iTunes – Disk error writing to iPod

The other day I started getting the error “Attempting to copy to the disk <ipod name> failed” when tying to sync my music and video.

iPod Error
iPod Error

At first I thought it might have been one of the applications I had put on that save files to the iPod or that something had gone wrong with my iPod. But after doing some research on the internet it turned out to be a ‘corrupt’ album.
I had recently added three new albums to iTunes. So I unckecked those so that they would not sync to my iPod and no error! I then reselected one album at a time and tried sync’ing again to work out which album it was. This worked and I now know which album it was. However, I don’t know exactly why it was causing the error because it turns out that I don’t like the album and have simply removed it from iTunes altogether.
Someone suggested something about having brackets around numbers or it might be an illegal charcter in the name. I’m not sure.

3 thoughts on “iTunes – Disk error writing to iPod”

  1. The ipod hard drive is responsible for many errors, but in many instances, the problem is not actually with the hard drive, but with the hard drive cable. Corrosion develops on the silver part of the hard drive cable and must be cleaned periodically to keep the iPod functioning correctly. This isn’t always the case, but many times it is.

  2. My itunes does not recognise that there is disk writing capabilities of my disk drive and says ‘no recording found’ on the top bar when i press burn CD.
    Can u help?

    1. I can try to help sure. I need some more information though.
      Is your CD-ROM a writer as well as a reader? Can you burn/create CD using other programs?
      When you click on ‘Burn CD’ are you doing it when you have a play list selected and are there songs in that play list ?

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