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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-22-2010, 9:35 AM Reply   
Anyone know if I can just plug and play with a bus-powered hard-drive to the USB spot on the screen in my car?... is it just that simple or is there more to it.
Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       02-22-2010, 9:39 AM Reply   
Depends on the vehicle. What are you driving?
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       02-22-2010, 9:42 AM Reply   
usb hard drives are pretty finicky. Some drives will work with car usb inputs, some will not. Usually because the usb port doesn't put out quite enough power for the portable drive to spool up. I've had much better luck with flash drives. Given that you can get 16gb for around $30, they are clearly the better choice for me than screwing around trying to get a much bigger 2.5" portable drive to work.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-22-2010, 9:55 AM Reply   
I have a 2000 Honda Prelude (after market headunit)

I have no problem hardwiring a power inverter to a larger drive if power is the only issue... I saw some 64 gig flash drives but those were $$$


I was hoping to just keep all my music and vids in the glove box and out of the way
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       02-22-2010, 10:01 AM Reply   
$1 per gig here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120532201664&rvr_id=&c rlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=7a7940551090a06 74836e2f3ff7a7390&itemid=120532201664&ff4=263602_2 63622

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