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    jp_tix
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    firewire 800 compatability
    Hi,

    I need to connect my 3gen iPod to the 9-pin Firewire 800 port on my Powerbook. It says in the manual I need a third-party adapter.

    Anyone know who makes these? All of my music is stored on an external firewire HD, so i need to have both connected to transfer the music...

    Any disadvantages connecting the iPod to the 800 port?

    I think I can make this work without the adapter if I connect the iPod to
    one of the ports on the external firewire HD, are there any disadvantages to this ?

    thanks,

    jp

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_tix
    Hi,

    I need to connect my 3gen iPod to the 9-pin Firewire 800 port on my Powerbook. It says in the manual I need a third-party adapter.

    Anyone know who makes these? All of my music is stored on an external firewire HD, so i need to have both connected to transfer the music...

    Any disadvantages connecting the iPod to the 800 port?

    I think I can make this work without the adapter if I connect the iPod to
    one of the ports on the external firewire HD, are there any disadvantages to this ?

    thanks,

    jp
    I see no disadvantages connecting the iPod to the 800 port. I see that there are 4-6 pin adapters included in the 20Gig iPod. and here may be the one you seem to need. In any case I suppose your connecting to the drive that has iTunes... Hope this helps

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    jp_tix
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    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    I In any case I suppose your connecting to the drive that has iTunes... Hope this helps
    no, that's not what i meant. my external fw drive has an extra firewire port, and if i plug the ipod to this port it mounts and appears on the desktop as it would if it was connected directly. no problems so far,
    transfer speed seems to be the same as before. so i probably won't need the adapter...

    jp

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    Yea there are no disadvantages to connecting through a drive thats already plugged in
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