Usb 2.0 update

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  1. paddy macrumors 6502a

    paddy

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    Hi,
    I'm running a 15" flat panel g4 iMac and I want to buy a iPod Nano. My problem is that i need Usb 2.0 to run it which I don't have. Is there any way of updating my Usb 1.1 ports to 2.0? If not would it be possible to use a firewire cable on the iPod Nano?
     
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    there's no way to update your ports, sorry.

    I notice though that the Nano is compatible witht he dock, whcih uses firewire. I think that would work. you could call up the apple store to confirm.
     
  3. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure that anything that uses USB2 can also use USB1 (with the exception of things that require a constant transfer rate, like a CD burner or audio interface), so even if it weren't FireWire ready, which it apparently is, you could use it...

    ...you just wouldn't want to, since it'd be painfully slow--filling a 2GB iPod using a 1.5MB/s connection would take over 20 minutes at the theoretical minimum. That's why the original iPods were FireWire-only, and why the new ones are USB2-recommended.
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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  6. numanuma macrumors newbie

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    FireWire

    Paddy the Firewire should work fine for you and if not... im sure theres an extension outt there for it... heres a link to the nano...
    http://images.apple.com/ipodnano/

    hope i could help...
    regards
     

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