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Is there a Max USB Size?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Ojas Ray, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Ojas Ray

    Ojas Ray Member

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    Hello,

    So, I know I wont be using too much of the slacker or Tune in - as they dont have too much of Indian Music on it -- i wish they would have Spotify..lets hope and see...so much of music will be from my USB.

    Is there a max USB limit? like 32gb? or 128gb? --- Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. msnow

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    Not sure but I have 256G and it works very well. I have over 7000 tracks filling up about 240G and it loads very fast. Others have issues but probably not related to the size of the media. As long as you can format the USB drive using FAT32 you're good.
     
  3. Ojas Ray

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    Awesome - Good to know... will get a good 3.0 usb...
     
  4. RichardL

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    Read the thread in the Model S UI section about USB issues - the way you structure directories and files on the USB can make a big difference in how long it takes to load etc.

    I have a 256GB and I have successfully (with V7) used a 1TB drive a couple of times in the past
     
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    Would anyone like me to plug in a 4TB usb drive for fun?
     
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  6. msnow

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    Yes and load it up!
     
  7. msnow

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    3.0 may help writing it to the drive but the car is 2.0. My best one is a 256G PNY Elite.
     
  8. supratachophobia

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    256GB Samsung EVO840 SSD. Works great most of the time.
     
  9. Ojas Ray

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    I dont want to hook up a SSD to it - bc I am thinking it would require more power.... i know a USB would have like ZERO affect on my range and power of the car....not sure about a full blow 1 TB or even a 4tb SSD.
     
  10. supratachophobia

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    400mah for SSD with enclosure. Ports can handle 500mah. USB stick will be a couple hundred.
     
  11. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    The only issue I have with the big drives is the time it takes to load.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that FAT32 formatted partitions can only support up to 2TB max size. Just FYI.
     
  13. supratachophobia

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    Correct, with a max single file size of 2GB
     
  14. Ojas Ray

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    does someone know where i can find the thread on how to structure my music on a flash drive?
     
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    If you scroll around in this thread I think you will see that the people with the better load times have - top level (e.g. "Music")/artist/album. Three or four levels seems to load faster than complex multi level folder structures but YMMV.
     
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    Putting a hat on would have more effect on range. The most the USB port can supply is 2.5 watts, so it would take a hundred hours at full power to remove one mile of city range.
     
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