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Beckerson1 12-04-2012 07:05 PM

HDD question (integration)
 
I'm getting really, really tired of constantly changing out my USB's, and IPod (and then not having enough space to hold all my songs). I've got a mix of Wav/mp3 files (Wav anytime I can get them).

I know there are issues running external HDD's off an HU. Such as not enough power to run the external HDD (even if it does its not a constant power supply) and then having the HU read the HDD.


I have a 500 GB Freeagent Go (I rarely use it):

Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent Go 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST905003FAA2E1-RK (Black): Electronics

The issue here is to find something that will power the HDD, read the HDD and then hook up to my MS-8's aux input (L/R rca's). I could run it to the HU but then run into the issue of it reading it (over 32 GB). I've tried reformatting it to FAT32 which it gives me an error (basically HDD is over 32 GB and HU won't read)

tjamz 12-04-2012 07:48 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Massive Audio EQM - Graphic EQ / All-In-One Media Player Massive Audio

That MIGHT do it. If you are interested I can call Massive for you and find out.

Darkmage1991 12-04-2012 07:56 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
fat32 should be fine. you may have to use the cmd as windows tends to block fat32 option the normal way How To Format A Large Hard Drive With Either FAT Or FAT32

if still no go partition it into something smaller and a different format. try ntfs and fat. MAYBE just maybe if its trully limited to 32gb you can partition the drive into 30gb segments. and load each one with music and it MIGHT read them as one hole drive. not realising its over 32gb. i doubt it will work that way but u never know.

but anyways to power it use a power inverter to power it. something to step down the voltage from 14v to 12.or use a 120v plug and use a power inverter from 12>120v

Beckerson1 12-04-2012 08:06 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tjamz (Post 925856)
Massive Audio EQM - Graphic EQ / All-In-One Media Player Massive Audio

That MIGHT do it. If you are interested I can call Massive for you and find out.

Unfortunately it would be more of a waste as I wouldn't be using the EQ or any adjustments since I have an MS-8

Beckerson1 12-04-2012 08:12 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkmage1991 (Post 925858)
fat32 should be fine. you may have to use the cmd as windows tends to block fat32 option the normal way How To Format A Large Hard Drive With Either FAT Or FAT32

if still no go partition it into something smaller and a different format. try ntfs and fat. MAYBE just maybe if its trully limited to 32gb you can partition the drive into 30gb segments. and load each one with music and it MIGHT read them as one hole drive. not realising its over 32gb. i doubt it will work that way but u never know.

but anyways to power it use a power inverter to power it. something to step down the voltage from 14v to 12.or use a 120v plug and use a power inverter from 12>120v

Here is the error (page 31):

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/St...Manual1006.pdf

Even though it was formatted to Fat32. Used an external program separate from windows (pretty sure it was from Seagate). I will retry it here and see what it brings up.

Darkmage1991 12-04-2012 08:20 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
ok unallocate all 500gb of the drive in windows

then take and beak it upo into 3 parts. one a 30gb another 30gb and the last will be 440ish leave the 440 un formatted. and format the 2 30gb partitions to fat32. now put a few songs on each just to test see if the unit will read music from both.

just put 2 songs on each partition and quickly test see if it reads all 4.

Beckerson1 12-04-2012 08:32 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkmage1991 (Post 925867)
ok unallocate all 500gb of the drive in windows

then take and beak it upo into 3 parts. one a 30gb another 30gb and the last will be 440ish leave the 440 un formatted. and format the 2 30gb partitions to fat32. now put a few songs on each just to test see if the unit will read music from both.

just put 2 songs on each partition and quickly test see if it reads all 4.

KK will try that hear soon... Transferring what little I have on it so I don't lose it...

Darkmage1991 12-04-2012 08:34 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
if that works just go and format the rest of the 440 as 30gb partitions as you need them. i wouldnt do it right away only do it when the rest of the partition are full.

Beckerson1 12-04-2012 08:51 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkmage1991 (Post 925869)
if that works just go and format the rest of the 440 as 30gb partitions as you need them. i wouldnt do it right away only do it when the rest of the partition are full.

KK I will let you know if it works. If not we can go from there

Beckerson1 12-04-2012 10:33 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Nope doesn't work. Won't even read it. Two partitions of 30 gb two songs on each and the rest unallocated. Automatically gives me Error 23 (drive needs to be formatted as Fat32, Fat16). Which it is confirmed as FAT32

Now there are two layouts I can choose:

MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table)

Believe I ran GPT

Darkmage1991 12-04-2012 10:47 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Got is fairly new the ng it may not support it. Do MBR and make sure u got 1 of them partitions set as primary

Beckerson1 12-04-2012 11:01 PM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
KK will test it out in the morning.

Beckerson1 12-05-2012 09:45 AM

Re: HDD question (integration)
 
Figured it out. It was the way it was lay'd out that caused it not to read. Was able to format the whole drive as Fat32 and was able to get it to read. Thanks for you assistance Darkmage1991


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