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Old 29th May 2010, 14:29   #61
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Mine is a small 2.5" freeagent HDD.. when I connect it to the HU, it is powered on, but nothing happens actually (there are couple of mp3's in it)
Same here.
Tried with 2.5" 320GB WD Passport (FAT32) - USB recognised but says no songs.

Tried with 2.5" 500GB WD Passport (NTFS) - Says USB Not supported.

Has anyone tried with a 8GB/16GB pendrive? Is it slow?
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^^ HDD drives doesn't work because they need more power than supplied from the USB port of the player. I don't see why it will be slow with 16 or 8 gb pen drives.
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Old 29th May 2010, 15:29   #63
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Same here.
Tried with 2.5" 320GB WD Passport (FAT32) - USB recognised but says no songs.

Tried with 2.5" 500GB WD Passport (NTFS) - Says USB Not supported.

Has anyone tried with a 8GB/16GB pendrive? Is it slow?
Pen drive works without fuss.. I had tried 4, 8 GBs and no issues!

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^^ HDD drives doesn't work because they need more power than supplied from the USB port of the player. I don't see why it will be slow with 16 or 8 gb pen drives.
I think it is more to do with the firmware/software thingy because classic iPod uses 1.8" HDD and my iPod works fine.

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Old 29th May 2010, 16:16   #64
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^^ IIRC 1.8" HDD runs on lower voltage than the normal 2.5" laptop HDD, which are generally found in USB powered external harddisks.
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Pen drive works without fuss.. I had tried 4, 8 GBs and no issues!



I think it is more to do with the firmware/software thingy because classic iPod uses 1.8" HDD and my iPod works fine.
USB Pen Drives are formatted in FAT32 format and the regular portable, internal & external HDD's are formatted as NTFS. So you can try formatting your Portable HDD to FAT32 & see if it works.

*Sorry, i did not read the full thread. I will try it in my i10 Pioneer today to know if its system specific.*

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Old 4th June 2010, 16:30   #66
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I could get my 150GB USB HDD work in my car. It is FAT32 formatted. It also works with 16GB pen drives. Problem is with navigating very deep directory structures on these drives. I had to "flatten" the directories considerably to make it usable.

Have issues with my old iPod Mini model which is apparently not supported.
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I could get my 150GB USB HDD work in my car. It is FAT32 formatted.
Great ! How many folders do you have on the HDD? How many GB of music? Do you have only music on that drive?

The directory structure could be the reason why I got a 'No song' message. My 320GB (FAT32) has 200GB + data. This includes music/photos/videos/documents etc in deep folder structures.

Maybe I should try with a drive having only music folders at the root. No sub-folders.
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Great ! How many folders do you have on the HDD? How many GB of music? Do you have only music on that drive?

The directory structure could be the reason why I got a 'No song' message. My 320GB (FAT32) has 200GB + data. This includes music/photos/videos/documents etc in deep folder structures.

Maybe I should try with a drive having only music folders at the root. No sub-folders.
I have only mp3 files in the drive with 4 root directories each having two sub directories. Total size is about 80GB as of now (about 12000 songs).
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There is a limit to files and folders you can have in the drive (AFAIK 65535 files and 700 folders).
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Can you recheck? As far as I know, once a HDD is formatted FAT32, it can hold only 32GB data inspite of the HDD capacity. I'm running a 40 GB HDD formatted FAT32, but it can hold only 32 GB data.
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Maybe I should try with a drive having only music folders at the root. No sub-folders.
Not required. Sub folders get read in my HDD without a problem. I suspect your problem is because of the formatting. It has to be FAT32 and a single partition.
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Can you recheck? As far as I know, once a HDD is formatted FAT32, it can hold only 32GB data inspite of the HDD capacity. I'm running a 40 GB HDD formatted FAT32, but it can hold only 32 GB data.
I don't recall if I did checked any option etc, but I'm sure that my 320GB is FAT32 formatted and it has >200GB data. I had formatted it from NTFS to FAT32 so that my PS3 could recognise it.
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Has anybody setup Bluetooth adapters for Civic car? I would like to get one for my Civic. Do not prefer any changes to the OEM HU.
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I am using a product called XCARLINK. Thought of changing the HU once so had put this ad:

Team-BHP Classifieds - XCARLINK-USB/IPOD, with BLUETOOTH Interface for Honda Civic - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds

Please let me know if you are interested.
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The directory structure could be the reason why I got a 'No song' message. My 320GB (FAT32) has 200GB + data. This includes music/photos/videos/documents etc in deep folder structures.

Maybe I should try with a drive having only music folders at the root. No sub-folders.
Yep ! It worked. Formatted a 80GB HDD to FAT32. Loaded only music folders into it. Finally, all the music I need is in the car.

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Can you recheck? As far as I know, once a HDD is formatted FAT32, it can hold only 32GB data inspite of the HDD capacity. I'm running a 40 GB HDD formatted FAT32, but it can hold only 32 GB data.
I formatted using Swissknife. This software allows FAT32 formatting of larger drives (ie >32GB).
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