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Is a 8gb iPod touch enough memory?

by Aidan125 / April 22, 2009 6:55 AM PDT

Hi, i am debating whether or not i should get a 8gb or a 16gb ipod touch. Here is what i will mainly be using it for.
- 1000 or so songs
- Movies 2-4
- A few apps
- Maybe a few pictures but not many
Any advice is welcome, thanks.

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by John.Wilkinson / April 22, 2009 8:15 AM PDT

The average song consumes 3.4MB of storage while an average movie takes around 1GB, an average application takes less than 5MB, and the pictures depend entirely on the actual quality. Thus, you are looking at 3.4GB + 4GB = 7.4GB for the music and videos, which is about the actual storage capacity of the 8GB model. A little tight, but, if you keep it to three movies instead of four, it is entirely doable.

Hope this helps,

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by Aidan125 / April 23, 2009 1:19 AM PDT
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Thanks for the advice John, helped a lot.

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by deniceels / May 24, 2009 4:55 PM PDT
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I will suggest the bigger capacity (16gb) as I'm using a 8GB and when I'm hitting close to 7.5GB filled, the ipod starts giving problems of resetting the player. Coupled with the possibilities of adding applications, I will take the bigger 1 anyday as this will let me have more free space to play around with... adding more e-books, emails, movies, musics.. etc...

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it may be depending on what you add
by cademan17 / August 6, 2010 2:09 AM PDT

8gb is very reasonable, i was worried about the same concept when i got my touch so i got a 64 gb lol. way to much space. i still have 50 gigs and i hav everything i want. but to hav extra space for new stuff, i wouldnt go with pictures. other than that try to keep it down to about 3 movies, 1000songs and around a page of apps. because when you get the ipod it only has 6.8 gigs cuz apple downloads the menu and that takes away from the 8. if you do this you will be fine and hav extra space fo rwhen new stuff comes out.

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by undead314 / April 14, 2012 11:33 AM PDT

look, this is whats up!

*somewhere around 100-200 songs
*LOTS OF APPS (probably going to be free if that has anything to do with the amount of space it takes up)
*200 pictures
....Will this be good as far as 8gb or should I consider a 16 or 32 gb???

Thanks HappyHappyGrin

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If you can afford it, go bigger
by Anewbike / August 6, 2012 4:53 AM PDT

If you can afford it, try and go up to 16gb. It's simpler and more enjoyable to just drop music and videos on your iPod. Because you can manage what's on there individually, you could make due with the small guy.

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