This is why we build carputers.
Maybe I havent been looking in the right places, but I cant seem to find a good solution for taking 100GB of MP3's on the road with me in my car. It seems like head units with USB are for some reason rare. Id just hook up a USB external drive to a head unit and Id be set! Cant seem to find what Im looking for though.
Anyone got any ideas? How would you take all that music with you on the road?
There is definately a head unit out there with a USB port on the front for external drives. Not sure of the quality, but I know I've seen it mentioned here recently (or at least a thread was posted to recently). It wasn't a major brand like pioneer or alpine, but do a search and you'll find it.
exactly... DeN, maybe you ought to look around a little and see what this forum is all about...Originally Posted by 0l33l
But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
eegeek.netOriginally Posted by Viscouse
I believe you might be refering to the Pyle brand. Ive looked at it and the thing about that is that it doesnt display tags. You have no idea what your listening to. ack!Originally Posted by StrataG
oh! new posting layout...I like the colors!...
anyway...yeah, I think its kind of funny that this is a very active forum specifically on carPC's when there is a carpc forum page thats been around for a long time and isnt active at all.
Originally Posted by StrataG
The Audiobahn head units are interesting and might be my only option.
Originally Posted by evandude
A carputer is... well i dont think thats exactly what I want.. Just a HDD mp3 player. Im sure though that are lots of uses for carputers and this is a very good website for those that are interested in that sort of thing =)
I found that Boss offers something similar too. Not sure if there is a limitation on the size of the drive you can connect. I'm also not sure how it handles organization. I would imagine navigating 100gb of mp3's would be very difficult unless they designed the unit for that type of use. A poor interface could completely destroy any realistic benefit of such a device.
This is why we build computers to use so that we can completely control how we interface with our media.