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MikeHovey

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Oct 13, 2003
I just purchased a 20gb Ipod, actually as a christmas present but it turns out the persons computer does not have a firewire port. Whats the best solution for this? USB2.0 Cable? Firewire card?
 

Mr. $T$

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Sep 15, 2001
The newer iPods have support for USB also.

If it is one of hte older ones then yes you need a Firewore card, there pretty cheap.
 
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MikeHovey

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Oct 13, 2003
no this is actually a third generation ipod, i was just curious about the speed diffrence between a UsB2.0 and a Firewire that comes standard with an Ipodl
 

CrazyP

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Nov 30, 2002
they are very close in speeds. usb uses slightly more cpu cycles, but its bootable. dont know how useful that is with a ipod though. you wont notice a difference in speed bewteen the two. the best thing about the usb though is it works for both usb 1.1 and 2.0, of course regualr usb 1.1 is slow