Thanks for pointing this out since these days it's more common to come across higher capacity SD cards, seen some that hold somewhere in the 100GB range since it's just way too easy to fill up a 32 or anything below.
I thought my card reader was broke for awhile until I came across the information after some good digging around and figured I would share it because as you said higher capacity cards are out there and fairly cheap. Between my sd card and my one year of SiriusXM, think I have my music taken care of for awhile.Thanks for pointing this out since these days it's more common to come across higher capacity SD cards, seen some that hold somewhere in the 100GB range since it's just way too easy to fill up a 32 or anything below.
Most Sd cards for PC come fat 32 pre-formatted.how do you format FAT32??
Indeed. It's not a case of what the memory card will support, it's a case of what file system drivers exist on the host computer and what it can therefore support. Uconnect appears to be running on an embedded Linux variant with limited memory space. It would make a lot of sense that they would NOT install NTFS drivers on it if space was an issue. Why? Because NTFS would most likely come into play only on very high-capacity drives/memory cards. More customers/owners are likely to have low-capacity cards and flash drives for their music.With all due respect, fat 32, It's the file system Uconnect recognizes on all external devices. Always has been.
Mike,New Rebel owner. Came from a Wrangler with a Uconnect system with CD player and hard drive. Appears this unit has neither. Planning to get a USB thumb drive and just keep it in the truck. Any tips? Also, I can copy music from ITunes directly to the USB or SD card and the truck will read it? Any advantages over SD card vs. USB drive?
Thanks...still getting used to the new technology!
Lexar is a good brand of SD card and last I checked they had some of the highest transfer rates.Good points. The biggest SD card I have handy outside my cameras is an 8GB unit, not large enough for my needs. You don't need a "fast" one, you're not going to stream video off of it. You can get a 64GB SD for about $25-$35. You can get 64GB USB drives in the $19-$30 range.
The primary advantage of using an SD device is then you still have the open USB port in your truck for other uses.
We've probably all got one of older-style "thumb drives" - sticks which protrude a couple of inches out of the USB port. I personally don't like that in the truck, because I have other things in the console that might bump the stick and damage it, or more likely, the USB port. If you're going to get a USB device, I suggest one of the low-profile drives. They barely stick out of the port when plugged in, and you're less likely to cause unintended damage.
There are lots of brands. A 64GB version runs up to $27. 128GB runs up to $45.