Poll: What Storage Size for Ipad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Robdmb, Jun 9, 2017.

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What Storage Size for Ipad Pro?

  1. 64

    19.5%
  2. 256

    56.8%
  3. 512

    23.7%
  1. Robdmb macrumors regular

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    #1
    Interested in what size most people are going with...
     
  2. spook macrumors regular

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    I'm going to order the 256
    64 is too small but the price jump from 256 to 512 is just too much.
     
  3. Gzmikeo macrumors newbie

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    256 this time as luckily not doing 128, or would of been that size again :)
     
  4. 960design macrumors 68020

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    I got the 64GB. I haven't filled up the 32GB from my previous iPP9.7 ( currently at about 18GB free ).
     
  5. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    256GB is more than sufficient for another 3yrs or so on the 10.5inch ; had Air 2 since launch however I just about got by with 64GB...never again !!!
     
  6. trife macrumors 6502

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    I'd go 256. Seems to be the sweet spot between future-proofing for storage and price point.

    I just looked on my 128 GB 7+ and I have 75 GB available after 8+ months of use. So I can see 64 being too little, as I keep iPads longer than iPhones.
     
  7. AstroDrew macrumors regular

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    256GB the Goldilocks of storage, not to small not too large...just right =)
     
  8. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the 64GB 10.5" Pro. Should be plenty of space for my needs. If not I've got two weeks to return it and buy more storage.
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    512GB for me. Currently at 30GB free on my 256GB iPad and I just bought a ton of Marvel comics during the Kindle sale the past weekend.
     
  10. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    I'm thinking of either 256GB or 512GB when i get mine, the file system may make me use more storage and I have a lot of TV shows on my iPad.
     
  11. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    512GB... up from 128GB IPP 9.7.... your golden with left over free space since you can't add more.....
     
  12. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502

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    Went with the 10.5" 256gb option. this time around.
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    Curious how much space TV shows take up. SD vs HD
     
  13. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    It depends on how long the episodes are and so on but HD versions of TV shows tend to take about 1-2GB an episode so if you have a TV series it can run up to 24-25GB a series.
     
  14. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Depends on where you get it.

    Apple SD is around 500MB per 45-minute episode. 720p HD is around 1-1.5GB, iirc. I've never bothered with 1080p downloads on my mobile devices. Uses up too much space.

    Amazon uses lower bitrates. Their estimates are:
    Best: 0.9 GB/hr
    Better: 0.6 GB/hr
    Good: 0.3 GB/hr

    Based on video quality, my guess for Amazon:
    Best: 720p
    Better: 480p
    Good: 240/360p

    Of course, if you do your own Blu-ray rips, you have far greater control.
     
  15. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the general idea. :) I mostly watch the stuff I have through the Apple TV. A lot of old classic SD shows mostly. Again, I was just curious.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 9, 2017 ---
    Awesome! Thanks for your input as well. :)
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  17. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    64 is the new 16. Especially if pro means adding more apps and more content. And 256 is only a little more cash for 4x the space.
     
  18. baconcow, Jun 9, 2017
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    baconcow macrumors regular

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    I used Netflix's download feature to download the HD episodes of the new season of House of Cards; it was 8.9GB. I wouldn't use SD on the iPad, given its resolution. I would even get 1080p, if offered.

    1080p episodes can get up to around 3-4GB for around 1 hour.
     
  19. ninaco macrumors 6502

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    256GB for me. The middle-range on IPads has always been the sweet spot for me -- had 32 on the iPad 3 & 64 on the Air 2. I've never had a capacity issue, but my iPad's about 80% full by the time I wipe it & turn it over to family.
     
  20. rui no onna, Jun 9, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017

    rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Lol, meanwhile, the 32GB iPad 2, I managed to fill with manga the same weekend I got it.

    Thus far, the only iPad I've purchased that hasn't given me a notice to delete items because it's full is the 9.7 Pro 256GB and it's ~90% filled right now. :rolleyes:
     
  21. baconcow macrumors regular

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    Stuck determining whether to get a 256GB or 512GB model. As I do not have a laptop, currently, I will putting more content on this device than I would if I had iTunes available more often. Back in 2006, I bought an 80GB HDD iPod classic and had it filled with SD TV shows and music.

    I figure between movies, TV shows, games, music, PDFs, and other files and applications could quickly add up to 256GB. When my wife bought her 64GB Air 2 three years ago, we thought it was more than enough. She puts no TV shows on it, some games (less than I will), only a few movies, and almost no music and it has 7GB left. I plan on using this for many years, so three years from now 256GB is not likely to amount to much when tablets are getting 1TB storage options and games are getting higher definition assets and applications like Netflix offer even higher resolution downloads. Still stuck wondering.
     
  22. mw78 macrumors newbie

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    512 for me. I want as much space as possible now that I will be able to really link this and use well with my DropBox account. Also hoping to use this as a teaching replacement and for field use offloading of high res GoPro video that were the jobs of an old MBA. Even after it begins to show its age for speedy work, it should still last a long while as a PDF repository that I can use for annotating and lecture writing, so the additional storage should serve me for a long time.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    512GB FOR SURE.

    Arrives 13th!

    With the new file system, it will get used.
     
  24. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I purchased the 256 10.5. I have a 256 7Plus.

    Just upgraded to the 2TB iCloud option from 200gb.

    I have over 50% storage available on the phone but but have started to move gigs and gigs of files onto iCloud.

    AT&T unlimited plan helped me decide to not load movies or files onto my devices unless I am flying and need fast access.
     

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