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TeslaCam / Music Solid State drive works in one Model 3, but not another

FalconNinetyD

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Dec 20, 2010
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I pulled the Samsung SSD drive from my 2018 Model 3, where it is partitioned into 2 drives, it has music on one partition, and the TeslaCam partion on another. It throws an error on the 2021 Model 3, and the car refuses to see it, where it still works fine on the 2018 Model 3. Also, plugging into my computer. I can see both partitions and all files just fine.

Anyone else run into this?
 

Jejunjm

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Mar 26, 2021
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Tucson az
I pulled the Samsung SSD drive from my 2018 Model 3, where it is partitioned into 2 drives, it has music on one partition, and the TeslaCam partion on another. It throws an error on the 2021 Model 3, and the car refuses to see it, where it still works fine on the 2018 Model 3. Also, plugging into my computer. I can see both partitions and all files just fine.

Anyone else run into this?
2021 using 256 gb micro SD and USB adapter no issues with 2 partitions...
 

Lashlee

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Feb 19, 2021
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Knoxville, TN
Mine worked for a time in my 2021 M3P but recently started giving me the "format drive to use the dash cam" (or something similar). I've got a 1TB with two partitions for music and teslacam. I can only assume it's due to a recent software update.
 

FalconNinetyD

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Dec 20, 2010
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USA
It appears this is the same issue others are having in this thread:

I just tried USB C to USB C in the center console (not using the USB A port in the glovebox), and no error message, but it also only sees the music partition, and does not functin as a drivecam, though it does see the MPEG's saved in the drivecam folder.
 

ZilWin

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May 29, 2021
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North America, Earth
I just purchased a Samsung T7 500GB and have partitioned it for MUSIC and TeslaCam. the music side is formatted for FAT32 and the TeslaCam side is exFAT I originally had the TeslaCam side as FAT32 but the button under the Save on Honk switch kept asking me to format the drive. Now that it is exFAT it seems to like that. I can see both drives as USB and see my music files and play them. I also have a 128GB stick in the glove box that came with the car (2021 M3 LR AWD). The cameras seem to want to record to the glovebox stick. How do I get it to record to the partitioned TeslaCam drive? is that only for Sentry clips? or can I route the Dashcam video to that drive as well? I have created a folder named TeslaCam in the root directory of that partition. Should there be another folder for Senty Clips on that drive? I am still trying to figure out how Tesla does some of what they do so any help from the group is appreciated.
 

sduck

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Nov 6, 2017
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Nashville TN
The OP has a very specific use case problem. People are tending to either not read it or not comprehend it and answering with unrelated questions/observations.
 

Jejunjm

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Mar 26, 2021
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Tucson az
The OP has a very specific use case problem. People are tending to either not read it or not comprehend it and answering with unrelated questions/observations.
What are you saying? We should have two cars to test each variable? Or the fact that (I) dont have an ssd and am using a SD card?
 

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