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Peter Kim
Sep 23, 2005, 11:55 AM
Hi, i recently souped up an old slot-loading snow imac for my girlfriend to use. It's a 500mhz (i think) G3 with 768MB RAM running 10.4.2. I also just picked up a nano for her which of course only syncs with usb 2.0, which i don't have. is there something out there that will let me do this, like a firewire to usb 2.0 converter? what are my options?

thanks in advance.

- peter

tdhurst
Sep 23, 2005, 12:24 PM
Hi, i recently souped up an old slot-loading snow imac for my girlfriend to use. It's a 500mhz (i think) G3 with 768MB RAM running 10.4.2. I also just picked up a nano for her which of course only syncs with usb 2.0, which i don't have. is there something out there that will let me do this, like a firewire to usb 2.0 converter? what are my options?

thanks in advance.

- peter

You sure that it WON'T work with USB 1.1? Usually it works...only VERY slowly.

_bnkr612
Sep 23, 2005, 01:06 PM
You're out of luck chap.

Damn Apple for not letting the Nano allow FireWire!

You best bet is to allow her to use your music/photos on your puter.

Cheers.

Peter Kim
Sep 23, 2005, 02:39 PM
Oh, right, i know i can sync with usb 1.1 but... she's not exactly the patient type! what a bummer, guess she's going back to hogging my powerbook.
:(