Does IPOD works with USB1?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lvetcher, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. lvetcher macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2004
    I want to get an IPOD to my folks who live abroad.
    They don't have the latest computer in the market. This notebook has an USB1 port, and they use the PC card slot for a wireless card.
    At the apple store I was told that porobably it won't work with a USB1 port. I've seen people using a USB1 port. I don't mind that the transfer is going to be slow and just don't want to mess with their computer settings (swithching cards (firewire-wireless) to transfer songs.
    Any chance it won't work at all with the USB1?

    thanks for your help
  2. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    USB 1.0 is compatible with USB 2.0, so I don't see why they should have a problem. USB 1.0 is slower, obviously, but that's not the end of the world.
  3. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    dotnina is correct. When we first got our daughter an iPod Mini, she was using it on a PC laptop that only had one USB 1.1 port. It was slow of course, but it did work.

    Of course it works much better now, what with her G4 iBook. :D

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