Welcome to PriusChat

We'd love to have you join our community and participate in the conversation! Sign up for FREE today.

Sign Up

Music on a stick? SanDisk Cruzer

Discussion in 'Prius c Audio and Electronics' started by XRinger, May 14, 2012.

Social Buttons

  1. XRinger

    XRinger Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Woburn, MA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    I just found out my little USB MP3 player could be read by the new c2,
    but the stick is so long, it sticks out way too much..

    So I want to buy a shorty USB stick to keep some tunes in the car.
    I'm looking at the 8mb SanDisk Cruzer® Fit™ USB Flash Drive.
    It's about $9 on Ebay. Anyone here ever try this drive?

    Thanks,
  2. ramaboo

    ramaboo New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    III
    I ordered a 32gb sandisk cruzer fit on ebay for $28. I have not tried it yet but I think any USB drive works so you should be ok. I figure I can just leave it in the car its so small that it wont be noticeable for theft.
  3. N1XRR

    N1XRR Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lavonia, GA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
  4. ufourya

    ufourya We the People

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    286
    Location:
    Texas
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    Here is a cruzer happily attached - and it works as well.

    Attached Files:

  5. rjdriver

    rjdriver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    Any USB drive will work. Doesn't have to have a music player built in. I was happy to find that out when I plugged in my PNY drive with a few MP3s on it, that the system recognized it and began to play the first song without any prompting.

    Went to my computer and converted about 2 dozen CDs to MP3, loaded them on the drive, and it makes a great music library. I built a few play lists, with different types of music, and also made one with all songs on it. This "all songs" list is needed due to several key voice commands they left out on the Prius C, that were in previous Prius cars.

    Most drives are pretty much the same length, so I think they will all overhang that shelf by at least a little bit. But check out Amazon and Newegg. I remember seeing some that looked a little shorter in the photos.
  6. JLee81

    JLee81 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Maryland
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    I have a Corsair flash voyager mini 32GB from newegg. Only paid $17 after the rebate, and yes I did actually receive the rebate. It works great and fits on a keychain. It's less than a third of the size of the smart key and a little thinner than it.

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
  7. JLee81

    JLee81 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Maryland
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

    Attached Files:

  8. priusvgator

    priusvgator New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Space Coast, FL
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
  9. priusvgator

    priusvgator New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Space Coast, FL
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
  10. rjdriver

    rjdriver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three


    Nice! Perfect fit for the car. No overhang with that one.
    1 person likes this.
  11. cornflakes

    cornflakes Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Redondo Beach
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    I did the same thing with a Patriot 32GB Axle drive, and works great. My only gripe is the radio always switches over to the USB and start playing after I start my car even if the last thing I listened to was FM or Satellite. It would be great if there was a way to disable that or to select a default audio source.
  12. BBSparks

    BBSparks Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three


    I'm using one of those USB drives - only sticks out of the USB socket about 3/16". It's a 16gb drive - 500 songs and only about 25% full. I recommend it!
  13. XRinger

    XRinger Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Woburn, MA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    It's almost too small. Removing it from my PC wasn't easy. Had a hard time getting a grip on it.
    I think 8 mb was over-kill for us, since we only own about 15 CDs.
    I used the Rip function in Windows 7 to load a dozen CDs
    less than 900 mb into the
    Cruzer® Fit.
    I put each CD in it's own folder, to make it easier to find the songs that I like.
    Works fine and the Random mode is cool. I can just skip to the next song using a steering wheel button..
    For a standard radio, this is pretty modern compared to the standard 2009 radio in my Escape.

    It's so small, I can almost close the little cover over the usb nub-stick.. :D

  14. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,401
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V


    I'm using one. Removing the software from the drive is a bugger. Whether or not you leave the software installed you'll need to reformat the drive.
  15. ramaboo

    ramaboo New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    III
    There is a program called gparted which is great for managing USB Drives. It can wipe all the crap that comes with them off and format them to FAT32 in one go. Its the first thing I do when I get a new USB drive. No need for all the crap companies ship them with now. It causes nothing but problems.
  16. rjdriver

    rjdriver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    I just bought a SanDisk Cruzer® Fit, and boy is it tiny. The whole thing is just the size of the socket of a normal thumb drive. Not sure where they hid the 16 GB. It's all socket with a little plastic piece on the end so you can grip it. You can't see it at all after plugging in to the USB port on the C.

    And it worked out of the box on my XP system. No formatting needed. And as for the extra software that comes on the drive, none of it was installed. I just ignored it. Put all my MP3s inside a folder called MUSIC, and it played like a charm. Took a little longer to sync than my old PNY drive. But it's bigger so that's to be expected.
  17. ny_rob

    ny_rob Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,827
    Likes Received:
    662
    Location:
    L.I.- NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2014 Chevy Volt
  18. Angel Natal

    Angel Natal Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    I
    Sandisk Cruzer 16gb arrived from China... here are the pics

    USB04.jpg USB02.jpg

    Attached Files:

  19. Perry in Ohio

    Perry in Ohio New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Euclid, Ohio
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    I've got a PNY 8 GB Micro Sleek drive that does not work. Works fine in laptop, but not in the C. I reformatted twice (FAT32). It may see one song and try to play it...I hear a few notes, then nothing. Can not see folders or anything. I have 2 other thumb drives that work fine...just not this one.
  20. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,401
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Did you do a quick format? Are all your files mp3? Not every audio format is supported in the car.
Similar Threads: Music stick
Forum Title Date
Toyota Prius Plug-in Car radio always starts with USB stick music, any way to change it to Radio? Aug 6, 2014
Gen III 2010+ Prius Audio and Electronics USB Stick/Music Apr 26, 2013
Gen III 2010+ Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubles Bluetooth Music Audio Suddenly Stopped Sep 6, 2014
Gen III 2010+ Prius Audio and Electronics T-Mobile Free Music Data Jun 23, 2014
Gen III 2010+ Prius Audio and Electronics can i use an external hard drive for music in my prius 3? Jun 15, 2014