4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2009 6:35 PM by GLNHP
muze•doc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a 120 GB iPod Classic. Its original settings were restored before syncing it to my library. In the iTunes summary, its capacity indicates only 111 GB available. In the segmented bar at the bottom of the iTunes screen, all segments (Audio, Video, Other, Free) add up to 111 GB. The "Other" category shows only 232 MB used.

What can I do to regain the nearly 9 GB lost?

TIA - mahalo!

iMac 24" 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (265,480 points)
    That iPod only has 111GB of usable capacity even though it was marketed as having 120GB. Click here and see the note at the bottom of the page for more information.

  • Douglas Hubbard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I just got the 120 gb & saw the same thing. 111 gb of usable space, not 120 gb. Apple should market it as a 110 gb, For that matter, all units should be marketed by the usable space. I could put my entire 8 gb Nano contents in that missing space.
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,460 points)
    You need to complain to the whole data storage industry then. That's how all data storage devices are marketed. If you buy a 320GB hard drive, you are not going to get 320GB of usable storage; you'll come out short by about 22GB. If one company decided to use actual storage for marketing, that company would be at a marketing disadvantage compared to competitors.

    An iPod is a data storage device that hold and plays music (and other media).
  • GLNHP Level 3 Level 3 (850 points)
    Just check the hard drive in your PC. If it shipped with, say, a 250GB hard drive, Windows will report it as 232GB. There is no "missing" space, there are just two different ways a gigabyte is computed - the "right" way (as reported by computer systems) and the "wrong" way (how vendors market their drives). This is the way ALL hard drives are sold and marketed (and have been for 20 years), not just the iPod.