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Checking your iPod disk format
To determine if your iPod has been restored for Macintosh or Windows, do this:

1. On your iPod, select Settings > About. If you're using an older iPod with older iPod software (such as iPod Software 1.x), select Settings from the main menu.

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. If your iPod disk is configured for Macintosh, the serial number is the last item you'll see listed in the About screen. If the disk is configured for Windows, the last item you'll see is "Format: Windows."

You cannot use an iPod whose disk is configured for Macintosh on a Windows-compatible computer. However, you can restore the iPod disk to use it with a Windows-compatible computer.


About the iPod nano disk format

When you connect iPod nano to a Macintosh computer for the first time, you'll see this dialog:

This is because iPod nano comes preformatted for Windows (FAT32 file system). The first time you connect to a Macintosh, iPod nano will "reformat" itself to work with a Mac (HFS+ file system). This only occurs the first time you connect iPod nano to your Mac, and if you've never connected it to another computer.

Note: There are a few situations when iPod nano won't be optimized for Mac OS:  If you connect iPod nano to a Windows PC the very first time you use it and then connect iPod nano to your Mac.  If you open iTunes for the first time before you connect iPod nano for the first time, but you do not agree to the iTunes Software License Agreement.

In both cases, you will not see the "Optimizing" dialog, and iPod nano will not be optimized for Mac OS. If this happens to you, you can optimize iPod nano for Mac OS by simply using iPod Updater to restore iPod nano on your Mac


How to tell iPod's hard drive size

To determine your iPod's hard drive size:

 *Select Main Menu > Settings > About (iPod touch tap Settings > General > About).

 *On some models, the drive size is engraved on the metal case near the botto

about iPod Touch

The iPod Touch, is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, and Wi-Fi mobile platform designed and marketed by Apple Inc.The iPod Touch adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line. It is the first iPod with wireless access to the iTunes Store, and also has access to Apple's App Store, enabling content to be purchased and downloaded directly on the device.

The 3rd generation iPod Touch with iPhone OS 3.1 was announced and subsequently released on September 9, 2009. It is available with 32GB or 64GB of flash memory. Apple also continued offering the 2nd generation 8 GB version. The new 3rd generation iPod Touchincludes faster hardware (the same microprocessors, graphics engine, and RAM as the iPhone 3GS), a slightly lower battery life, voice control, light sensor, and bundled earphones with a remote and microphone.
Determine your iPod's disk format

Comparisons to the iPhone and model comparisons

The iPod Touch and the iPhone, a smartphone by Apple Inc., share the same hardware platform and run the same iOS operating system. The iPod Touch lacks some of the iPhone's features and associated apps, such as access to cellular networks, or a built-in microphone and camera (and speaker on older models). As a result, the iPod Touch is slimmer and lighter than the iPhone. Multimedia, which is available as a single "iPod" app on the iPhone, is split into music and movies on the iPod Touch.

Apple has received criticism for charging iPod Touch owners for major updates of iOS that iPhone owners can obtain at no charge, as well as excluding certain features from the iPod Touch software that are included in the iPhone. Apple has said that they can add features for free to the iPhone because the revenue from it is accounted for on a subscription basis under accounting rules, rather than as a one time payment. At WWDC in June 2010 Jobs announced that Apple had "found a way" to make subsequent OS upgrades available free to iPod Touch owners - though it isn't available for the original iPod touch and some features are only available for the 32 and 64 GB iPod touches released in September.
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Tansee iPod Transfer (Hot,transfer song from iPod to computer easily. Tansee iPod Transfer utilizes iPod's internal database to display your iPod's files instantly.)

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