BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
gmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Red face Is 1G enough?

Please Login to Remove!

hey guys help me out i just got a 1g memory card for music and i was just wondering if the 1g will be enough to hold music? or should i have went with the 2g?
__________________
grace mottai
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,686
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 100 Times in 72 Posts
Default

I would have gone for nothing smaller than a 2GB. With OS 4.5 you can use up to 16Gb (although 8Gb is all that is out so far.)
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
gmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

will the 1g even hold any music like at least 100 songs or so?
__________________
grace mottai
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 54 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Yep. The more memory, the better. I got an 8 GB SanDisk SDHC from NewEgg for roughly $40.00.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
kjjb0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Model: 9630
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,813
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If you intend to use your bb as your primary mp3 player, you should go for the biggest capacity card you can afford or as big/slightly bigger than your music library. 1GB might give you 250 songs.
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 54 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmot View Post
will the 1g even hold any music like at least 100 songs or so?
I just created a test playlist in iTunes, and limited the playlist to 1 GB of music. I ended up with 155 songs. These are MP3s, recorded with variable bitrate of no less than 192 kbps (average is 256). That worked out to roughly 11 hours of music.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 07:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
kjjb0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Model: 9630
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,813
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmot View Post
will the 1g even hold any music like at least 100 songs or so?
Yep, 1GB should give you at least 200-250 songs. Just remember that you'll probably end up with photos or videos on there too.
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
gmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

250 is fine for what im using it for thanks for the advice everyone!
__________________
grace mottai
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
EPIC MOD
 
ezrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Model: ZED10
OS: DOS 3.1
PIN: INK STICK
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 12,214
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (off to see the wizard)

2GB better deal doesn't cost much more than a 1GB
__________________
ZED 10
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
kjjb0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Model: 9630
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,813
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ifonline View Post
I just created a test playlist in iTunes, and limited the playlist to 1 GB of music. I ended up with 155 songs. These are MP3s, recorded with variable bitrate of no less than 192 kbps. That worked out to roughly 11 hours of music.
My songs are mostly 128kbps and my old 1GB nano 2nd gen holds about 230 songs. YMMV...
Offline  
Old 09-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 54 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjjb0204 View Post
My songs are mostly 128kbps and my old 1GB nano 2nd gen holds about 230 songs. YMMV...
Sounds about right.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 09-15-2008, 12:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

I started out with a 2GB and I quickly filled that up. I then got a 4GB, which I am beginning to fillup, so I will probably be looking into a 8GB in the next few weeks, especially since I will pobably transfer alot of my documents to my SD card since we get Docs to go. But I really do you use my BlackBerry for anything and everything my Bon Jovi songs are at a 320 bit rate and I very big collection of Bon Jovi songs (over 300+ songs). Not to mention the documents I keep on my SD card, as well as my ringtones (most of them are just for comic relief) and all the pictures I take on my phone.

Just to be safe I would get a 2 GB (only like 20-30 bucks), it doesn't sound like you have alot of music but I am sure your collection will grow and since you have an 8310 you probably use the camera feature. This way you don't fill it up too fast and make the same mistake I did.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 09-15-2008, 12:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,907
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts
Default

You can actually get the 8gb now for $30-40 from Amazon and other sites, 4gb for less than $20 is common.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.