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64 gb verses 16gb

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Initial post: Dec 25, 2013 2:40:39 PM PST
New to tablets . Is there a good reason to get 64 verses 16 gb on a new kindle hdx . I will mainly use for reading , email and looking up things on the kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2013 4:44:40 PM PST
Sarida says:
Then you probably don't need more memory. If you download a lot of movies, pictures and music, the larger storage is helpful. Some games and other apps take quite a bit of storage, too.

Generally, one should buy the latest technology with the largest storage they can afford.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 5:13:10 PM PST
W. Borre says:
The way storage works on these types of devices - with wear leveling and garbage handling, for example - you will be less likely to experience slower read/write speeds over time with more storage available. That said, it may never be noticeable for most users, especially if you use less than say 60% of the available space.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2013 5:13:16 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I think the smart thing to do is get all the storage you can easily afford. If 64 gig doesn't strain your budget, get it. 16 gig doesn't leave a lot of room in case you decide you like a lot of the other things the HDX can do. If you do start using other features and don't have enough room it'll be frustrating.

If your budget is tight 16 gig will be fine for the things you already know you want to do.


Posted on Dec 25, 2013 5:42:19 PM PST
CL says:
I only have a Fire....but there is not enough APP space for all the apps I would like to have. I would love to be able to upgrade to one of the new ones with more memory space.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 6:26:07 PM PST
Retired EE says:
The OS uses about 20% of the memory on the 16 GB model. You add at least 90% of the additional memory for your use. 16 GB model has an available memory of about 12 GB for your use while the 32 GB has an available memory of about 26 GB.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2013 7:06:45 PM PST
M. Ratcheson says:
It depends on what you will download to the device. For what it is worth, I had only 16gbs on my 2012 Kindle Fire HD and it was fine, but when ordering the 2013 HDX, I decided the larger size of the O/S and the new ability to download Prime videos would push me past the limit. So I ordered the 32gb model, which is working very well for me. There is a middle of the road solution. :)

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 4:55:32 AM PST
Ritz says:
I bought myself a Christmas Present--a Kindle Fire 2013 HDX, 16gb which I've been wanting for at least a year. Is there a rule of thumb as to how much memory APPs take up? There are Utility type of Apps I'd like to download, but not if it 'costs' too much, memory wise. Also, there might be some other APPs I'd like to download like OfficePro7 and one that has a lot of graphics (Accuweather). FWIW: I never play Games, but would want to download one or two movies at a time. (Thank goodness for the Cloud!) And I have a 'dumb' phone, so I'm very new to Apps. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2013 5:06:23 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Most of the apps are very small. Just install what you want and if you start running out of room just remove some. You shouldn't have any problems though. Just watch the videos you download. Some of the HD versions are big files. Personally I usually download the lowest quality video to my tablets. I don't notice a big enough difference to download those huge files.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 8:07:19 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 27, 2013 3:28:11 PM PST
Bud Sidener says:
I would say always go for more storage if you can afford it, specially since there is no sd card slot in any of the fire models. I bought the 8.9 HDX 64 gb model.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 9:50:11 PM PST
Retired EE says:
The description of all the apps on the Amazon App Store include their size. For those that use files like readers (books) and office apps you have to include the memory the files require. Games like Angry Birds use 50 to 60 MB. Utilities like File Managers are often smaller. The largest apps are games which can exceed 1 GB.
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