Flash drive for music?

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  1. Jestor00

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    I have read that the challenger HK system will only work with 32gb SD cards. Has anyone tried larger flash drives? In my 09 with the kicker I used my IPOD, but its only 32gb and its alot cheaper if I can just buy a 128gb flash drive. If that won't work maybe I'll just have to buy a larger IPOD, alot of money just for music in the car.
     
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    32gb it the limit in the 2015 U-Connect system.. I tried a larger one and no dice.
     
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    That figures, I wonder why a larger Ipod works, or do those not work either? technology in 2015 is amazing, but can be stupid at times I mean I can buy a 256gb SD card, but i can only use 32gb in the car and flash drives can be terabytes.
     
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    I have used a 750 GB WD My passport hard drive plugged into the USB. It's formatted NTFS and loaded with just under 10,000 songs, which is over 80 GB of music. The only thing I noticed is that it takes a couple minutes after starting the car before it will play from the hard drive. There are hundreds of different artists in folders which probably slows it down.
     
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    I have over 100 albums loaded on a 16 gb flash drive with no issue. Do you really need 10 thousand songs with you everywhere you go?
     
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    Formatted in NTFS is the key!
     
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    I have been using a 64gb and haven't had any issues.
     
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    Same here, 64gb no issues after I learned about the proper formatting.
     
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    I had that drive in for only a few days just for an experiment. When it was first connected it took UConnect about 25 minutes to catalogue all the tracks but it worked.

    I use a 32 GB SDHC card formatted FAT32 and loaded with AAC files ripped at 320 KB variable, which is about as close as you can get to wav.
     
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    Right... So you guys with over 32gb cards that formatted to NTFS. What's you're actual usable storage space?

    My guess is 32gb... So you have 32 you can't use right?
     
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    Mine was working fine reading 80 GB from the NTFS Passport drive. I would think it would be the same result with an NTFS formatted SD card.
     
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    Yes - The USB through passport drive is a different set up through U-Connect

    Those with 64gb SD CARD in NTFS - Please put more than 32gb - say 45gb of music and see if it works (and all your music is readable)

    Curious if it's changed after the updates...
     
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    I am using a 256 GB SD card formatted in NTFS with over 68 GB of music currently loaded onto it that works flawlessly. After I add music to it or when inserting the 1st time, it takes about 15 minutes to fully create a directory when the card is inserted, but only takes about a minute to be recognized on subsequent startups. Be patient when you put it in the first time because the screen will still show device not connected for a few minutes until it begins writing the directory then the files will begin to populate.
     
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    Does it keep them grouped as Artist->Album ?
     
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    Yes, it keeps the existing tag structures for artist, album, playlist, etc.
     
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