When I had my head unit installed, the installer set up a USB cable that runs to my glovebox. He said that if I were so inclined, I coudl connect a hard drive there. I think i want to pursue that, but I'm curious on how everyone would recommend powering it?
I was thinking of finding an adapter from my car's charge port/cigarette lighter. Its pretty close, so wireing shouldn't be an issue. I do frequently use my phone's car charger, so it'd be really nice if there was some fairly inexpensive piece that would have a standard plug for the hard drive, and retain the car charging port for my phone (and/or the Valentine radar unit I intend to get eventually).
Of course, if tehre are other (better) options I could do that too. My car does have rear cigarette lighters, so in a pinch I could charge my phoen there... just not extremely convenient.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could point me towards such a unit, and if there's anything I should know so that I don't burn up my car? Thanks!