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Alpine 9886 + External HD

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  • Alpine 9886 + External HD

    I have an alpine 9886 coming in the mail and I understand that it has USB drive capability. I'd like to hook up a hard drive to it to store lossless audio on and use it as my main source of music.

    My first question is what are my limitations here? I remember reading somewhere that you would need something like a laptop drive that consumes only .5amps or less.

    My second question is if I can't find a suiteable hard drive that has a low enough power draw, can I power it seperately from the head unit? If so, how do I accomplish this?

    I searched for this but didn't come up with any results. I may just be a terrible searcher, I dunno. Thanks.