Problems With MP3 Transfers with PocketMac Pro, Also w/ActiveSync in Virtual PC
December 24, 2003 11:29 PM   Subscribe

I use an iMac and carry a Siemen's SX56 Pocket PC from AT&T. I recently purchased PocketMac Pro to sync the two, and contacts, appointments, and little stuff is fine, but I can't get a decent connection speed to transfer MP3's. Is there something I'm missing here? In addition, I run Virtual PC and can't sync through ActiveSync, with a USB cradle. Help me, please.
posted by BlueTrain to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Using USB1.1, your MP3s are only going to transfer at about 1 megabyte/sec. USB is 12megabits, which works out to (theoretical maximum) of 1.2MByte/sec.

Firewire is 400megabits, which runs around 40MByte/sec.
posted by mrbill at 4:48 AM on December 25, 2003

The Missing Sync?
posted by mcwetboy at 5:12 AM on December 25, 2003

Virtual PC has never worked with Activesync due to issues with the way Connectix coded the USB portions.
posted by machaus at 6:56 AM on December 25, 2003

Response by poster: mcwetboy, I looked into that, but felt that PocketMac Pro was the better product. I could be wrong, of course, but I don't know of anyone who has used either product.

mrbill, it takes 15 minutes to transfer 60 megabytes or so, which equates to 1 MByte/15 seconds. Something's up, and I just can't figure it out.

I think you're right, machaus, which pisses me off, because there are no baby Macs, which would have been my first choice. You'd think they'd expect that and resolve the issue.
posted by BlueTrain at 2:23 PM on December 25, 2003

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