I bought 5th gen of iPod with 60GB in last 6 month ago and downloaded some tv shows then transferred and what's shock, it's still 12 mbps but not hit at 480 mbps then I decided to return it because I don't like slower transfer, plus old iPod support firewire for transfer, that's so faster than USB with 12 mbps. Does you get true 480 mbps via USB when transfer into iPod? or just up to 12 mbps? In last 6 month (before switch to Mac), I was tested with iPod on my 5 years old HP PC with USB 2.0 slot and transfer the tv show (roughly 200MB) about take 5 min or so then I found it's 12 mbps. When I was transferred the tv show to external HDD via firewire 400 and it took few seconds.