Charge & sync over USB1 works (for me)

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  1. carrythebanner

    carrythebanner New Member

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    I seem to remember there being some doubt as to whether it would function over USB 1.x.

    I finally got my Touch, and I found that it charges & syncs just fine on both my dual G4 1.25 at home with USB 1.x, and a dual G5 at work with USB 2.0 (both running 10.4.10 as required). Of course, it's pretty slow to copy content over USB 1.x -- especially videos -- but it does work, and if you're jsut syncing bookmarks/contacts/etc the speed difference is negligible.

    I'm not sure if this applies to every Mac with USB 1.x ports (iBooks & the like) so YMMV, but I figured I throw this out there for anyone wondering as I assume Apple won't tell you because their requirements for the Touch include "USB 2.0 port."
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    Complexis Retired Moderator

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    Highly doubt it. The USB 1.1 does carry a charge, but is VERY VERY small. The requirements state 2.0 because it is ideal. Charging time on 1.1 is horrendous if it does any charging whatsoever.
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    carrythebanner New Member

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    On my dual G4 1.25 it does charge. I haven't compared charge time between the G4 and G5 because I've only had the Touch for a few days, but I can guarantee you that on my machine it does charge & sync.

    Obviously, 2.0 is ideal -- and as such, I've done the majority of syncing from the G5 -- but 1.x is working for me in a pinch.
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    Complexis Retired Moderator

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    It would be neat if you could compare the charge time between the two and post your results.

    Syncing I am sure works since they are both the same thing except speeds different.

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