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Turn USB Storage into MP3 player???

by riles78 / August 18, 2008 7:01 AM PDT

I am looking for a portable (iPod sized) device that has a USB INPUT on it as a way of expanding/creating memory.
Seems odd to me that I cannot find something like this. There are in-dash car stereos that will take a USB flash drive and play music on it, but no portable devices? Odd... anyone know of something like this?

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These were a hit 2 years ago.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 9:19 AM PDT
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usb storage
by tinycrack / August 23, 2008 4:56 AM PDT

I have a 2840 that came out about ten years ago and I've loved it. I used it as an external hard drive and no sync is required. Just plug it in, it looks like a new hard drive on my computer, and copy and paste the music files. I despise sync software. If you can't get a hold of one of these, you might consider a plain old mini hard drive with a usb connection...if your car stereo is designed to take that kind of input. Happy

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by tinycrack / August 23, 2008 4:56 AM PDT


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not any good ones
by JonTitor / August 23, 2008 11:37 AM PDT

USB drives are large and would be hard to fit into the device and still be able to put it in your pocket
a lot of MP3 players not have expandable memory in the form of SD cards like the Creative ZEN/ZEN X-Fi, Archos 406/605 flash, and microSD like the Sansa line. Some Archos players have that USB input you're looking for but that's through an add-on. I recommend looking into the SD card option

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