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syncing goes so much slower on the iPhone than it does my regular ipod classic?

Maybe it's just me? Maybe all of your sync's speed by you like Speedy Gonzales? IDK! I would just like to know why this happens.
 

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well, I don't have a classic to compare with, but if it's true, it's probably because there's more stuff to sync (calendar, contacts, etc), and because iTunes keeps a backup of settings and other data.
 

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syncing goes so much slower on the iPhone than it does my regular ipod classic?

Maybe it's just me? Maybe all of your sync's speed by you like Speedy Gonzales? IDK! I would just like to know why this happens.
Interesting...Exactly how long is it taking? Under 90 seconds seems about right. Much more than that and you might have a problem. Is it 2.2 firmware? What version iTunes?

Are you trying to put music on? That can take awhile
 

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it's the new iTunes and new iPhone firmware. it took 5 mins to put the dark knght on my phone. 90 seconds to put it on my iPod
 

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Did iTunes also sync your info and/or make a backup?
 

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so a 2 1/2 hour movie took 5 minutes. how long would you expect that to take.
 

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Ya know what, I agree. The iPhone is slow at syncing, even by USB 2.0 standards. I've got USB hard drives that can transfer 6 gigs of media in less than 20 minutes... why does it take the iPhone that long or longer? Flash media should be fast. Seems like a slow controller chip is in the chain somewhere.
 

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it's been a while since i sync'ed media directly from my computer, but i think i used to sync all 8GBs in about 30 minutes...
 

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Yeah and that's way slow for USB 2.0

How do you sync your media now?
 

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yes it takes close to an hour to sync 16gigs of music for me. No movies. And that's a fresh restore or jailbrake. I normally do all this "heavy lifting" as soon as I jailbrake and/or update. So it has to be the phone, huh?
 

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Yeah and that's way slow for USB 2.0

How do you sync your media now?
not much worse than 6GB at 20 minutes...

I have all my stuff on my time capsule now, which slows it down considerably. But that's a whole other topic...
 

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I don't sync anything BUT media. just songs and movies
 

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yes it takes close to an hour to sync 16gigs of music for me. No movies. And that's a fresh restore or jailbrake. I normally do all this "heavy lifting" as soon as I jailbrake and/or update. So it has to be the phone, huh?
doesn't matter if it's movies or not... data is data.
 

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Yeah 6 gigs at 20, 8 @ 30, 16 @ 60. We're all experiencing the same transfer times, and it's slow. It's the phone.
 

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i think i misunderstood your previous post...

do you mean your iPhone transfers 6GB in 20 minutes? I thought you were talking about your external HDs...
 

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yeah... 8GB in 30 minutes turns out to be around 36Mb/sec... horribly slow for USB 2.0.
 

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No, I keep my iPhone music playlist to around 6 gigs, and it takes over 20 minutes to sync. A USB hard drive or memory stick could do that in... what... less than 10 easily, right? Damnit, now I need to test it...
 

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yeah, it should be able to do it at least twice as fast.
 

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OK, I take it back. The iPhone is on par with other flash media (at least this 2GB stick I got here). I'm sure hard drives are faster, though. Shouldn't flash media be faster?
 

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depends on the particulars, i guess... if the HD is in good shape, it can go pretty quick. Depends on fragmentation, contiguous-ness, etc. I'm not as familiar with how flash storage works, but it SHOULD generally be faster.