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packtack1 11-01-2012 05:44 AM

What size usb stick works best for MP3 music
 
Hello,
I am wondering what size usb flash drive works best for music? Also does the format matter? NTFS, fat 32 or fat? I have a 2012 Focus with the stock AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio system.
Thanks
V/R
Ken

freemind 11-01-2012 05:46 PM

Any.

But lossless is king!

StockTalon 11-01-2012 06:04 PM

I'm using an 8gig flash drive and need more space.

The drive does need to be in FAT32 in order to be read be the stereo.

Scout706 11-01-2012 08:43 PM

If one drive doesn't work, try a different brand. Seriously.

mrpeaches 11-01-2012 09:42 PM

As long as the stick is formatted fat32 it will be fine. I have a 64GB Sandisk stick hooked up to the USB2 port and it has been flawless.

wolfwyndd 11-05-2012 08:27 AM

99.9 percent of the time I'd say the bigger the better.

With that being said, if you ever go to an aftermarket, I have seen, and heard through the grapevine, that some after market HU's that read music off a USB stick have size limitations OR a 'number of songs' limitation.

packtack1 11-05-2012 01:47 PM

Thanks everyone! I have had a problem with sticks of 4GB, the songs start at beginning everytime I start the car! But I have it in shuffle now. Then it begins with the same song but shuffles with the next. I used a 1GB stick, and I had no problems. It still is alot of music. Just wondered if this is a common problem.

StockTalon 11-05-2012 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by packtack1 (Post 4441018)
Thanks everyone! I have had a problem with sticks of 4GB, the songs start at beginning everytime I start the car! But I have it in shuffle now. Then it begins with the same song but shuffles with the next. I used a 1GB stick, and I had no problems. It still is alot of music. Just wondered if this is a common problem.

No one has gotten down the shuffle algorithm with large amounts of music.

alaskanzx5 11-06-2012 01:49 AM

i have had 2 pioneer hu and i have used the same 4gb flash drive with them and it would shuffle a different song at start every time after it had gone through the whole list or if i pushed shuffle.
now im using a 8gb ipod i got for free and and the shuffle works just the same.

wolfwyndd 11-13-2012 02:25 PM

Packtack. Since I got my pioneer reinstalled last week I pulled out the owners manual and was going through the specs for USB. My HU specifically says to use FAT12 or 32, NOT NTFS. Of course my HU is 18 months old so you may find a different result. It appears to be HU specific on file formating.


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