How long does it take your 5g to be recognized?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by briangig, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 16, 2005
    I've only owned a 3g before...and my new 5g takes almost exactly a minute to show up in itunes. I triend disabling disk use, and it still did the same thing...i am using USB2. How long does everyone elses take?

    edit: i just noticed its formatted in windows...i think that is why.
  2. macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    should that matter?

    My iPod (in sig) takes a minute+ to load too
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    My 60gb 5g filled with 52gb takes a matter of seconds to recognize... But about a minte to change from "do not disconnect" icon to main menu upon ejecting.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2005
    Phoenixville, PA & NY
    My 5th gen 30g takes 5-10 seconds to be recognized and only about 15 to be ready after hitting eject. Like you said, reformatting as mac might solve the problem.
  5. macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2005
    The first time.

    Was it the first time you plugged it in to sync? The first time I synch'd mine, It took about a minute to recognize.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Orlando Furioso

    Apr 12, 2005
    I've noticed this at school with a lot of my pc using cohorts. During the day they experience noticeable lag time when it comes to the macs recognizing their ipods. Mine never had that issue since it was properly raised on a mac to begin with. However, I cannot seem to get any windoze machine to mount it properly (it knows it is plugged in, just won't allow me access to my content).

    My roommate recently reformatted his ipod and updated it from his new G5. It works perfectly now for him also (quick mount).

    If it is a huge problem, you can always reformat like it has been suggested above.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Well, my computer recognized iPod very quickly, if there is some battery life. If the battery is drained to zero, my computer doesn't show the iPod, for about one minute. Otherwise, it is fast enough.

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