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    bongojona
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    Is new Windows Ipod USB 1.1 backwards compatable ?
    Or, do I need to get USB 2.0 to use it ?

    Bongojona

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    need USB 2.0

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    I was under the impression that USB2 is in itself backwards compatible. It says in the ipod user guide that if you have a pc you can use either (if I remember correctly) but since usb 1 is so slow you're better upgrading. Instead of taking a few seconds to copy a couple of albums over, it'll take hours.

    Invest in a usb2 or firewire card, it'll be worth your while.
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

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    i believe what it is is that USB 1.1 products will work on a USB 2.0 card just at USB 1.1 speeds. I do not believe products that are made for USB 2.0 will work down to 1.1

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    bongojona
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    Thanks for the info.

    What I would like to confirm is if you can or cannot use the new ipods with only USB 1.1 I realise this will be very slow.

    I thought the first ipods were usable (although not officially supported) via Windows thanks to some creative software. I am assuming they supported firewire only -no USB ?

    Perhaps if someone who has a new ipod and a pc with only USB 1.1 could tell us if it works ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongojona
    Thanks for the info.

    What I would like to confirm is if you can or cannot use the new ipods with only USB 1.1 I realise this will be very slow.

    I thought the first ipods were usable (although not officially supported) via Windows thanks to some creative software. I am assuming they supported firewire only -no USB ?

    Perhaps if someone who has a new ipod and a pc with only USB 1.1 could tell us if it works ?

    ta

    Bongo
    This is straight from apples ipod tech specs

    "PC with built-in FireWire or USB 2.04, or Windows-certified FireWire or USB 2.0 card"

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    This is from my iPod user guide. Granted, its a 3g 15GB model so the updated ones may or may not have different requirements:
    "To use iPod with a Windows PC, you must have the following:
    ...
    A built-in or windows-certified FireWire card (IEEE 1394) installed, or a usb 1.1 or USB 2.0 port and the optional iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 + FireWire Cable
    ..."
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

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    shymog
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    Yes, as muso mentioned, the iPod will work with USB 1.1. It's a simple fact of life ... devices designed to work with USB 2.0.4 will work with USB 1.1, just at slower speeds.

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