MAke sure you buy 32 or 64...!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cenetti, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    Oh boy I am running low on my 32gb.....
    Apps take way too much space....and I don't even have that many.

    20mb application on iphone becomes 500mb on Ipad.... ouch!


    :eek:
     
  2. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Had mine almost a month and used about 1.5GB so far
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I'm patiently waiting for the 256GB version... :apple:
     
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    As long as you can steam most of your video, or you're ok with just doing sync on a handful of videos at a time then the 16GB model is fine.

    If you are a pack rat that feels the need to have every episode of Lost on there, then yeah..
     
  5. Fidget08 macrumors regular

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    I'm sitting on 99 apps including that beast. The periodic table 1.15 gigs or something and i have the 16 gig. I only have like 300 mb left :eek:. Looks like its time to solder in another flash chip :eek:
     
  6. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 64 and I have 14GBs left.

    About 40GBs is music. Another 10GBs is photos and apps and videos.
     
  7. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    I have the 16bg with about 11gb free...

    I have my fair share of apps. I don't store any music or movies on it. I sync a movie or 2 every now and then but I eventually take it off after watching it...
     
  8. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a jailbroken device and the ability to mount an unlimited number of flash/external drives. If anything having too much space is a problem more than a solution..it just means storing alot of crap you rarely use instead of being selective and only have useful things, for me anyways.
     
  9. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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  10. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I have the 64GB WiFi iPad, and I love the space. I have around 3 gigs free. LOL! :)
     
  11. virx macrumors member

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    on a 32GB iPad I have 28GB free. What apps do you have installed which take many GB of space?
     
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I know of one for sure.

    Elements is 1.74gb.

    I'm pretty sure Metal Gear Touch is around 800mb maybe more.
     
  13. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Most people I know with the 32 & 64 wish they had bought the 16GB as they have hardly made a dent in the storage. Its not like you would want to store hundreds of movies and thousands of songs on an iPad.
     
  14. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    But they've only had the iPad for a few months. Are they not planning on storing anything else?

    You can never have too much space.
     
  15. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    It just doesn't make a lot of sense to store stuff locally these days. People want access to their data from the iPad, the phone, the notebook PC, the desktop PC, from work, etc..

    It makes so much more sense to skimp on local storage for peripheral devices, and invest it into something centralized that all the devices can access easily. It's so much cleaner and more organized.

    Put all your information someplace central to the core of your network and set things up so the edge devices access that.
     
  16. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    That's me. I don't like to choose what I may be felling like listening or watching. I want everything with me at all times.
     
  17. Kobra macrumors regular

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    I have about 10gb left on my 64gb iPad, the space is mostly taken up by music in lossless format. Initially I thought that the 64gb was a bit excessive, but I'm glad I thought about the future...
     
  18. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I usually max out storage on all devices, but I went with the 16 GB, and I have zero regrets. With almost 70 apps installed, I've used about 2.2 GB total. No music, that's what the iPhone is for--it docks with my speakers. No video, that's what the bigass TV my husband had to have is for. Very few books, because I have over 300 stored in Amazon's Kindle cloud. That leaves pictures, and those will either only be on the iPad long enough for fast processing, or because they're part of my wallpaper collection. Just a handful of personal pics will be on there long term--the rest are on hard drives at home. If I want regular access to certain ones, Photobucket has a fine app for accessing my account. Why clutter up my iPad for that?

    Besides, buying the smallest iPad means I can justify upgrading when version 2.0 arrives next year. :D
     
  19. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I am in the camp that I would rather have everything local.

    1. I have the WiFi iPad not the 3G one.

    2. Streaming over the network takes a higher toll on battery performance as you are now using the network connection + the processing to play the file as well.

    3. You won't have a connection always. For instance, plane ride to San Francisco is around 6 - 7 hours. And trip back thats 14 hours. Plus, the time you are in San Francisco. I want to have enough content and what not to pick and choose what I want to watch, and not have to really on only choosing a handful of movies/music etc.
     
  20. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I got the 32 gb version. I was originally going to get the 16gb one but then I saw that one movie downloaded from itunes was like 1.5 gb. If I am going on a trip I think it would be nice to have 10-15 movies on there so if I am in a place with no wifi, I can have a selection of something to watch if I want to.

    As soon as the camera connectors are more readily available I might find other ways to get movies outside of itunes where I can apparently just drag a movie to the ipad from the sd card and then when I'm done watching it delete it from the ipad without having to sync through itunes.

    I tried using handbrake with one of my dvds and it took 10 hours to encode and had no sound...I would rather just pay a little extra for a dvd with digital copy and pull the digital copy into itunes.
     
  21. ttate90303 macrumors regular

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    Better to have and not need than to need and not have. I'm still hoping with time more efficient code will come for these iPad apps.
     
  22. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Yours is sure loaded up to the gills! :)
     
  23. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I'm in the cloud camp. AirServer gets me my videos, my 32 gig iPhone has all my music, and anything "serious" gets done on my Mac Pro or MBP.

    I'm sure some must have apps will be coming out soon, and that might make a little dent.

    :p

    I am curious what apps everyone is running on their iPads. I haven't seen much to entice me yet. Guitar toolkit and the Korg app are incredible though.
     
  24. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    I can easily see apps coming out in the future eclipsing 1GB.

    Not to mention the new OS update that will increase actual usage of media tenfold.

    So yea, I'd say 16GB is no where near enough. Maybe for now; definitely not long term.

    SN: Listening to music on the iPad is great. The speaker is very good.
     
  25. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I'm second in line, right behind you:
     

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