JMB RetrofitsChris Nott
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    AndyC's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    716

    Anyway of getting an MP3 head unit to read a 500gb External Hard drive

    was wondering if it was possible to get a new MP3 head unit to read a decent size drive..

    + 32GB?????
    there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    jcb
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4,077
    what does it currently read?

  4. #3
    jonnycraig's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Port Talbot
    Posts
    158
    The firmware on head units is limited to a couple of gigs, Ive tried a 4gb usb stick on mine, works, a 16gb usb stick, wont read it at all, Ive also tried my 320gb western digital passport and I can tell by the drive LED blinking bright/dim that its not receiving enough power to run the drive (I get the same error if I use a usb extension cable on it from a PC).

    So to cut a long story short, the head unit would need new software written to read larger drives and in my case the power output upgraded to drive the external harddrives too.

    Hope this helps

    Jonny
    1996 A4 B5
    1.9TDI SE



    Gone but not forgotten
    Audi A4 2.5TDI Quattro
    Skoda Octavia 1.9SDI (Wont be missed lol)

  5. #4
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,370
    You could try it using an external power brick supplying 5v directly to the drive and see if it then recognises the whole thing.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  6. #5
    AndyC's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    716
    Cheers guys
    there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!!

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO