1st ever iPod coming Monday, need sync help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by spinne1, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    spinne1

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    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
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    I have a 30 GB video iPod being delivered Monday. I have a new to me Powermac 533 (Digital Audio). It has Firewire and a IOGear USB 2.0 card in it. I do not know if I am getting 2.0 speeds as my camera picture uploads do not seem very fast, therefore:

    Because the new iPod only has USB 2.0, what do I need to sync it to my G4:

    1) a working 2.0 card?
    2) a dock? (What do docks do exactly)
    3) a USB to Firewire conversion?

    Help save me some money so I don't buy the wrong thing. I would ultimately like a dock if I could use it to charge the iPod AND sync with my mac, all using Firewire. Does it do this?

    Thank you
     
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    Eidorian

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    Most camera cards aren't very fast for data read/writes. You have a USB 2.0 card so you'll be fine. You don't need a dock unless you want it.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Also, to answer your very last question, I don't think a dock will allow you to use Firewire to connect an iPod that does not support Firewire connections.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    GET a case

    when you get a ipod get a scratch stopper and a case aswell thats what i regret
     

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