Can Mac iPod be flashed to PC iPod?

Pennstate

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Just wondering since I have a Mac ipod. Is it any different other than the software? Thanks
 

Derango

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I don't think there's any difference except for the new software that intergrates with Musicmatch. (The pro version)
 

Zugzwang152

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Mac used to use non-standard RAM, but I'm not sure about the rest of the hardware. I don't know how well a G4 CPU will hold against AMD and Intel though...even though they're not comparable on a clock vs. clock scale, I'm guessing they would lag far behind seeing as the fastest g4 cpu is over a Ghz behind AMD and Intels.
 

BDawg

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Originally posted by: Zugzwang152
Mac used to use non-standard RAM, but I'm not sure about the rest of the hardware. I don't know how well a G4 CPU will hold against AMD and Intel though...even though they're not comparable on a clock vs. clock scale, I'm guessing they would lag far behind seeing as the fastest g4 cpu is over a Ghz behind AMD and Intels.

Hello, clue phone. ;)

The question isn't AMD/Intel vs. Mac, but whether an iPod can be flashed between Mac version and PC version.

Answer: I don't think there's a difference in the two iPods.

 

kgraeme

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Originally posted by: Zugzwang152
Mac used to use non-standard RAM, but I'm not sure about the rest of the hardware. I don't know how well a G4 CPU will hold against AMD and Intel though...even though they're not comparable on a clock vs. clock scale, I'm guessing they would lag far behind seeing as the fastest g4 cpu is over a Ghz behind AMD and Intels.

LOL! Clueless often?



















He's asking about the MP3 player, not the computers.
 

stevewm

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It might be possible.

Currently the only known difference between the two is what filesystem the hardrive is formatted as.

Mac iPod is formatted in HFS+, PC version is formatted in FAT32 so PCs can read it without a HFS+ driver.