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USB hard drive recommendations for Pioneer DEH-P500UB

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USB hard drive recommendations for Pioneer DEH-P500UB

  • Hello everyone!

    I recently purchased a Pioneer DEH-P500UB head unit. The USB port on this device has a 500 mA current limitation, not providing enough power for many bus powered USB hard drives out there.

    Do you guys know about any 80 GB USB hard drives that are known to work with this unit? 4 or 8 GB flash drives just don't cut it as my plan is to carry my entire music collection in a small hard drive that can be stashed in the glovebox.

    Thanks! 

  • You may want to look into getting a 12v to usb power adapter which would allow you to power a bigger hard drive. A fair amount of portable hard drives come with a split usb cable so you can use one plug for power and one for data transfer.
  • That's in fact something I have considered. I want to keep it as a last resort though. The less wires running into the glovebox the better. Thanks for the input, though.

    If anyone knows of a hard drive that works please let me know!

    Thanks!

    Pablo.