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Josephkyles
Feb 7, 2007, 07:50 PM
I just bought a dock for my 5.5 Gen. iPod thinking that I could use firewire with it, Is there any way I can still use firewire to Sync my iPod?:o



dllavaneras
Feb 7, 2007, 07:58 PM
I'm interested in this as well, as I only have USB 1.1 and Firewire would be much easier to use

panoz7
Feb 7, 2007, 08:28 PM
Nope... the 5G ipods don't have the necessary chipset to sync over firewire. You can however charge using a firewire cable.

zephead
Feb 7, 2007, 09:18 PM
Lack of a FireWire chipset is the reason the 5G iPod is that thin.

tdhurst
Feb 7, 2007, 09:20 PM
iPod docks aren't port specific. You just have to buy a usb dock cable.

And no, unfortunately 5G iPods and nanos are USB only. USB 1.1 works though, even if it's DAMN slow.

Sun Baked
Feb 7, 2007, 09:38 PM
Lack of a FireWire chipset is the reason the 5G iPod is that thin.

Most of the combo FW/USB bridges are not much bigger ...

However, in the number of units the iPod is selling -- the cost of a USB only solution is likely a significant savings.

Really a moot point since USB2 is something all current PCs and Mac have.

But it is another kick in the ass for the lagards to upgrade.