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Old 04-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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USB Port location/relocation

So after seeing many pictures of the location of the usb port and seeing it in person I realized that any usb drive I have will make that little storage space almost useless. So here is a link to one of the smallest usb drives I could find,
Vx Nano 8gb.

I also did a search and found this,
OCZ Technology Thumb Drive
but I couldn't find a link to one for sale.

Or, since I'm a tech junkie with an Electronics Associates, Computer Science Bachelors, A+ and Net+ cert I was thinking about splicing or relocating the usb port to somewhere more concealed to plug in a a 32gb external hard drive. If I can get one to work with the car. As well as I could put a usb hub and would be able to always have the hard drive running and then plug my iphone in and use what's on there at the same time.

Another possibility would be to find an ultra slim male to female usb cable that I could plug in the regular slot and run out of the storage space under the lid.....

Anyone have any other ideas or input on what I have already? I'd greatly appreciate it, as well as if any owner could chime in about the ability to use that space with something plugged in...

TIA...
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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It might not work with a USB hub and multiple USB sources, won't know until someone tries it. Not sure what Apple is doing with bluetooth A2DP streaming but if they ever get that straight it'd be a good way to be able to switch easily between the two sources.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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I noticed that too. With a thumb drive stick out like that, it looks like it is prone to get broken.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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just buy a 64gb flash drive and use a usb extension cable

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
http://www.kingston.com/flash/dt150.asp
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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+1 Problem solved.
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So after seeing many pictures of the location of the usb port and seeing it in person I realized that any usb drive I have will make that little storage space almost useless. So here is a link to one of the smallest usb drives I could find,
Vx Nano 8gb.

I also did a search and found this,
OCZ Technology Thumb Drive
but I couldn't find a link to one for sale.

Or, since I'm a tech junkie with an Electronics Associates, Computer Science Bachelors, A+ and Net+ cert I was thinking about splicing or relocating the usb port to somewhere more concealed to plug in a a 32gb external hard drive. If I can get one to work with the car. As well as I could put a usb hub and would be able to always have the hard drive running and then plug my iphone in and use what's on there at the same time.

Another possibility would be to find an ultra slim male to female usb cable that I could plug in the regular slot and run out of the storage space under the lid.....

Anyone have any other ideas or input on what I have already? I'd greatly appreciate it, as well as if any owner could chime in about the ability to use that space with something plugged in...

TIA...
Hey wait a minute......you're a software engineer?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:42 PM   #7
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just ordered mine yesterday
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #8
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500GB Western Digital Passport will fit just fine.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #9
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500GB Western Digital Passport will fit just fine.
are you sure this will work with it?
another member couldnt get his external drive to work.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:38 PM   #10
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are you sure this will work with it?
another member couldnt get his external drive to work.
Yeah,i'm gonna be bummed if those don't work.Not that i can't go buy something that will work,but because i painted one IOM to match my car.I went to english color and got the PPG paint and clear coat.So i just hope i can use my IOM wd passport drive with my IOM 2SS.If not ,i guess i will paint whatever i get to work with it in IOM
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #11
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500GB Western Digital Passport will fit just fine.
Do you have any idea how long a drive that size would take for the stereo to fully index the contents? Hope you've got a few hours or so...
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I'll probably just pick up a right angle adapter and pair it with my 16GB flash drive. This way I can keep the flash drive in there without it sticking into the middle of the storage area.

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Flex...p_ob_e_title_1

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thats cool i like that
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:58 PM   #14
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Just a quick note on the BIG drives. The manual says that the radio can only index up to 10,000 songs. So don't expect to fill these big drives up and make it work...
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:00 AM   #15
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i have no where near 10,000 songs so am great.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:28 AM   #16
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That's what I'm looking for! Thanks.

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I'll probably just pick up a right angle adapter and pair it with my 16GB flash drive. This way I can keep the flash drive in there without it sticking into the middle of the storage area.

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Flex...p_ob_e_title_1

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