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Is it possible to use a portable hard disk drive with the car stereo?

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It is possible to use a portable hard disk drive (HDD) if the file systems from the HDD and the car stereo model match.

The file system for the car stereo receiver is identical to the one Windows operating system (FAT16, FAT32) uses, by mass storage class (MSC). It is not compatible with any other file system.

NOTES:
  • The exFAT file system is not supported. The unit only supports FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.
  • It is possible to connect a USB Flash-type drive, if it is formatted with the correct file system.
  • It is possible to connect a portable USB rotational HDD that receives power from a secondary source (AC or DC).
  • However, it is not possible to connect a portable rotational HDD that is powered through USB because the USB port on the car stereo cannot supply enough voltage to power-up the HDD.