Fordmods Logo

Usb Deck....any good 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 13 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Usb Deck....any good
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:32 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jul 2006

Gallery: 2 images

Location: melb
VIC, Australia

just want to know about the decks with usb

can u hook up a hard-drive to the usb port on a deck? because if u can then i was thinking of getting a 250gb and put all my music on it

but thats if u can hook up a hard-drive to the usb deck's

thanks ppl's :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:24 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 247

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: EL Fairmont

Location: Langwarrin
VIC, Australia

Im not too sure about hooking up a portable hard drive....

There are some on the market (particularly the larger type ones) require for you to utilise two usb ports at once to hook into the hard disk. So its like you are using two usb ports at the same time. The reason being is because the usb ports run only on a very small amount of power, and sometimes this low power output is not enough for the hard drive to function

though u can usually get usb keys now like round the 2gb range pretty cheap.

If you decide to get a hard disk, check to see how many usb ports it would require to be able to function properly.

Dazz
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:07 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jul 2006

Gallery: 2 images

Location: melb
VIC, Australia

all rigth mate thanks for the info
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:34 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

dazza2924 wrote:
Im not too sure about hooking up a portable hard drive....

There are some on the market (particularly the larger type ones) require for you to utilise two usb ports at once to hook into the hard disk. So its like you are using two usb ports at the same time. The reason being is because the usb ports run only on a very small amount of power, and sometimes this low power output is not enough for the hard drive to function

though u can usually get usb keys now like round the 2gb range pretty cheap.

If you decide to get a hard disk, check to see how many usb ports it would require to be able to function properly.

Dazz


USB eys are the easiest option in that concern cheap as and will hold more than enough music.....hard drives can be power hungry hence why its normally better to run from a 12V power source externally and not backed off the head unit powering via the USB interface/interfaces.

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:42 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jul 2006

Gallery: 2 images

Location: melb
VIC, Australia

yer true that power hungry hmmmm i just my self a 2gb usb then =)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

daboris wrote:
yer true that power hungry hmmmm i just my self a 2gb usb then =)


2gb is more than enough...I mean without going awesome quality WAVs etc...a decent recorded MP3 so round 192kbps+ ya looking bout 5mb-7mb+ per file...so 285-400 songs which when it comes to play time...thats a decent duration ;) buy a couple hehe

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:17 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jul 2006

Gallery: 2 images

Location: melb
VIC, Australia

Big Kev wrote:
daboris wrote:
yer true that power hungry hmmmm i just my self a 2gb usb then =)


2gb is more than enough...I mean without going awesome quality WAVs etc...a decent recorded MP3 so round 192kbps+ ya looking bout 5mb-7mb+ per file...so 285-400 songs which when it comes to play time...thats a decent duration ;) buy a couple hehe



yep thats true :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:21 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

I was reading the specs on a USB capable head unit recently, and was amazed to read it only supports 254 files on the USB device. Now that's very poor.

ie. check the detailed specs of the HU you want to get first. It may be a near useless feature.

If it does work well (accesses lots of files), then think about a 2.5" HDD (laptop style) in an external case, they can quite happly run from a USB port. But are limited to about the 120GB size mark. 3.5" HDDs are the power hungry ones, but come in much bigger sizes.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 512

Joined: 6th Feb 2006

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BA Falcon Classic

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

yeah i have used external hard drives with my usb deck, but as datamine said, rarely can it access all the files.

i think you might also find that it is 254 files per folder, so if your music was arranged in folders, i.e by artist or album, you should be fine, but dont quote me on that.

 

_________________

When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:51 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jul 2006

Gallery: 2 images

Location: melb
VIC, Australia

yer i am think of just getting my self a deck with ipod ready and just get my self a dammm ipod

yer i been looking into the usb decks and all i been told they not that good

so off to the shops to get my self a dammm ipod
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 26

Posts: 1028

Joined: 13th Jul 2006

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

I got a dammm iPod. You won't regret it. Just make sure you have good speakers in your car and headphones for elsewhere.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:50 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 29

Joined: 18th Jul 2005

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Hello Everyone

O.k. I have done a bit of testing with this and here is what I found

The usb ports on decks do not have the power to run a laptop drive, it tries to spin up and dosn't

I tried my W800I too since it works like a USB key and the decks could not use it

A normal computer "thumb drive" works just fine

I ended up getting an axis head unit, has usb, 3.5mm input as well as mp3 cd
all for $230
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:06 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 391

Joined: 24th Jul 2006

Gallery: 2 images

Location: melb
VIC, Australia

4LTRsix thats for that and the testing side of it too


so relly the hhd just needs more power doest matter getting my self a ipod with a week or 2
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 13 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:38 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names