Posted by Deke on 10/14/07 18:30
"Don S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Mister.Lull" <Mister.Lull@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > On Oct 11, 5:12 am, "Don S." <donan...@no-spam-hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> According to the documentation that came with my Pioneer Premier
> >> DEH-P690UB,
> >> I'm supposed to be able to connect up to a 250 GB sized portable hard
> >> drive
> >> to the USB. However, when I plug in my USB powered, 160 GB, Western
> >> Digital
> >> WD Passport (WD1600U017-004) portable drive, the deck won't read it.
> >> Does anyone know if this hard drive cannot be recognized by the deck?
> >> loaded my MP3's onto the drive in folder style just like the manual
> >> shows,
> >> but it is not working. Any suggestions?
> >> Don
> > Per the manual for the DEH-P690UB, any drive you connect via USB must
> > be formatted in FAT12, FAT16, or FAT32. It may be currently be
> > formatted in NTFS - which would make it so that your deck can't read
> > it.
> > The only other guess I have is that the supply current from the deck
> > is only 500mA, and perhaps your portable hard drive requires more...
> > Hope that helps,
> > ~Mister.Lull
> Great info. I got this FAT32 format utility off the WD website
> http://support.wdc.com/download/external/ExtFat32.zip and formatted the
> 160MB drive in FAT32, reloaded the music, and it still doesn't work. All I
> get is "NO DEVICE" on the deck's display. The documentation with the drive
> does not specify how much power it uses so I emailed that question to WD.
If the hard drive has a "go to sleep mode if no activity"
feature, disable it.
I'm assuming the drive doesnt spin up.
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