USB Memory Stick Help?

Discussion in 'Prius c Audio and Electronics' started by beerme, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. beerme

    beerme Repeat Offender

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    So how does this "feature" work? I plugged in a 4GB PNY USB memory stick into the jack, but it won't even register on the screen. I have checked that the connector is live- I plugged my cell phone into the jack and it read the microSD card as well as gave my phone a charge. Is there a setting that I forgot to configure?
     
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    Figured it out. The flash drive was formated NTFS. It has to be FAT16 or FAT32.
     
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  3. PeterHaas

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    The default for brand new USB sticks is FAT <something>, the <something> being a function of the capacity of the USB stick.

    Larger sticks will be FAT32.

    Windoze certainly supports FAT <something> for data, but NTFS is its native file system.

    MacOS Extended (Journaled) is the default for MacOS X, but (almost) any device, certainly including USB sticks, may be initialized as FAT <something> under OS X's Disk Utility. Such a device may, therefore, be moved between Windoze and MacOS with no issues.
     
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    FAT32 or ExFAT is the way to go for USB stick compatibility.