usb ipod cable --will it work on mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by purduematt, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2002
    the firewire port on my powerbook seems to be causing my computer to crash every time i plug my ipod in. can i use the usb ipod cable to transfer my music from my mac? thanks, matt
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2002
    I am not completely sure, but i think the usb 2 cable can only be used for windows computers. I just bought a new 30 gb ipod and remember seeing something in the instuction book or on the box about that.

    Edit: I cannot find the phrase saying that you couldn't. Try consulting apple's knowledge base. If you can i think you have to buy a cable from apple for it.
  3. macrumors member

    May 27, 2003
    San Diego
    Bummer you have to use USB. SOooooo slow compared to Firewire.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    usb 2.0 is windows only, however it doesn't mention usb 1.1

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