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    Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    I just ordered a Kenwood DPX-501 and I will have it on Tuesday from a local shop. I got it for $275 so it is a avarge deal it looks like I like the idea of the locals store incase there is a issue. Anyways what I am wondering is I like the USB feature on it but I am wondering what are the best thing to use for the USB. I do not have a MP3 player yet and I am just not a iPod fan. I have searched and I have seen 200+ gig hard drives being hooked up to kenwood units but I do not need that over kill. Right now my MP3's are a little under 11 gigs. I am just not sure what to look at to get. Right now my old Kenwood 10 disk changer still works and I will be using that for a little longer and I think now my 1 gig flash drive but with flash drives having a huge price mark up after 2gigs I am not sure if they are worth the cost to get a larger one. I do like a clean look to my car so I do not want wires everywere. Or am I better off just saving for a MP3 Player? Right now I use my Cell phone Nokia 6682 as the MP3 Player but it can not get past 2 gigs.

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    You can get a 4g flash drive and just put your most listened to songs on their. 4 gigs of music is a lot, and to update or switch it all it takes it to take it out and plug into the computer. They sell 8 and 16g flash drives but at that point its cheaper to get a hard drive. If you do get a hard drive youll have to power it externally.



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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    Wow good call man. For $39 for this one I can not go wrong. I think I figured out that it would hold about 60 CD's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178116

    Looks like my CD changer might not stay in my car much longer. I can just put my Sat box were it is now since I all ready have the cable run with the CD changer.




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    if you have the extra cash id get this, its not much more, and the write/read speed and durability will make up for it.
    my friend has that one in 2g and it went through the wash and is still fine.



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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    Quote Originally Posted by espguitarist91 View Post
    You can get a 4g flash drive and just put your most listened to songs on their. 4 gigs of music is a lot, and to update or switch it all it takes it to take it out and plug into the computer. They sell 8 and 16g flash drives but at that point its cheaper to get a hard drive. If you do get a hard drive youll have to power it externally.
    He can use a 2.5" laptop HDD and external enclosure for it and not need a seperate power source. I have a 2.5" external HDD that uses the USB as its power source.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817155704

    Used with this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144377

    Tote all you have with room to spare for later.




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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    IamDeMan,

    What H/U do you have? I have heard that the Kenwood H/U's don't supply enough USB juice to power a HDD. Just curious.

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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    Thats what ive read. Some one on here has tried it and it just didnt have enough power.



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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    I thing after more reading for where I live I think the HD might not be a good idea. In winter we get weeks in below 0 temps with out the windchill and in the summer it get to hot for a HD. So for about 3-4 months out of the year I would be getting upset at my setup.




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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    Haha, i know what you mean. Where are you in IL? Ive had my temporary flash drive (512mb) outside in my car for the last 3 weeks and with the below 0 temps weve had its fine. I have the kenwood 632u



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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    I am in the Mchenry area. The more I read the more I like the 4gig idea.




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    Re: Getting Kenwood DPX-501 USB question

    Not too far. Yea, flash drives are good



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