iPods USB 1.1 Compatible?

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  1. meanmusic macrumors member

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    HI,
    I'm looking to buy an iPod for my PC. The USB ports are not 2.0 but rather 1.1 can the IPod still work on my PC?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It should work, just at usb 1.1 speed. But I never used and ipod, so I can't be 100%.
     
  3. jaesk8er macrumors member

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    I realy dont think you can this is from apples Spec Sheet
    Stores data via FireWire or USB 2.0(3) hard drive

    Sorry no USB 1.1 (to slow)
     
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    USB2 cards are dirt cheap. Just pick one up. You'd be waiting all day to sync your iPod on USB 1.1.
     
  5. kidA macrumors regular

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    it would work--USB 2.0 is backwards compatible to 1.1--albeit very very slowly. you can just buy a firewire or USB 2.0 pci card for your PC for dirt cheap (like less than $40 name brand, less than $15 if you're ok with generic).
     
  6. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    why not pick up a FW card for you PC? that way you won't need to buy the FW to USB convertor
     
  7. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if it's possible but it's definately very unintelligent to try and use it with USB 1.1. 5 gigs of music would take hours to transfer.
     
  8. kidA macrumors regular

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    yeah, with USB 1.1 you're probably doing 1 GB every hour or so at the very best. if you've got a 40 GB iPod, you can plan on taking more almost 2 days days to fill it.
    i would say the best option is to buy an FW card, that's probably the most potentially trouble free option.
     
  9. meanmusic thread starter macrumors member

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    The Apple knowledge base mentions it could work but is not a good idea. No problem. Planning to get a Firewire card.

    Thanks
     

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