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Hi anyone, I am new to Ipods and PC's what is the difference bewteen USB 1 and 2. If I have USB1 will it be able to connect and download to the IPOD? thanks
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USB 2 is up to 400 times faster (not usually that fast) than USB 1

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USB 2 is up to 400 times faster (not usually that fast) than USB 1
does this mean you can connect it to the usb 1 port?

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You can still connect it.
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Actually there are three USB speeds:

USB 1.0 (low speed) 1.5Mb/s
USB 1.1 (full speed) 12Mb/s
USB 2.0 (high speed) 480Mb/s

Existing USB ports are 1.1 or 2.0, 1.0 is only a spec for slow devices (like mouse and keyboard) and not used as a separate port.

The iPod is compatible to USB 1.1, but filetransfer will be quite slow...
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You'd probably want to invest in a firewire card or a usb card..(not even sure if they make 'em) but it'd take about forever and a day to transfer any large amount of songs on a USB 1...
(I think a friend of mine did 300 and took about 45 minutes-ish?) The next day he bought a firewire card.
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they make USB 2.0 cards. get one of those because their more useful than firewire. not much stuff you can use with FireWire but almost everything uses USB
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firewire is alot faster then usb 2.0 and it sends more power

if oyu are planning on buying a new data interface card for your ipod

firewire is your number one choice

and you can use it on dv cams
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firewire is alot faster then usb 2.0 and it sends more power

if oyu are planning on buying a new data interface card for your ipod

firewire is your number one choice

and you can use it on dv cams
That's simply not true...
as I stated earlier, USB 2.0 is 480Mb/s, Firewire 400 (or IEEE1394a) is 400Mb/s, so slightly slower than USB 2.0. But still pretty fast...
But Firewire does deliver more power than USB, and I also would suggest you to buy a Firewire card, or a Combo-card that has both Firewire and USB 2.0
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That's simply not true...
as I stated earlier, USB 2.0 is 480Mb/s, Firewire 400 (or IEEE1394a) is 400Mb/s, so slightly slower than USB 2.0. But still pretty fast...
But Firewire does deliver more power than USB, and I also would suggest you to buy a Firewire card, or a Combo-card that has both Firewire and USB 2.0
i love numbers as much as the next guy, but unfortunately those are only theoretical speeds. any data storage or speed comparison test has always ended with firewire winning. the factors i think that make the difference:

firewire is 6-pin (2 for power, 4 for data) - more bus power = more consistency

firewire is 100/200/400mbps vs usb 1.5/12/480 mbps - so if for any reason the device only supports a lower base, firewire will be much faster.

but none of it matters because firewire 800 own3s

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firewire 800?
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i love numbers as much as the next guy, but unfortunately those are only theoretical speeds. any data storage or speed comparison test has always ended with firewire winning. the factors i think that make the difference:

firewire is 6-pin (2 for power, 4 for data) - more bus power = more consistency

firewire is 100/200/400mbps vs usb 1.5/12/480 mbps - so if for any reason the device only supports a lower base, firewire will be much faster.

but none of it matters because firewire 800 own3s
Right, but the initial question concerned the iPod...whicht is not FW800 compliant...
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firewire is alot faster then usb 2.0 and it sends more power

if oyu are planning on buying a new data interface card for your ipod

firewire is your number one choice

and you can use it on dv cams
Wrong.
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firewire 800?
Firewire 800mbs. 2x faster that firewire
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Wrong.
Wow, what an explicit answer!!

Anyway, USB 2.0 is a little bit faster than Firewire if it comes to maximum speed (which is rarely achieved) but the average speed of Firewire is definitely faster than USB 2.0

And Firewire definitely sends more power (between 8V and 33V, up to 1.5A) than USB2.0 (5V 0.5A)

Any comment is appreciated, ChicoWeb, but please be a little more specific. "Wrong" or "True" doesn't say much without an explanation behind...
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