2nd Gen Nano USB question...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by sartinsauce, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. sartinsauce macrumors regular

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    OKay, so as I understand it, Apple has removed the firewire chips from the nanos (maybe the full size too?). Now the hardware requirements recommend a USB 2.0 port.

    Here's my question... I purchased my girlfriend a 4GB 2nd Gen Nano as an Xmas gift. Will the iPod work (slowly) with a USB 1.1 connection, or should I also pick up a USB 2.0 PCI card? I don't want to snoop around her PeeCee and check for USB 2.0 capabilities, because she's smart and she'll figure out what's up.
     
  2. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    I use my 8GB nano with my PowerBook that only has USB 1.1. Yes, it is very slow compared to USB 2.0, but it works. I would still recomend that you get a USB 2.0 card, because they are very cheap, and it will save you a lot of time syncing the iPod.
     
  3. sartinsauce thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tom, thanks so much for your response.

    The part of the story I left out is that her PeeCee tower is currently out of comission. I was planning on bringing my iBook over to let her load up some tunes before she goes out of town for the holidays.

    Your solution/answer was just what I was hoping for. Of course I'll buy and install a USB 2.0 card in January.
     
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    hmmm, PC might be a problem tho, can't be sure but I don't think it'll work.

    I tried to get a first gen Nano (Requires USB2) to work on a PeeCee with 1.1 and it wouldn't.
     
  5. adk macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it's the ipod's fault, USB 2.0 is designed to be backwards compatible.
     
  6. sartinsauce thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'd always thought. Nevertheless, I want to ask. There's nothing worse than a bunk Xmas gift...
     
  7. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    *Shrugs* As I say, wasnt sure. Could be wrong.

    My first gen Mini worked fine, however, the Nano did not.
     
  8. adk macrumors 68000

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    That's pretty odd, Both devices are capable of USB 2.I guess it's just some unforseeable quirk.
     

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