an 8GB quickly. I'll be in the position to get a freebie and I think it's worth it to pay the extra $70 for at a minimum, 16GB.
  7. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Me too-thinking I want a 64 Gb or a 128(!). :D

    Resyncing my 32 right now and had to cut over 1,200 songs off my play lists just to get it to fit.
  8. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    I spent the extra $70 and got the 16G, with the BTS promo, I think is was worth it
  9. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    In my experience, if you're gonna use your touch for music games and apps then 8gb will be plenty big. I have an 8gb touch, and I have 12 movies, 83 songs, 34 photos, and 61 apps and still have over 300mb free space.
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    As a number of other posters have pointed out, it depends on what you use it for. If you like music and have a large iTunes library, 8 GB will not be enough. Likewise, movies, pictures and podcasts will fill it easily. If you don't have much to put on it (unlikely), then go for 8 GB.

    My personal recommendation would be to get as large a memory as you think you will need - and add to it. So, I'd suggest you get 16GB - at least.

    Cheers and good luck

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