1st ever iPod coming Monday, need sync help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by spinne1, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
    I have a 30 GB video iPod being delivered Monday. I have a new to me Powermac 533 (Digital Audio). It has Firewire and a IOGear USB 2.0 card in it. I do not know if I am getting 2.0 speeds as my camera picture uploads do not seem very fast, therefore:

    Because the new iPod only has USB 2.0, what do I need to sync it to my G4:

    1) a working 2.0 card?
    2) a dock? (What do docks do exactly)
    3) a USB to Firewire conversion?

    Help save me some money so I don't buy the wrong thing. I would ultimately like a dock if I could use it to charge the iPod AND sync with my mac, all using Firewire. Does it do this?

    Thank you
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Most camera cards aren't very fast for data read/writes. You have a USB 2.0 card so you'll be fine. You don't need a dock unless you want it.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Also, to answer your very last question, I don't think a dock will allow you to use Firewire to connect an iPod that does not support Firewire connections.
  4. onemacmini macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2005
    GET a case

    when you get a ipod get a scratch stopper and a case aswell thats what i regret

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