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Can I mount an iPod on a non-Firewire Mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by bondipete, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    This is why:
    I have an iPod and 17" iMac. No problems there. But at my parents house they have my 1st release Bondi iMac. OS 9.2. And only USB. And USB 1.0 at that.

    Thus the question: If I had an iPod-USB cable, could I mount my iPod on the Bondi? Not for massive data transfer (that would be slow), but for taking work home etc.

    Has anyone tried this? I'm trying to find out before shelling out for the cable. Apple don't advertise it but, personally, I can't see why it wouldn't work.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Another idea

    You're better off getting a usb thumb drive.
  3. macrumors member

    Maybe. They are a lot cheaper than they used to be. But I am trying my best to minimise the number of things I carry with me. Phone, keys, wallet, iPod - that's about enough for now. Do we know if it is at least possible?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Assuming you have one of the later iPods with a dock connector, then yes, you can mount it via USB as a hard drive. I have not tried to use one with iTunes in that fashion, but I have mounted one as a hard drive on a Beige G3 that had a USB card but no Firewire. The intention was for data transfer, but it was so slow I just pulled the drive out of the G3 and threw it in the G4 (the target) and copied it that way.

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