Originally Posted by Russ from OKC
I installed a 500gig hd and just copied all of my music folders into it after formatting it to fat32. Works great other than the protected content(iTunes purchased crap). Getting a large drive into fat32 is a little bit of a pain in the ****, but just google "converting large hard drive to fat32". Awesome "mod"!! I velcroed it to the back of my glove box and ran the wire to the usb2
An NTFS formatted laptop drive just threw the system into "initializing .." mode until I powered the truck off. Didn't really expect it to work, but you'd think it would at least throw an error and not just lock up.
A 4GB thumbdrive formatted FAT32 worked for some mp3s, but not others.
The ones that worked were in the root folder and were smaller much lower quality mp3's - Car Talk podcast downloads - about 25MB.
I have another set of files that are about 300MB. I had them in a folder an it let me see the folder and select the files in the folder when using the "Explore USB" option. They seem to pause the player - I could cancel and go to other files in the root folder so at least it wasn't locking up.
None of these files have DRM.
I'm converting the laptop drive to FAT32 now.