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    Syncing iPod Touch Causes External Drive Disconnection
    This is a really bizarre problem. I am unable to sync my iPod Touch. Once it goes to copy the first song (whatever it is -- this is not a file issue), my computer ejects my external hard drive and stops the sync. It then takes roughly 5 - 10 minutes to finish the sync (though put no new material on it).

    I have to unplug my external drive then replug it to be recognized.

    I've tried removing all music from iPod, which worked fine. But now I still can't put anything on it. I checked and have the latest software on both iTunes and the iPod. I've done simple stuff like restarting. Any ideas?

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    Are they connected to separate USB ports on your Mac or are they both connected to an external hub?

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    my ipod has began to do the exact same thing.. and I'm not even using an external hardrive.. I need help also.. I keep getting errors saying that my ipod disconnected even though it didn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmcp432 View Post
    Are they connected to separate USB ports on your Mac or are they both connected to an external hub?
    Separate hubs. I don't think it's a power issue. I've synced this way before for a year or so, and I'm able to play music for as long as I want to (as well as edit photos that are on the external). It's just that as soon as I try to sync -- the first song hits -- boots off the external.

    I AM able to sync songs on my hard drive though.

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    Upon more experimenting, it looks like certain songs are culprits, and usually entire albums. I can locate which ones they are by constant syncing (and disconnecting) but I feel like this is bad for the drive.

    Any guesses on what characteristics I could look for on the files that would cause them to behave this way?

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