Storage Question

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  1. wyntormoon macrumors newbie

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    Hi all.
    So I had just recently bought the iPad Pro 10.5 inch, 512gb. Was just wondering a guesstimate on how many books I could put on. I saw a post a while ago about a 32gb iPod with maybe 600-1000 books. I have close to 467gb left. Almost all my music, but a lot in the cloud. I'm going to be goin on a trip soon, and would love to not only have some other movies downloaded before the trip, but also a lot of my books.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    Like text books in the Books app, or audiobooks? 512 GB will hold every book you could ever read in your whole lifetime in "plain text" books. (For reference, looking at my ebook collection, it appears the average "text" book is about 2 MB. So 400 GB would hold about a quarter million books. The average "standard comic book" is about 20 MB, so about 25,000 comic books. Some of my bigger "art books" or "compilation comic books" are up to 200 MB, so 2,500 of those.

    But, every ebook I own (~1500 total books, including some absolutely enormous role playing game rule books,) adds up to less than 10 GB.

    Unless your vacation is a SpaceX trip to Mars, you'll fit more ebooks than you can possibly read during your vacation on that iPad.

    For audiobooks, I have about 100 audiobooks totalling over two weeks of continuous playback (378 hours and change) that fits in 5 GB. Again, unless you're going to be wanting audiobooks for an entire trip to Mars and back, that iPad will hold more than you can possibly listen to on your vacation.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    My comic books (comiXology HD) have been averaging 50MB per 20-page issue.

    That said, yeah, could easily fit most people's entire ebook (text) library.

    Comics/graphic novels, maybe not so much but it should still be good for months worth of reading.
     
  4. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    I’ve got a 2500 book calibre library ... 4 gigs. You’ll be fine.
     
  5. A_Flying_Panda macrumors member

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    A 2gb kindle paper white holds about 1,100 books, so if you allocate ~200gb to books, then you will have ~110,000 books.
    If you read 1 book a day, it will take a little over 30 years to finish all these books.
     
  6. wyntormoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, yes, that's what we were trying to figure out. I think my husband did the math and it turned out to be about 30,000 plus books. Not sure I've read that much in my 51 years, LOL. I have a ton of old Steve Jackson and Ars Magicka RPG books that I've been dieing to get on the ipad to read again, and they are big, but I think this will be great for them also. That's great on the audiobooks. Mine right now that I have downloaded is only about 10, so I need to kick it up some more.
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    Oh yeah, I didn't even think about some of the graphic novels I have. Thank you so much. That's a great idea. :)
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    Oh wow, that's awesome. Now I need enough iTunes credits to get the ones I've had in my wish list forever.
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    Thank you. That's some crazy math. Thank all of you for helping on this question. There was a reason I bought the biggest size, now I know why.
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    What a crazy vacation trip lol.

    Back on point: I can easily fill my entire iTunes library in a 512 GB iPad with little to no room left for anything else and spends the following months to listen to every single song. I guess audiobooks are in a sillmilar situation but you can store more.

    Long story short: just put whatever you want into that iPad and you will probably still have plenty of space left for tons of photos or whatnot.
     
  8. wyntormoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That’s one really good thing about the cloud and Music March. All of that can stay in the cloud. I think I have four days worth of music on my MacBook, but haven’t transfered a lot of iTunes yet. :)
     
  9. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Correction, at little over 300 years to finish all these books.
     
  10. wyntormoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    `LOL, that's even better. It'll be interesting if Apple ever comes out with an ipad that is a TerraByte :)
     
  11. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    higher capacity = faster ipad, is a factor to consider
     
  12. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t think storage size has any impact on speed. That’s a function of the chip, no?
     
  13. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    On paper, maybe. Practically speaking? I don't think it matters.
     
  15. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting (the guy got a little on my nerves). But is it that significant a difference? And why then doesn’t Apple quote different speeds for each of their different storage sized iPads?
     
  16. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    https://thenextweb.com/apple/2016/10/19/iphone-7-storage-speed-test/
    the difference is measurable
     
  17. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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  18. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    say what you will but, all I was saying is that the difference exists
     
  19. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, cool.
     
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    A bit faster when installing 1GB+ apps. Same for I/O bound video exports. Launching apps, web browsing, etc, no appreciable difference.

    Honestly, I'd rather see Apple add more RAM and improve random 4K writes. The extra RAM would be far more useful for multitasking.
     
  22. max2 macrumors 68030

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    True.
     

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