40G is a lot of friggin’ space!

Sorry to continue my obsessed blog entries on my iPod, but I’m now in the “Holy crap…why did I get the 40 gig iPod?!” phase of my iPod ownership. Here are my pathetic storage usage stats:

40 songs
6.4 hours
207MB

I’m also thinking I’ve downloaded every single favorite song in my life’s repertoire. So, now I’m just downloading to download. It’s as tho’ my iPod is daring me to even get on it’s radar. Case in point…my latest download:

Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations (this song does make me feel silly sappy tho’…so, there’s the silver lining)

Is anyone out there close to filling up their 40G iPod (without cluttering it with every song from every CD they own)?

Sincerely,
Wimpy iPod User Girl

P.S. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pay as you use your iPod, much like Sun’s Grid Computing does for IT infrastructure? Maybe I don’t need the $400 40G iPod…maybe all I really need is the $99 512MB iPod Shuffle…MAYBE, I don’t even need that (based on my stats above). On the other hand, what if I start using my iPod for storing more than music and I end up needing more than 40G?

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  1. #1 by Superpat on February 2, 2005 - 5:20 pm

    I have 8000+ legal songs on my RAID array at home… If I ‘only’ had 40GB, it would take me days to decide what to transfer!

  2. #2 by Umang on February 2, 2005 - 7:26 pm

    Yes, a 40 GB etc space is overkill if all you have are few CDs and you will not add too many.
    There are many like Superpat…also, people who are on live365 (www.live365.com) and Shoutcast etc who have tons of CDs. For them 40GB is hardly enough…

  3. #3 by Geoff Arnold on February 2, 2005 - 7:38 pm

    I have a 20GB iPod, and it’s totally full. Every time I rip a new CD or buy something from iTunes, I have to decide what to delete to make room. And that’s much less than half my CD collection, so with a 40GB unit I’d be in the same situation. For example, right now I only have about 10 classical CDs on there; I have a whole rackful (a couple of hundred) Bach, Mozart and Haydn CDs that I can’t afford to rip.

  4. #4 by brian on February 7, 2005 - 7:03 pm

    Um, do you own any CDs? You can rip them, you know.

  5. #5 by allgood2 on February 8, 2005 - 6:17 am

    I have 2 40GBs that are both maxed out. Purchasing new music typically means that I need to select music to get rid of, off my iPods. Luckily Smart Playlist helps with this. I have a list that contains songs rated 3 or less (not including unrated), and haven’t been played in 1 year. Typically songs from this list go, to make room for new music.
    I want to get the 60GB iPod photo, and would definitely purchase a 80GB iPod if Apple introduced one. I admit to being an iPod junkie. I figure an 80GB would store almost all of the music, that I might randomly want to hear at any particular moment, my 2 40GB drives could become backup iPods in case something went wrong (or gifts to friends), then an iPod shuffle would work for quick walks, runs, or just when I don’t want to remove my iPod from the powered speakers that enable it to act as the center point of my home entertainment experience.

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