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Old 10-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Actual capacity of 120GB zune?

Hi, I was hoping someone could tell me how much space (in GB not # of songs please!) the 120 zune actually has. What I mean by this is is the zune like my stupid 160gb ipod that actually only holds 140-something? I want to buy a zune but before I do I'd like to make sure it has the capacity to store my entire music library.

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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Probably about 110-116. Not entirely sure how much the software takes up.



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ah so not an obscene 20GB for a scrolling menu like my ipod?

thats good news... thanks arfy, can anyone else confirm this?



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It should be around 3/4. Nothing more than that.
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The 20 missing gigabytes on your iPod is not all firmware. Most of it is a well-known marketing ploy. The GB they quote on the box assumes that it is 1E9 (1,000,000,000) bytes. Computers define bytes in binary, so it's not a nice number like that; an actual, computer defined gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes. Your iPod's 160 GB ends up being formatted at about 149 GB. The rest is taken by firmware and other low-level data. 120 GB for the Zune ends up being about 112 GB after formatting.
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ahh, ok cool. Thanks guys!



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