(PRODUCT) Red touch - 57GB only!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by aquaboi924, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. aquaboi924 macrumors member

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    hi folks,

    got my product red ipod touch 64gb today. this is a thing of beauty. the screen is gorgeous and it's fast!

    i'm a bit disappointed, however, by the storage...i know we don't get 64gb but when i plugged it in iTunes, i was surprised to "only" get 57gb of space. wow. what happened to the 7gb??? that is quite a big chunk used up by ios6...no wonder they don't have 16gb...

    oh well, still happy though. this is so thin that i'm buying a case so i can hold it better...cheers guys!

    j
     
  2. codybriana macrumors member

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    All hard drives do this, it's not just apple, and its probably not just IOS 6 thats taking up that space.
     
  3. Project538 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it's normal for the actual capacity to be less, but I didn't know it was that much less... anybody know what the actual capacity on the 32GB model is?
     
  4. aquaboi924 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i know...i was expecting it to be at least 60...but 57...man...:eek:

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    yeah, i'm interested to know as well as i was originally planning to buy the 32gb...good thing i got the 64...
     
  5. Project538 macrumors regular

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    My 32GB is on its way... see, I didn't think it would be a huge problem. My experience with iOS devices is that the formatted capacity is about 2GB less than what you see on the box. My old 8GB iPod touch has about 6GB of actual storage, and my 16GB iPad has about 14GB of actual storage... so shouldn't you be getting between 60 and 62GB? That's just weird to me that it would be that low.
     
  6. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    That can't be the OS. My 16 GB iPhone 5 has 13.5 GB capacity. I'd get it checked out/replaced.
     
  7. Project538 macrumors regular

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    Try a restore before you go trying to get a replacement. Since you've got the (PRODUCT)Red one, you may have difficulty getting a replacement in a store, meaning you'll have to go without an iPod while the new one ships to you. Restore it first (not from a backup, start it as a new device) and see if that fixes anything. If not, you may have to go for a replacement one. Either way, best of luck to you
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    they say 64gb, but they really mean 64,000,000,000 bytes. since there are 1024 bytes in a kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte, and 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte, those 64000000000 bytes really is just 59.6 gigabytes. the storage industry has always counted this way. sucks, i know.
     
  9. LordRahl72 macrumors newbie

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    My 64GB iPhone 4s has a total of 57.4 available to use. This is normal.
     
  10. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    I think the larger the drive, the more space is taken up by formatting, partitions, etc. Not positive though...
     
  11. jacobss macrumors 6502

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    That is normal, my previous 4th gen ipod touch had the same.
     
  12. anshuvorty macrumors 6502

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    i was gonna say this too....its the mathematical relationship that 8 bits = 1 byte that lends to this lowering of the capacity of the storage device...
     
  13. RobinHood5 macrumors regular

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    The little thing in the fine print that says "formatted capacity may be less" rings true here. The capacity is not going to be exactly what apple says. Load iOS 6 onto it and I'm not surprised that you only have 57gb. My 1tb external HDD only has 975gb.
     
  14. aquaboi924 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone! Feel better. Now off to enjoy the ipod...cheers!
     
  15. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    Fantastic to read a really informative, useful and friendly thread. Exactly what MacRumours is about.

    Makes a nice change from some of the rubbish slanging matches that are becoming the norm these days!
     
  16. aquaboi924 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup, this is how this forum should be. Thanks.
     
  17. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    This+The space that iOS takes up results in the 57gb.
     
  18. aquaboi924 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah. No biggie though. Was just surprised!
     
  19. Androidfan1x macrumors regular

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    lol i'm crying because there's no 16 gb version so i have to spend $300 to get the 32 gb version, for me 16 gb is perfect, (8 gb is not enough, 32 gb is too much, i can never fill up all that space).
     

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