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What size iPad did you buy? And how much space are you using?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ICONYK, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. ICONYK
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    Hey all. I am buying my iPad this week and am fighting with myself on what size I would need. I am wondering what all size you all bought, and how much you have filled yours up so far?

    I have a 16g iPhone 3Gs currently and I have 9 gig available. Not sure if you that gives any idea of my usage.

    Thanks for any feedback! I am buying either 16 or 32. I do not have a lot of music. Its the app sizes I am wondering about, and what all you are seeing.
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    i probably won't use a ton of space for apps themselves, but for me, I have a ton of movies I plan to use my Ipad for. So I am planning to buy the 64G 3g version when it comes out for sale.
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    I purchased the 16 and I have used about 3 gigs. No music just files, photos, and one or two movies with the netflix app I don't need as man as I had thought. And I use mine more than I should. :D
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    i have some movies and office files,and i purchased 32g
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    I have a 16gb iPhone 3gs and I used only about 5gb for almost a year now since I got it so I picked up a 16gb ipad :D
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    I heard someone say to double the size of the storage on your current iPod / touch - and then buy the next size up. I was working on my iPod Touch's storage last night =- moving things around, etc. and I realized that I rarely if ever watch video / movies / tv on mine - screen is too small. I think that will change when I get my iPad.
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    Even if you buy the smaller size you can always buy an AirStash and have unlimited memory. Mine should be shipping by 4/30 so I'll let you guys know how it works.
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    I downloaded 44 apps...I have 29 gigs...27 gigs free...32gig iPad....tons of
    Free books downloaded so far...I think unless you plan on storing vids....why bother...the netflix streaming is awesome...seems the 32 will be enough. But who knows...this device may wind up replacing everything in the house.
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    Books and apps don't eat too much space (unless you bout Xe).
    I have a 32gb and use about 21gb, but I've just started to get used to GoodReader and AirShare. That will give at least at office documents some relieve.
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    Yes - let us know about the airstash. Also about how it manages battery power. Have you tried managing extra storage from mobile me?

    One last note re storage - doesn't it make sense to buy as much storage capacity as you can afford? Two reasons - one is that your need for storage isn't going to decrease, and two - when / if you ever go to sell your iPad to buy v2 or whatever - won't 64gb models be much more attractive to sell than 16's?
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    I have a 16GB I use the iPad mostly for web and Internet and less for multi media I am using about 5GB right now as I did but a full copy of avatar on it, so I am not real hungry for space ...
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    I've got a 16GB, and will use all of it on international flights, when I will pre-load it with several different movies and/or tv shows
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    I bought a 32gb, and have used only 12gb so far. I was very concerned about space, but not anymore. I am looking forward to a more streamlined way of saving files to MobileMe when the new OS hits this fall-hopefully that will happen.
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    I say the bigger the better. If the Ipad had an SD card or such then it would not matter. This is a new type of product and many people have 5+ gb of space already used up. What will happen in a year? The other solutions such as Airstash will probably work but I argue that they present additional battery management and extra item to carry issues.

    I had the same concern that you did and started out the 16gb. I then did some stupid math

    499 / 16 = 31.19 Per GB
    599 / 32 = 18 .72 Per GB
    699 / 64 = 10.92 Per GB
    629 / 16 = 39.31 Per GB
    729 / 32 = 22.78 Per GB
    829 / 64 = 12.95 Per GB
    Its sort of like buying a house. You can add rooms or move walls if you don't like they way they are, but you can't change the location of the property if the neighborhood sucks.
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    I have a 64GB model and I have about 40GB left. Unless it's a money issue it seems like that is the best one to get...$200 more for 4x more storage is a no-brainer.
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    Thanks everyone. Extremely helpful!

    My final decision is the 32 based on the replies here. Price for me is an issue. I have 700 budget and I want to grab a couple of the accessories plus a case.

    The biggest thing for me is that I will probably not store a lot on it on a daily basis other than music and apps. Only when traveling and such would I load it with movies and such.

    I wish I could afford the 64 for future growth but sadly sometimes getting that 100 more is tougher than getting the 600. lol

    Thanks again!
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2010
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    I had to decide how much to push my wife's patience. It was either the 64GB or 3G, so I got 32GB & 3G.
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    I have 64 gig and have 30 something gigs free. But I'm sure it will be less than that when I sync more movies from my collection for my upcoming trip.
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    Airstash seems interesting. Says charge by usb port of computer. Can it be charged using usb power adaptor. Trying not to travel with pc only ipad.
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    I'm still waiting for the 3G to come out, but I expect that I will keep my music on my iTouch and maybe a book or 2, as It is pretty easy to pop out of its case on my belt or purse strap, for a quick read of a few pages. I think the iPad will be mostly for internet browsing and email and a movie or 2 when traveling. I must admit, I'm uncomfortable sticking my ear phones in on a driving trip with my husband. It's hard to visit and talk when I'm listening to a book or music. So I usually only do that when I'm driving alone or leaning back for a nap. If I was a kid, I think it would be easier to do, just to tune out of the interaction in the car. But then, maybe kids are better at audio multi-tasking than I am!:p

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