ipod mini

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dukebound85, Jul 17, 2005.

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    dukebound85

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    Ok quick question. My brother just got a brand new ipod mini 4 gig with i guess a buy a mac get free ipod deal. He is offering to sell it to me for $100. Should I do it? Or should I save for a bigger ipod? Thanks
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    If thats a new iPod mini then $100 is half price. I'd say go for it!

    I have a 4 GB mini (1G) and over 10.000 songs on my iBook. I just sync my favorite playlists (and I have many playlists), typically about 6-700 songs, to my iPod and have NEVER found myself wanting to hear a song not on it at any given time...
     
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    dukebound85

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    Does anyone know if an ipod mini is compatible with usb 1.1. My computer does not have usb 2.0 and thats the only cable the mini came with. I do have firewire on my mac, but am not too up on getting a $40 firewire cable if I don't have too. Also how long would it take to load 4 gigs of music through usb 1.1 if it works. I have heard about 1 hr per gig but if you do the math,

    4gigs=4000megs
    usb 1.1= 12 Mbps

    so 4000/12=333.3sec=about 5 and a half minutes

    If it takes only 5.5 min to load 4 gigs of music tthats fast enough for me!
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    Imagine that 12Mbps was a 12Mbps internet connection... So... A transfer speed of about 1500Kb/sec me thinks... So your maths is a bit wrong there ;)
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Get a FireWire cable. Apple sell them for $19.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    4 GB = 4000 MegaBytes
    USB 1.1 = 12 MegaBits per second
    1 bit = 8 bytes

    4000 x 8 / 12 = 2666 seconds or about 44 minutes
     
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    canadaram,

    i am glad someone finally cleared it up, but you had one typo

    1 Byte = 8 bits

    also i presume you know 4GB is actually 4096MegaBytes (2^12)

    abd answer to original question it will work with USB 1.1

    cheers


     

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