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Archived - iPod: FireWire and USB Cards

If your iPod has a Click Wheel and your computer has a USB 2.0 port, you can charge your iPod and sync your library at the same time using the included USB cable. If your iPod doesn't have a Click Wheel, then you'll need to use FireWire or the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire and USB 2.0 Cable (part number M9688G/A). See "Using the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire and USB 2.0 Cable" for additional information.

If you have an iPod nano or Fifth Generation iPod (or later models), you must use USB to sync data (music, photos, files) with the computer.

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PC USB Cards

If your computer does not have a FireWire or USB 2.0 port refer to any of the following companies for cards and adapters.

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