So today I just received a brand new 2ng Gen iPod Touch (8gb). Using the latest version of iTunes on my Windows machine (not bad spec-wise. C2D, 2gb RAM, USB 2.0) I download and install the 2.2.1 firmware update so that the iPod is up to date. From there I attempt to move about 6gb worth of music (all MP3) onto the iPod and it's taking forever. We're talking about 30+ seconds per song. At that rate, we're talking about 8 hours to move it all over. So I do some reading into the issue and try everything under the sun. Reboot iTunes. No dice. Reboot windows. No dice. Unplugged all other USB devices from the PC. No dice. Restarted the iPod. Nada. Finally I restored the iPod and success! It starts to transfer at a better rate (300 songs in about 20 minutes) and then somewhere around song 371 it just slows down again. Restored again and no luck, it was back to being slow. When I would try moving a few over one by one to test it, I noticed some songs would transfer quickly, and some painfully slow. Oddly this would happen within an album, so song one of an album would shoot by, then two and three would crawl, and then four would shoot on over. It was a seemingly random pattern with far more slow transfers than quick. I honestly don't know what to do at this point. I've tried looking into the issue online but it seems like the majority of sync time issues are related to backups. But since I'm using a brand spankin' new iPod I really don't have anything to back up, and only when I try to move songs over does this happen. Being a first time touch owner, I don't know how fast apps are supposed to install, but when I tried at one point I managed to install about 20 in a little under 5 minutes, so I have no idea if that's normal or not either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.