iPod disk can not be read or written to

Discussion in 'iPod' started by eyebeaz, May 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    My iPod hasn't given me any trouble for the 5 months that I have owned it and all of a sudden when I plug it in, it starts to sync automatically (as it is set to do) and I get the error message "Attempting to copy to the disk 'Aaron's iPod' failed. The disk could not be read from or written to." Does anyone know what could be wrong here? The iPod still plays music just fine so I am assuming the disk is not damaged. I have not dropped it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  2. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
    North of The 'Nati
    Do you have iTunes set to automatically synch the iPod?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    yes I do
  4. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
    North of The 'Nati
    Yup. Just saw where you said you had it on. :eek:

    Hold on a sec. I want to check something.
  5. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
    North of The 'Nati
    Have you tried repairing permissions?
  6. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    上海 (Shanghai)
    Have you attempted to restore the iPod?
  7. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    The same thing happened to me. Turns out it was my external hard drive that was failing, and not my iPod classic.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    I know.

    Well. I had the same problem it worked perfectly for me, I was trying to put cracked ipas on my 8gb ipod touch, on firmware 2.1, and i had to replace mobile installation with another one, and i screwed up something so when let itunes automatically sync my music into my ipod touch, it would say Attempting to copy to the disk 'Jackiewab' failed. The disk could not be read from or written to." Any ways, i found this in a another forum, it worked for me, i dont know if it will work for you but it did give me the exact same problem, just set it to "Manually manage music and videos" in the summary(when you plug in yoru ipod to itunes)
    And after that i was able to listen to music and watch videos on my ipod touch. Anyways tell me if it works
    PS:eek:r you could go ask a proffessional"
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    Ps 2

    i have also tried to restore it doesnt work so dont bother trying
  10. macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2009
    one or the other

    I had the same issue. Kept getting "the disk could not be read from or written to" message.
    I tried two things at once, so I'm not sure which one worked, but the ipod is syncing again.

    1. Ejected all of my external hard drives.
    2. Ejected my ipod then connected it to a different USB port.

    Synced like a charm.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2010
    This really worked!

    Shocking, but this really worked. I had the same issue with my iPhone so I unplugged my NAS, plugged it back in, and then used a different USB connection to connect my iPhone to my PC. Voila! it synced just like xamaxam said. I've had consistent problems with my PC not being able to "see" my NAS so I think that was what did it. I doubt it was the USB because iTunes diagnostics work just fine.
  12. macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2006
    Toronto, Ontario!
    This happened to me in the summer, I thought the iPod was defective it was still under warranty so I took it into Apple, anyhow it synced fine on the store computer :rolleyes: turns out there was something wrong with the PC I was attempting to sync it to (my husbands) I came home and tried it on another computer and it was ok.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2009
    same problem with a drobo

    agghhh.. I was having the same problem ever since i moved my itunes drive to a drobo. Due to the timing i knew it was something to do with the drobo. As it turns out if i connect my drobo via firewire I cannot sync media to my iphone 3GS (contacts, cal, etc sync fine). Switch the drobo to a USB connection however and all is well!


  14. macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    Thanks, that worked

    I have no idea why that worked, but it did. Thank you so much for posting.

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