ipod firewire connection

Discussion in 'iPod' started by old cholo, May 5, 2007.

  1. old cholo macrumors member

    old cholo

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    #1
    is it possible to hook up my old 60g photo ipod to my new imac via firewire??? just curious. it has an wierd port on top next to the earphone port that looks suspicious:confused:
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, the photo was the last model to support firewire. You need to do it via the dock connector though: the weird port is for the optional remote...
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can use a 30 pin to FireWire cable with your iPod photo.

    EDIT: Too slow. :eek:
     
  4. old cholo thread starter macrumors member

    old cholo

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  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the too slow reference was to me replying a few seconds faster, not the connection :D
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, sorry. I'm too slow. :D

    Firewire is indeed faster.
     
  7. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    Firewire is faster than USB at continious flows of data transfer. Apple cut it from the 5G iPods to reduce costs and because more people used USB 2 to transfer music to their iPods.
     

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