Syncing original iPod (2001)

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  1. Wreckie macrumors regular

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    Everymac states that original iPod is compatible with MacOS 9.2.1 & X 10.1, but can you sync it with OS X Mountain Lion and iTunes 11?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Fralle macrumors 6502

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    Of course! ;)
     
  3. Wreckie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know where could I buy syncing cable for this iPod? Is it FW 400 or 800?
     
  4. Fralle macrumors 6502

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    Its a 6 pin FW 400. Check ebay Firewire cable
     
  5. Fralle macrumors 6502

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    I can assure you, its not that hard to find a matching cable :D

    [​IMG]
     
  6. dbowlin17 macrumors member

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    when i got my second generation ipod (runs on firewire 400 just like yours) i got myself a firewire 400 - firewire 800 cable, so that way i could plug the ipod into my firewire 800 port on my 2012 macbook pro. it synced without trouble, though it did take about a minute for itunes to recognize it.
     
  7. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for bringing this up! Needed an excuse to restore/sync my first-gen iPod.

    Syncs perfectly with my mid-2012 13" MBP.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Old iPods and new versions of iTunes are one of the best examples of backwards-compatability out there. I still regularly use my third-generation iPod, and it works perfectly with iTunes 11 and Mountain Lion. It even shows the proper icon for the iPod and its connection method :)
     

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  9. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Good to know! I have a 1st gen Shuffle lying around somewhere that I've never synced with my MBP. I think it's still formatted for Windows hehe.
     

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