Originally Posted by Apple///
Thanks for the info SpotOn.
My Powerbook G4 is a 17" 1 Ghz Titanium. I believe its titanium, its was given to me as a hand me down just this past year. I am positive it only has USB 12 Mbits/s. I will have to go out and buy an iPod USB cable. I currently only have the older firewire one. That is why I ask is there a way to use firewire to transfer files that and its higher transfer rate then USB.
Thanks for the info. Again, Is there a workaround to install USB 2.0 on the old Powerbook G4?
Looks like your machine is pretty old. It has the 12Mbits/s USB 1, it can run 10.5 but with 1Ghz processor it will be slow, especially for iTunes. Not to mention the slow transfer speed too.
There isn´t a cost effective way to upgrade your USB 1 to 2 neither far as I know. And the drive space, 60GB, could be a problem as well. I wouldn´t waste my time filling it with music/content/etc.
It still sounds like it´s a good basic machine, like a netbook, but content can eat up CPU, GPU and drive space in a hurry.
If your budget is tight right now, perhaps a Mac Mini as a desktop machine and keep using the G4 as a portable until it drops dead?
Still need the iPod USB cable too. Remember to backup the entire iTunes Folder to another drive occasionally, be a bad thing to lose all your play-lists, music and such.