Whats up with the Capacity

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X' started by jetracer, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. jetracer

    jetracer Member

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    Ok well i noticed and i know i read it somewehre but cannot find it. That my ipod touch is an 8gig and itunes and the ipods about shows only like 7gigs capacity, is this other gig used for apps, or did apple mess up the capacity with 2.0?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The other gigabyte includes the OS, applications, a recovery OS, and other necessary files.
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    Some is also used for the partition table and stuff
  4. jetracer

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    ah ok thanks guys. was getting kinda frustrated needed more room for movies. for my flight to florida. but ill just get rid of some music lol thanks again!
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    On 1.1.X Firmwares I Had Like A Gig More Space ><"
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    Thanks for that uneeded comment
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    You mean you see less capacity then you did with 1.1.4?

    Because an 8GB harddrive, is only going to have 7.63 GB of actual space
    A 16GB harddrive is only going to have 15.3GB

    This has to do with the fact that the manufacture uses a 10-bit number system to calculate how many bytes a harddrive has. While operating systems work on a 2 bit system (binary)

    So basically... they are telling the truth in the 10bit decimal system, but functionally the capacity is smaller.
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    Thanks for that explanation!

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