Received an 80GB iPod Video for X-mas and am in the process of fillin it up. I created a playlist, selected about 73GB of music to dump to the iPod, and let iTunes work its magic. 3 hours later, it had only managed to transfer about 18GB of music! Ouch. Now, I know that iTunes/ipod is creating its own directory structure and I DO have album art selected to sync as well, but that seemed a bit slow to me. So, I ejected the iPod, tried another USB port, and started again. It seems to be averaging about 1GB /11 minutes. At this rate, it will take about 14hours to fill the ipod?!?!? Yikes!
Anyone have an answer? Does the album art sync add a lot of time to the process? Does the iPod just contain a slower drive?
System details: Precision 650: Dual P4 Xeons@ 2.80Ghz 2GB of RAM. XP Pro SP2 The music is transfering from a 7200RPM Seagate HDD via IDE. USB 2.0 Connection
iMac 233MhZ Biondi blue 96MB of RAM, Mac OS X (10.3.9)