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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:34 pm 
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My almost new apple iPod mini locks up all the fu**ing time!!! ahhh!! They also short you 300mb of 4gb which is quite a big size difference in a 4gb HD...


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this might help: http://www.ipodlounge.com/faqs.php

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Q: Why doesn't my iPod show the full Hard Drive capacity that I paid for?!

A: Contrary to popular belief, this anomaly is not caused by factory-installed programs, file system overhead, or swap space... it's about math and marketing.

Hard drives are sold and marketed using decimal gigabytes. That is, a "GB" consists of 1,000,000,000 bytes.

However, computers interpret gigabytes in binary. To a computer, 1 GB = 2^30 bytes, or 1,073,741,824 bytes.

The ratio of "actual" to "marketed" file size is the ratio of these two interpretations, or roughly 0.9313225.

Therefore an X-sized (marketed) drive actually has 0.9313225*X of space usable to a computer.

Ex: (iPod Sizes)
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60GB*0.9313225 = 55.88GB
40GB*0.9313225 =37.25 GB
30GB*0.9313225 = 27.94GB
20GB*0.9313225 = 18.6 GB
15GB*0.9313225 = 13.97GB
10GB*0.9313225 = 9.31GB
5GB*0.9313225 = 4.67GB
4GB*0.9313225 = 3.73GB


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:28 pm 
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well thats still 30mb...


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Radek194 wrote:
well thats still 30mb...


You were right the first time.

But Apple did not rip you off the 300MBs of space. The hard drive inside uses gibibytes and not gigabytes. You're still getting what you paid for.

And since your iPod Mini is locking up, bitch about it to them. I bet they'll fix it sooner or later.


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In other words, if you wanna yell at anyone, yell at Toshiba.

They're the ones supplying Apple with the 1.8" HDDs for the iPods.


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no the main problem wasnt the storage, i just added it in there to make it look longer, im mainly mad at apple over the locking up


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Bring it to one of their Genius Bars


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