Help me with my iPod Photo!

Nubla

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Help me with my iPod Photo!

I just got an HP iPod Photo from one of those Freebie sites.

Here are the specs to my computer software:

Windows XP Pro with SP2

However, I do NOT have a USB 2.0 Driver installed (although I have USB ports)

When I plug in my iPod, it charges, however the computer does not detect it.

I think it is because I don't have a USB 2.0 Driver (the enhanced port thing)

Anyone know how I can get it? Or any way to remedy this problem?
 

Nubla

Diabloii.Net Member
th5418 said:
....New computer.
....

Pentium 4 Processor 2.4 Ghertz
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
6XXMB Ram

Various other good stuff :p

Don't tell me to get a new computer, mine is just fine :D
 

Steel_Avatar

Diabloii.Net Member
Dollars to donuts you're on an Intel Chipset. 865 / 875, or 915 / 925. Either way, head to Intel's website to find the appropriate motherboard drivers.
 

befkonijn

Diabloii.Net Member
had probs with that too when i had my p3 without usb2 connection... then again, now i have an i-mac G5 and all seems to run smoothly...(DUH!!)
 
masterazn said:
wait, I have a PIII computer with some stupid motherboard with VIA...can i get USB 2.0?
Yes, if you get a PCI USB 2.0 card and install it. Should be around 15$.


If you want to use your iPod you need to set it up first with the iPod Updater, this is most easily done by installing iTunes. If you don't have USB 2.0 it will take a very very long time to be recognized and take an ungodly amount of time to load any songs.

My suggestion is to buy a new USB 2.0 card and install it. Everything is pretty much plug and go from there.
 

Steel_Avatar

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I can see song transfer time being greatly impeded if the connection is USB 1.1 (or even 1.0). But how piss-poor is the design if the device can't even be recognised (nearly) instantaneously on a USB 1.1 connection?

I have a Creative Muvo TX. Designed to take advantage of full speed USB 2.0, it can function on a 1.1 port. Yet it still is recognised nearly instantly by the system when I plug it into a USB 1.1 port.
 

Nubla

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Steel_Avatar said:
I can see song transfer time being greatly impeded if the connection is USB 1.1 (or even 1.0). But how piss-poor is the design if the device can't even be recognised (nearly) instantaneously on a USB 1.1 connection?

I have a Creative Muvo TX. Designed to take advantage of full speed USB 2.0, it can function on a 1.1 port. Yet it still is recognised nearly instantly by the system when I plug it into a USB 1.1 port.
Got everything to work guys!

Actually my friend did it >_>

Uploading songs = win!
 
Steel_Avatar said:
I can see song transfer time being greatly impeded if the connection is USB 1.1 (or even 1.0). But how piss-poor is the design if the device can't even be recognised (nearly) instantaneously on a USB 1.1 connection?

I have a Creative Muvo TX. Designed to take advantage of full speed USB 2.0, it can function on a 1.1 port. Yet it still is recognised nearly instantly by the system when I plug it into a USB 1.1 port.
It is only the iPod Photo which, like all iPods, gets recognized by sending an XML file to the host. iPod Photos have a very large XML file since it keeps all the notes for the pictures as well. USB 1.1 doesn't take the burst of info that the iPod Photo is programmed to send, the file is not chunked up into small enough pieces. This was intentional, because the transfer of a large music collection and picture collection is nearly impossible over 1.1, not just slow. The main reason for that is to extend the life of the HD inside the iPod, it needs to spin up less with USB 2.0 since every burst is the exact size of the burst write speed of the drive(which is only a 2 second window on such small drives), with USB 1.1 the drive is only writing 1/22 of its full burst potential.

So now that I have given way too much information on the subject, your Muvo TX is flashed based and has no moving parts and doesn't wear out faster just because it is on USB 1.1 instead of USB 2.0.
 

Nword

Banned
It might be like my computer, where (for some unknown reason) the usb port was disabled.... I think that was fixed by "enabling" it in BIOS...
 
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