Is this possible?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by DCBass, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey All,

    I've got a 12" 867 pb that only has usb 1.1. I'd like to upgrade my 2g 20gb ipod, but I don't have the USB 2 required for the 5g ipod.

    But here's something I was wondering about. I'm planning on getting me an external harddrive for myself this x-mas with firewire and usb 2 connections.

    Is it possible to hook a 5g ipod to the harddrive via usb 2, while the harddrive itself is hooked up to the pb via firewire, and have fast transfers?

    I highly doubt this would work, but I thought I might see what you guys have to say.

    Thanks.
     
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    tobefirst

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    Nope. If you want to use the USB ports on the external drive, the drive itself must be hooked up via USB.
     
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    I dont think you need USB 2 for the 5g iPod
     
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    tobefirst

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    You don't *need* USB2, as it will sync over USB1.1 just fine, but who wants to wait for 30-60GB to transfer at those speeds? Firewire will charge your iPod, but USB is the only way to transfer stuff.
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    Depends on how often you completely replace your music, right?
     
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    GroundLoop

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    But that first sync will be extremely painful.

    Hickman
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    That's what night-time is for!

    It's like underwear. Put it on once and you're set for weeks!
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the replies fellow rumormongerers!

    Like I said, I'm not surprised. I'm still not sure if I should get and edu price 30gb 5g, or get a $249 4g 20gb.

    Sure, the first load would be painful, but I don't hook up my ipod to the comp that often...

    hmm....

    On the negative side, I learned that I've been washing my underwear all too often :p
     

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