Using an iPod with a PC Card

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Vector, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Vector macrumors 6502a

    Vector

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    I am thinking of buying an iPod for someone I know that has a pc laptop, but they do not have firewire or usb2 built in. There are not any problems with using a firewire PC card to connect the iPod are there? THe only reason I ask is because when i bought my 1G iPod i was using a laptop without built in firewire and it was a problem. Also, how does the pc card connection affect the transfer speed?
     
  2. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    i have a pc firewire card and it works fine with my 3G ipod
    transfer speeds could be faster though, don't know whether it's because i bought a cheap card or that my computer just is slow overall
     
  3. Vector thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Vector

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    The speeds are not unbearably slow though, right? I expect that they will be slower, but as long as it doesn't mean the speed is cut in half its fine.
     
  4. G5orbust macrumors 65816

    G5orbust

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    well, the Mini PCI slots within a laptop connect directly to the laptop's PCI bridge. So, essentially, it works exactly the same as if it was a desktop and you plugged in a firewire PCI card. Sometimes the mini PCI cant supply enough power and the card requires an AC supplement.
     

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