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Old 27th June 2006, 19:42   #16
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Hey I have an external Iomega USB HDD. Wanna try that? Only problem it's huge in size (120GB) and also we will have to fix some jugaad for the external power source for the HDD but it will serve your testing purpose.

But I still agree with Sam & Naveen & suspect that the idea might not work. Still will call a geek friend of mine & confirm it it can work and post his opinion too.
hey man,

thanks for the offer. THE usb HDD i have i need a usb capable hu.

i have the 40 GB hdd and the power comes cia usb no usb device needs an external power source.
if you looked at
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/prod...oducts_id=4903
and
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/prod...777c61010cad74

they are nothing different than a regular USB HDD
I just need a Headunit (USB capable) to test this out
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Old 27th June 2006, 19:58   #17
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Is ur Hdd got anti feature other wise one break on the pedal. u can hear the music pausing or lik strach it can damage Hdd too bevare

hmm
how do i check that feature
it has enough shock protection and i think if i mount it properly should not be a problem
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Old 22nd August 2006, 17:27   #18
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-en...stem-2.htmlfoe (iPOD -How to connect it to the Car system) EVERY ONE....


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Old 22nd August 2006, 17:40   #19
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yes it is clearly written on the page.......
dont post multiple post of the same question
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Old 22nd August 2006, 17:41   #20
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HDD won't last long... no shock protection can help the vibrations in a car (potholes, hard brakes etc.)

If you see the latest laptops which use the similar hdds .. they have shock prevention software which spins down the HDD in case any vibrations are detected.
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Old 22nd August 2006, 18:30   #21
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so essentially
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/prod...777c61010cad74
HDD which comes with the unit will die as well this is nothing but a iomega hdd rite,,,,
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Check out new HU frm Sony. These haev 1GB memory builtin and songs can be uplaoded via USB.
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Old 22nd August 2006, 21:48   #23
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Please refrain from making multiple posts about the same topic on various threads. It is not acceptable.


Thanks mate.
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HDD won't last long... no shock protection can help the vibrations in a car (potholes, hard brakes etc.)

If you see the latest laptops which use the similar hdds .. they have shock prevention software which spins down the HDD in case any vibrations are detected.
I assume ipod have HDDs similar to the laptop ones. well in that case one can get a USB case for a 1.8" hard disk only that the biggest 1.8" HDD I know is about 100GB. 2.5" are 600GB so you can store your music without compression but you'd need a tagger (like ID3 or FLAC).

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the ipod has a 1.8 hdd which are much more slimmer and compact than the 2.5 hdd . My older ipod once fell down after that a folder symbol came on the screen. I tried ever thing form reseting the ipod to reformating it . it did not helped. after that I borwed my friend ipod change the hdd then it work . the thing I wanna tell is that the ipod is also a fragile product so ever body who has a HDD base player handle it with care............
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Reviving an old thread - not sure if there is a newer one than this.

Is anyone using an external 2.5" HDD with their car's HU? If so, how is the reliability? I have a 320GB HDD that I don't mind using, but problem is it is also a backup drive for data (hasa some amount of data - though not indispensable) - dont want to fry it. And dont want to buy a new one for trials either
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Simple. Format it to FAT32 (which I am sure it's not. It will be in NTFS format) and connect it to the Hu. Voila. It will work if your HDD can pull through in the minimal power that the HU gives it
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Simple. Format it to FAT32 (which I am sure it's not. It will be in NTFS format) and connect it to the Hu. Voila. It will work if your HDD can pull through in the minimal power that the HU gives it
You can use external source if the HDD fails to work with the power from the HU's USB drive.

You can make something like this
How To Make Your Own USB Car Charger For Any iPod Or Other Devices That Charge Via USB

or buy something like this

http://www.itechnews.net/wp-content/...ar-charger.jpg
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@ph03n!x - Alpine iDA X 300/200 supports 40gb hdd without external power supply, all models of alpine digital media receivers are compatible
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Thanks folks! Let me take the plunge, will have to format the drive in FAT32 after backing up all that I have in it (or buy a new one!) will keep you posted.
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