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  1. mscann's Avatar
    How much memory do you actually have available when you buy the 16 gb or 32gb? How much does the operating system and whatever else take up. Trying to choose between 16 or 32

    02-09-2011 12:55 AM
  2. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Around 28. That is due to the way they measure GBs in advertising as well as the OS and other system files.
    02-09-2011 01:05 AM
  3. mscann's Avatar
    So only around 12 gb available for the 16....Looks like I will go with the 32 then

    02-09-2011 01:07 AM
  4. luvesuga's Avatar
    I had 14 available on the 16 with the the 4.2.6 update.
    02-09-2011 11:11 AM
  5. liquidzoo's Avatar
    4.2.6 update? Didn't know there was anything higher than 4.2.1 out yet. Edit Nevermind. It's the CDMA version of 4.2.1.

    For hard drive space, you will have about 93% of the total drive capacity (this is true of any drive) after formatting.

    So on a 16GB you should have 14.88GB usable, on a 32 GB you should have about 29.76GB usable.
    Last edited by liquidzoo; 02-09-2011 at 11:16 AM.
    02-09-2011 11:14 AM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    So only around 12 gb available for the 16....Looks like I will go with the 32 then

    I believe about 2.3 is taken up with OS and system files. The 32 has 29.7 available. 16GB should have about the same taken up. You'd have more than 12GB available but not much more.
    02-09-2011 11:16 AM
  7. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I had 14.2 on my 16gb out of box
    02-09-2011 12:24 PM
  8. smoke5643's Avatar
    Afair 13.8
    02-09-2011 12:29 PM
  9. alpha752's Avatar
    My 32GB had about 30GB free (29.something).
    02-09-2011 12:49 PM
  10. coltsbr's Avatar
    After the update I had 29.6 GB free.
    02-09-2011 01:01 PM
  11. Mk4Jetta's Avatar
    29.6 for me as well
    02-09-2011 01:41 PM
  12. fmflex's Avatar
    14GB here.
    02-09-2011 02:42 PM
  13. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    My out of box was 29.70
    02-09-2011 03:16 PM