Re: Head Units and External Hard Drives
I have the JVC KD-AR770 hu which has a usb port. I am using a Memorex 4gb flash/thumb/travel, etc. drive. I love it. I have around 300 songs on it and am using just over one half with the songs as wma files at the sq level Windows Media Player, the latest version, uses as default because I have not had time to play around with other settings.
My hu is middle of the road in the JVC offerings I think at $219 msrp.
Navigation is easy. I have my songs in folders by genre...Favorites, Road Trippin', 60's Oldies, Hard Rock, etc. and the folder names pop up on the screen in alphabetical order and starts playing the first folder alphabetically so I rename favorites folder to A_Favorites and it starts first.
I am unsure about size limitations. I know nothing regarding Kenwood or Pioneer hu's. I know nothing about hdd durability in extreme temp conditions but my travel drive is so small it should not be bothered by anything.
Good luck and keep us informed.
'04 Accord EX 4dr
HU: Alpine iDA-X001
Amp: Memphis 16-MCA3004
Speakers: JL Audio XR650-CSi with Memphis MC1-MT1S silk tweeters
2012 Honda CRV LX
HU: Alpine iLX-007
Amp: JL Audio XD400/4v2 4 channel
Speakers: JL Audio C5-650 Components
Sub: 10" MB Quart/sealed enclosure