View Full Version : Hard drive for playback inside car?
Feb 28th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Do 2.5" portable HDDs like the WD My Passport work for inside the car playback? I have an Infiniti G37 and it has a USB port. Since I don't have an ipod I was thinking of buying an HDD and just putting all of my mp3s on it for the car. Would it work? I know the car can use flash drives as well so maybe that'd be a better solution since they can take more shocks and such?
Mar 1st, 2010, 12:44 AM
The 2.5" HD's will work in a lot of cars. However, they will take a lot longer to read due to the larger storage size, and the moving parts will make it more susceptible to shocks. I recommend getting a large capacity thumb drive instead, less headaches.
Mar 1st, 2010, 01:09 AM
get a SSD
Mar 1st, 2010, 01:30 AM
can you use an iPod with those USB ports? That would be ideal. (although charging might be an issue.)
Mar 1st, 2010, 07:51 AM
get a SSD
thiss!! or a really big usb thumb drive
Mar 1st, 2010, 09:13 AM
Unless you get an automotive grade drive, a normal drive will freeze during the winter and either not work, or worst case, get damaged.
Mar 1st, 2010, 10:06 AM
ssd would be ideal but the USB ones are really expensive and there's not many choices. :) a 32gb thumb drive might do the trick.. I was looking at getting an ipod but it wouldn't be as practical. thanks :)