daisy chain ipod?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fhqwhgads, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. fhqwhgads macrumors member

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    I have a G4 Cube which I never use but would like to use as a sort of music hub. The trouble is, in order to be useful I'd want to be able to use my ipod with it, and since I have an ipod photo, firewire connectivity isn't supported, and I don't want to transfer music at 1.1 speeds. So I'm wondering if I could cheat a little and buy an external hard drive that has both FW400 and USB 2.0 and daisy chain the ipod onto the cube via the external, using it as sort of a converter. It sounds like the kind of thing that won't work, but I'd love to get that functionality out of the cube if I could. Any thoughts on if that would work, or on some other way to get USB 2.0 connectivity out of my Cube that doesn't involve a soldering iron?

    Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    While Firewire was designed to be daisy chained, USB was not. The connection needs to be controlled from a central computer. Your drive is not going to pass the USB connection through the firewire connection. It may be time to think about getting a mini.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I have an iPod Photo (4G Colour Screen iPod) and it supports Firewire just fine. These were the last iPods to retain the support.
     

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