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Old 09-11-2005, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up £85 Hd Car Stereo!!!

I've recently bought a H&B CA-5555 stereo for £85 incl postage when I bought it:


It's got a USB port on the front so I bought a 3.5" HD enclosure for £19, a £10 12v regulated car adapter and had an old 20GIG HD lying around.

It can read 200 folder of mp3s and a max of 500 mp3s.

However I want more. So i'm going to see if the stereo will read a number of 1GIG partions on the HD so I can have 200 folders on each partition.

Has anyone got any idea of what specifications (partition/file system) that the stereo would require for this to be possible?


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Old 09-11-2005, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fix the link...

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Old 09-11-2005, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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done. any suggestions?
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try a 1GB partition using FAT32. It's worth a shot.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah I made 4 1GB partitions on an old 4.3GB HD i'm testing with but came to test it after a long weekend of my girlfriend saying:

"will stop faffin' with that bloody radio will ya, you can do that when i go home!"

and she's left it in her freeking handbag.

She lives 75 miles away.

in the post tmw hopefully. i'll test n post results.
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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got the stereo front back today but the partition didn't work :[

has any1 got any ideas why???????????

Any suggestions on how i could make the stereo read more files/folders?

actually i didn't put an mp3 in each root folder which the stereo requires otherwise it will not read the folder. i'll go try now.

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