Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:43 UTC
Windows A California man is suing Microsoft, alledging that his Surface tablet did not provide the advertised amount of disk space. The 32G device has 16G of space for users, as the operating system uses the other 16G. The 64G Surface leaves 45G free for users. The case will turn on whether Microsoft has clearly explained to customers how much free space the Surface leaves for their use outside of the OS. How much disk space does your OS consume?
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I think all my music albums I have come (in flac) to about 1 gig. At 720p I think I can get about a 10 hours of video on the thing depending on the codec being used.

The device probably can't play more than a few hours of video on a charge.

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Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

I think all my music albums I have come (in flac) to about 1 gig.


You only have 3-4 albums in your collection?

Even a short album is still 250Mb-300Mb after FLAC compression.

When I ripped my CD collection to FLAC I pretty much filled a 1Tb hard drive. On my 40Gb player I can only fit a small fraction of my favourites without downsizing them to MP3.

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nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

So it's ok to give customers just half of the advertised space because YOU don't think it's necessary to have more space than that?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It has always been lied about.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I think all my music albums I have come (in flac) to about 1 gig.


You have a seriously small music collection. My MP3 collection is over 64 GB (believe it comes out to 17 days worth of music when loaded fully into Clementine). Other have even larger collections.

At 720p I think I can get about a 10 hours of video on the thing depending on the codec being used.


So, if you load it full of videos, where do you store the music? Or pictures? Or documents?

If you store everything in "the cloud", then how do you access your data when you're camping outside of cell range? Or on a train without cell/wi-fi? Or on a plane without cell/wi-fi? Or on a cruise? Or any of the other times/areas without coverage?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I said about 10 gig of music, I typoed the 0.

The point is

The amount of stuff people are trying to fit on there is longer than the device can be used before a recharge.

I suspect most people have wifi networks in their houses these days so either syncing with the cloud or syncing with another computer on the network isn't going to be hard.

Other file formats take up soo little room compared to videos.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I think all my music albums I have come (in flac) to about 1 gig.


That's an astonishingly small music collection... I have about 12Gb (mixed MP3 and Vorbis), and even that's a small compared to a lot of people I know.

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