showing only 14 gb of memory

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  1. arsenalroc

    arsenalroc New Member

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    hey
    total noob question and cant seem to find any thread with it
    first ipod and it is only showing a capacity of 14.84gb itunes- is this right or something wrong
    i have jailbroken it... thanks guys
  2. 3CKO

    3CKO New Member

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    it will never be 16 gig thats just the size of the chips or wateva thats prob bout eright
  3. arsenalroc

    arsenalroc New Member

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    yea i was thinking that but its nearly 1.5 different- tats a fair bit
  4. synagence

    synagence New Member

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of flash memory / hard drive memory vs ram chips RIP OFF

    1. 1,000,000 bytes (1000², 106): This is the definition recommended by SI and IEC. This definition is used in networking contexts and most storage media, particularly hard drives, Flash-based storage, and DVDs, and is also consistent with the other uses of the SI prefix in computing, such as CPU clock speeds or measures of performance.
    2. 1,048,576 bytes (1024², 220): This definition is most commonly used in reference to computer memory, but most software that display file size or drive capacity, including file managers also use this definition.

    Therefore, when you plug you ipod into your computer, itunes (plus windows/macosx etc) see the harddrive/flashram as definition number 2 (hense you appear to "lose" storage)

    Every hard drive / flash ram manf. sells you based on definition 1....

    Its a con ... but its being going on forever

    Definitions from wikipedia

    Also.... add on the amount of storage consumed by the formatting / filesystem processes and you lose a bit more .... so bye bye memory

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