iPod Video and USB 1.1... SLOW

Discussion in 'iPod' started by wowser, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. wowser macrumors 6502a

    wowser

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    OK, plugging my 5th generation iPod into the Firewire port of my old eMac, I found out the hard way that Apple have decided to ditch such support. That leaves me with a USB 1.1 port. 30 minutes in, only 1.5 gb have filled up, another 26 to go. Hmm.

    I know it's a long shot, but is there any way to get round this? Would some sort of adapter fool the iPod? It seems silly to upgrade a computer to meet the needs of an iPod.
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Nope....stuck with it, because any adaptor would have to use USB 1.1 to get to it!

    Unless you find a FW 400 to USB 2.0, if they make them...and I fully agree it sucks. I though USb 2.0 was bad!!
     
  3. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Is USB 1.1 a hardware thing or a software thing? Is it possible to upgrade just the drive itself with a software download?
     
  4. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Its a hardware thing, unfortunantly. No way to flash 1.1 to 2
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yeah you're stuck. there really isn't anything you can do to get faster speeds, unless you downgrade you iPod to a 4th gen for Firewire usage.

    this is part of the reason i hate that FW was taken out of the iPods.
     
  6. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wowser

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    Well, it's taking about 15 minutes to transfer each 1gb. Slow going! Will all this updating / charging mess up the battery life at all?
     

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