Well, i, on a whim, purchased an iPod touch last Sunday at the online apple store. As i read the reviews comparing the two generations i realised i might as well double my space for free! arrives wednesday morning. excited as a bee i am. plug it in and already i get the uh-ohs deep down. not detected. restarted computer, manually restarted mobile service a few times and it worked! horray! only then, as i upload songs, one song every 5 minute or so transfers. what the balls? then i start receiving errors concerning timeouts. so i restore the iPod, naturally. Works fine, though still slow as hell syncing. Then i start getting random 'drive cannot be read from or written to' messages every once in a while. and i, again, start freaking out. so... is this a case of call apple support and get myself a replacement? i know i have read many complaints about slow data transfer, but not THAT slow.