Mutiples of 8

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  1. GarnetNGold

    GarnetNGold Active Member

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    Why did apple make the iPod Touch's size multiples of 8? 8GB, 16GB, now 32G.
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    because it likes decreasing even integers and they already did 10?
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    because they use a flash-based memory rather than a hard disc drive like the old ones.
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    pjbarnoy New Member

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    Because that's what flash-based memory does. Besides 2 and 4 GB (which the old nanos had), I'm pretty sure all flash is a multiple of 8.
  5. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Flash drives need to be in multiples of 8 (not sure why). Look at a memory card, it's probably 512mb (8x64), 1gb (1024mb 8x128), etc.
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    chutia New Member

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    probably because all data is stored as 1's and 0's on disk and one byte is 8 bits bla bla bla...
    google binary number system
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    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    If you think about it though, each is also x2.

    8x2= 16x2= 32.
  9. GarnetNGold

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    So the next Touch is gonna be 64GB. Lol that would be huge.
  10. chutia

    chutia New Member

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    ya and if im not mistaken, its the same reason that computers have memory as multiples of 8...

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