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So I just bought a 80 GB Ipod and synced it into ITunes. I've noticed that it says I have 72GB free even though there's nothing on the Ipod? Same thing happened to my 32GB IPod Touch, I had only had 28-29 GB when it was supposed to be 32 GB. Anyone else notice this/have this problem?
 

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Vi3tboi said:
So I just bought a 80 GB Ipod and synced it into ITunes. I've noticed that it says I have 72GB free even though there's nothing on the Ipod? Same thing happened to my 32GB IPod Touch, I had only had 28-29 GB when it was supposed to be 32 GB. Anyone else notice this/have this problem?
You have not lost any memory. The discrepancy comes from the difference between binary and decimal calculation of the hard drive space. Your computer calculates a kilometer or kilogram as 1024 while the rest of the world sees it as 1000. There is no real difference, just a difference in calculating. Another example of this is my 120 GB iPod Classic. When looking at in iTunes it says it has 111 GB when brand new.
 

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You have not lost any memory. The discrepancy comes from the difference between binary and decimal calculation of the hard drive space. Your computer calculates a kilometer or kilogram as 1024 while the rest of the world sees it as 1000. There is no real difference, just a difference in calculating. Another example of this is my 120 GB iPod Classic. When looking at in iTunes it says it has 111 GB when brand new.
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You have not lost any memory. The discrepancy comes from the difference between binary and decimal calculation of the hard drive space. Your computer calculates a kilometer or kilogram as 1024 while the rest of the world sees it as 1000. There is no real difference, just a difference in calculating. Another example of this is my 120 GB iPod Classic. When looking at in iTunes it says it has 111 GB when brand new.
interesting.i thought it was just the operating system taking up that space
 

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interesting.i thought it was just the operating system taking up that space
Hmm. I'm actually intrigued. Well, I have one less reason to curse them as thieves. If Apple is an American company, why does it take the Chinese/international standard? Sounds like a nice little loophole they cut into.

shadynarkoticz said:
I just thought it was Apple didn't feel like selling a 27.8GB iPod, haha.
lol
 
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