Very slow sync times with IPOT

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  1. redding43

    redding43 New Member

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    Hi All

    I have a jailbroke Ipot 16gb and today I updated a playlist on ITunes to add another 2gb of music (12gb in total), this meant that an additional 1500 tracks needed to be sync as it replaced some of the previous ones under the random setting. 5 Hours later and there is still 250 tracks to go!

    If I stop and restart the sync the first 20-30 tracks copy over very fast but then it almost grinds to a halt.

    Any ideas? I'm on a XP Windows PC.

    Go easy on the advice, I'm a bit of a noob

    Cheers
  2. AlexRADL

    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    This is pretty normal, the touch has flash storage instead of hard drive. Flash sync times are a lot slower than hard drive sync times. It took about an hour and a half for me to sync 500 songs.
  3. asado111

    asado111 New Member

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    wtf hour and a half!??? no way i sync abt 450 songs and took me 3minutes total...
  4. hurricane284

    hurricane284 New Member

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    yeah for me to do 1,000 songs it takes about 10-15 minutes not an hour and a half
  5. AlexRADL

    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    Okay, maybe I am exaggerating, but it did take a while. It was probably more like an hour. I was syncing on a pretty slow powerbook. It all depends on the speed of your computer.
  6. termin8or123

    termin8or123 New Member

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    Ya, that would be ridiculous for like an hour and half for 500 songs... The iPod touch is slower at syncing than the video, which is sad... But o well, look at what the touch can do!!!
  7. spikejr

    spikejr New Member

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    Port Type (USB 1.0 or 2.0) ???

    The iPoT is designed for USB 2.0 while still backward compatible with USB 1.0. If I remember correctly, 2.0 is about 40 times faster than USB 1.0. Depending on how old your computer is, you may have a USB 1.0 port instead of 2.0. This is a HARDWARE thing, and not a software issue. If you discover that you do indeed have USB 1.0 ports, you could always add a USB 2.0 PCI card to your comp for about $30 or less.

    Reference

    Article about USB 1.0 vs 2.0
  8. redding43

    redding43 New Member

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    The laptop is only a year old so I have USB2. It has finished syncing the music after another 5 hours. Strangeley I just synced 1gb of video in 5 minutes

    Any ideas?
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    thespacecowboy New Member

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    were they all mp3 to start with? it wasn't converting it or anything and you didn't notice?
  10. redding43

    redding43 New Member

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    They were all converted mp3's so that isnt the cause. I even shut down all other apps just in case. Very strange

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