ipod - slow data transfer using USB 2.0

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ocpaul, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. ocpaul macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2004
    I am using a 20GM 4G ipod as an external hard drive with a Windows computer connecting with a USB 2.0 cable. I can transfer files to / from the ipod, but the data transfer rate is very slow - actually seems like transfers are being done at USB 1.0 rate.

    Any ideas?
  2. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Are you sure it's a USB 2.0 port?

    Not to sound stupid, but are you sure you're using a USB 2.0 port? The cable will work with both USB 1.0/1.1 and 2.0, albeit much slower with the 1.0/1.1.

  3. ocpaul thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2004
    Using USB 2.0 port

    Yep - I have another drive that I use with this port and data transfers much much faster than with the ipod.

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