20 GB apple Ipod, 4th generation question.

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  1. ibemadskillzz

    ibemadskillzz Semi-Pro

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    hello,
    I got this 20 GB ipod for christmas I was wondering what the capacity of the ipod is. I went to the settings then about and it showed by capacity but it was not 20 GB. IF you have this ipod, how much GB does it show for your capacity?
    thank you
     
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  2. theJuniorACE

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    it should be like 18.something because of the software or w/e on the ipod to set up the playlists and organize the music
    BUT it might also be less than 20Gigs b/c the 20 gigs is defined by apple and as long as they state somewhere in the box, manual, how much they define 1 gig then its alrite(IE- most companies define 1gig= 1000k/b as opposed to the correct 1020 or 1096, i always forget the actual size, actually in 1 gig)
     
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  3. ibemadskillzz

    ibemadskillzz Semi-Pro

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    thank you so much. Mine is 18.5. I thought there was something wrong with my ipod.
    thank you
     
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  4. Masamusou

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    1024 Kilobytes is 1 Megabyte, and 1024 Megabytes is 1 Gigabyte. Basically every single device that uses a hard drive will say somewhere on the packaging something to the effect that the formatted, usable space is less than listed. You can look at your computer hard drive for an example. My G4 Powerbook has an 80 GB hard drive, but formatted, usable capacity is 74.41 GB. Also factor in the software that is loaded onto the device in order to function properly, so there's another small section of the drive being used.
     
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  5. (tg)

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    Yeah, i have the fourth gen ipod mine said it had only 18.5 gigs too.
     
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  6. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Banned

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    yes some of the space on the hard-drive is for software.

    I'm starting to hate iPods; they're just a status symbol now. If I see one more person with a iPod and only has 20-50 songs, i'm going to hurt them.
    I just don't see the point in getting a 20-30gb iPod and not even having more than 1000 songs.

    I only have a 10gb (3rd gen) and have about 2000 songs, even though its only supposed to hold 1000.....................
     
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  7. Docalex007

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    How do you figure that? 10GB should be actually good for a little over 2000 songs.

    This is of course if your using a file quality (encoding) of around 128kbps. Which is average file size of this quality is around 4mb.

    Out of 10mb, 9mb may be for you to use....thus allowing more than 2000 songs on your ipod.....where do you get your numbers from?
     
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