iPod classic incompatible with USB 1.1?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MacTCP, May 5, 2008.

  1. MacTCP macrumors member

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  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the 5g also said it was usb2 only. however you can use usb 1.1. it will just be uber slow in transfers
     
  5. MacTCP thread starter macrumors member

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    USB 2.0 cards are so cheap that I guess I'll just get one.

    This card looks fine, but it doesn't list any OS X versions beyond 10.2. Is it actually incompatible with 10.3/10.4/10.5, or is it just specifications from 2002?
     
  6. zephead macrumors 68000

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    My stepdad got an iPod Classic for Christmas and it worked with his 7-year-old Compaq which has USB 1.1. As dukebound85 says, it's really uber-slow in song/video transfers, but it works.
     
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  8. Seanasaur macrumors member

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    I bought a classic the first day they became available and just installed a USB 2.0 card less than two months ago. It's not that the classic is incompatible with older USB technology, it's just that transfers take FOREVER on anything less than 2.0. I mean, I lived with it for half a year, but it was slow. I got sick of it; that's why I upgraded.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its not too bad after the initial synch though to be honest

    for perspective it took over 12 hours to load up 8000+ songs at 30+gigs total
     

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