New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPad Hardware and Accessories Discuss the iPad hardware and accessories

Choosing an iPad 2; entry-level 16GB or more? Considering iCloud...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Ctrl-Opt-Del

 
Ctrl-Opt-Del's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 14, 2011
Location: Brighton, East Sussex, England, GB
Posts: 308
Ctrl-Opt-Del is just really niceCtrl-Opt-Del is just really niceCtrl-Opt-Del is just really niceCtrl-Opt-Del is just really nice
Mac Specs: Not got one, yet...

Ctrl-Opt-Del is offline
...is there any necessity for an internal volume of storage greater than the basic amount (which is hardly small itself) these days?

For my purposes as an engineering undergraduate; Windows is respectable (& generally necessary), Linux is admirable (& often useful), OS X is enjoyable (& requires no further justification, although plenty could be given)!
QUOTE Thanks
Raz0rEdge

 
Raz0rEdge's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 7,740
Raz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3

Raz0rEdge is offline
Depends entirely on your usage..if you plan on storing a lot of music, movies, shows and so on, then the 16GB will be eaten up quickly. I mainly use my 16GB iPad 2 for streaming music, a lot of various apps (for all family members), browsing and e-mail..in my case I use about 6GB of storage..so this works for me..

--
Regards
...Ashwin



Be sure to read the Community Guidelines | The more information you provide, the better answers you get, remember GIGO.
QUOTE Thanks
Chuckoir

 
Chuckoir's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 21, 2011
Location: London, Londonshire, England.
Posts: 724
Chuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the roughChuckoir is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 13" Late 2011 MBP,iPad '3' 32gb,iPhone4 32gb

Chuckoir is offline
Depends how much music/photos/videos/apps you put on it?

If you're efficient, by only putting the things on there that you use, then 16gb will be more than enough.

I've got a 32gd iPad, and rarely go over 10gb by cycling my music, and removing apps that I haven't used for a while, but still keeping them on the iMac in case I decide to use them again.

That's my approach to it, anyway.
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
It's all about the media. But don't forget Apps can take up a bunch of room too. I have a 64GB iPad filled to the brim with music, apps and movies. I have a few magazine apps that take up a pile of space when a new issue is downloaded. Not to mention Map apps that download the entire map to the iPad. But if you don't do these things and only use it for internet and streaming then you don't need a large iPad.

I travel a lot and I don't have the luxury of internet access on long plane flights so I like having my media with me.
QUOTE Thanks
_Stormin

 
_Stormin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 25, 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 295
_Stormin has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 2011 MB Air Core i7 256GB, 2011 Mini with 8GB RAM, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, 2TB Time Capsule

_Stormin is offline
My first one was a 32GB, but the current "2" is only 16GB. I found that I just wasn't using the space. Now the 16GB is less than half full.
QUOTE Thanks
iHaveMac

 
Member Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posts: 2
iHaveMac is on a distinguished road

iHaveMac is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ctrl-Opt-Del View Post
...is there any necessity for an internal volume of storage greater than the basic amount (which is hardly small itself) these days?
It depends what you want to do on your iPad. If you want to watch movies a lot 16 GB is filled quickly
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Ipad freezes while restoring | Can I call with an Ipad 2 3G after jailbreak? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iPad Activation Problems diand iPad Hardware and Accessories 5 08-03-2010 05:31 PM
Why I can’t recommend the iPad ratbat iPad Hardware and Accessories 33 02-07-2010 06:53 AM
How long are you entry level? JRV Schweb's Lounge 13 12-05-2007 01:44 PM
Looking to buy new entry level MacBook - need advice unlokia Apple Notebooks 15 08-11-2007 08:05 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?