what size to get (8gb or 16gb)

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  1. chris96

    chris96 New Member

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    Hey all, im going to buy an ipod touch within the next few days, i just need help deciding whether to buy an 8gb or 16gb.
    I have 4.32gb of music (a few hundred mbs i wouldnt listen to so i dont have to put on)
    I will have lots of apps (legit)
    (probably like 500-800mb based on what ive read? Im not sure tho)
    I have quite a few movies that i can put on, however I wouldnt need to have them all on there at once, i can just delete them from the iPod after watching i guess...

    How much space would i have left with all my music and apps, but with only say 2 or 3 eps of family guy (probably would take 400 or 550mb)?
    To know this i need to know how much the os uses. Also, some apps can be stored on a seperate partition not taking room from the hdd?
    Sort of related question: I saw something that copies apps from the normal section reserved for them to the hard drive so you can get more, can you still use the apps from the hdd or is it just for storage?

    Thanks for the help all

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  2. 1YNQMWQVHZ

    1YNQMWQVHZ Active Member

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    We can't help you with that, it's your decision.
  3. korvmannen

    korvmannen New Member

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    in a clean 8GB model.
    you will have around 6,86GB for personal use.
    Determine if that is enough.

    I have 219 song
    15 movies
    68 apps
    400 pictures
    some GBA roms

    around 0,5 gb left of memory on my 8GB

    My movies are converted in DVD quality so the size on them ranges from 140-250 MBs

    the size on apps can vary big time.
    Some apps are under 1 MB.
    Some are over 100MB

    Assassin's creed, NFSU, Terminator salvation are big games at around 100MB.
    I don't really play terminator salvation so I can replace that one with 100+ other apps.

    It really depends, some apps are really fun even though the size is tiny.
  4. touch_iPod

    touch_iPod Well-Known Member

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    Which is why I suggest you go for a 16GB model... I'm not sure what ur budget is like, but the 16GB will provide sufficient space for loads of music, videos, and games...

    I have 650+ songs as well as 20 apps + games of various sizes... Out of the 14.5GB of available memory space, there is a balance of around 10GB available...

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  5. solidness

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    16gb will hold you up pretty good. That way you always know you have room for more.
  6. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    yeah, one of the many reasons i got a 16GB

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    and also... if you want to sell it in the future (to get, i dunno, the next itouch) then it will be worth more...
  7. chris96

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    Cheers to all

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    Ill be getting a 16gb touch this week then

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  8. Noise...

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    I have a 16GB, and to be honest, I'm hurting for space. I have 10+GB of music on it (out of my 30+GB library), a few movies, and a lot of ROMs. If I cut the movies way down, I end up with ~3GB open.

    But that means no Invader Zim. Or Arrested Development. Or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on my Touch.

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    My next Touch (either a 2G in the next few months, or 3G if they come out) will likely be a 32GB.

    Also, for the record, 8GB is TERRIBLE. My music alone wouldn't all fit on it, let alone my videos, pictures, apps, and ROMs.

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  9. touch_iPod

    touch_iPod Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess all our advice has been taken by Chris96... He'll be going for a 16GB this week...

    Enjoy ur new iPod touch, mate!

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