This is frustrating. I just put the new drive in an old 5.5G, plugged it into my new Mac Mini and iTunes says I need to connect it via Firewire. Unfortunately, the only Fireware cable I have is a 400 and the only port on the Mac is an 800. On my PC, it gets almost to the end and I get an Unknown Error.
I just order an adapter for the Firewire, but I won't get it until Wednesday.
It also takes a hell of a long time for iTunes in windows to even recognize the iPod. Windows recognizes it right away, just iTunes doesn't.
Success: Following a tutorial on apple support, I put it in disk mode and took it back out and it was recognized by my Mac with a USB cable
Edited by scompton - 12/6/11 at 6:37pm