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Hi,

Can anyone confirm the correct disk format (NTFS,FAT etc) for a USB device to work with the Mini Connected XL ?

Will be formatted on a MAC computer.


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FAT32 is probably preferred, but if NTFS works...
 

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Well i've tried this 64gb device with Fat32, Mac & NTFS formats and it says Not Compatible each time.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 130MB/s Flash Drive Stick


Just tried an old 16gb one without worrying about formatting and it's worked fine.

Anything that appears to be incompatible for the SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 130MB/s Flash Drive Stick compared to bog standard USB ?
 

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Not sure but this is the one I have and it works great.

And I didn't format it either.

[ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-32GB-DataTraveler-DTMCK/dp/B009CMN3V0/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1459623724&sr=8-12&keywords=micro+memory+stick+32gb[/ame]
 

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It could be to do with the size of the USB. There are phones that don't recognise memory cards over 32gb and the Mini could be the same.
I'm using a 64gb drive without problem and I've heard of some people able to get 200GB+ external drives working as well without issue. Drive size shouldn't be an issue.
 

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The size of the drive was my thought as well but Siriuszero proved that theory wrong.

Have also heard of some makes of USB drives are not easily read by certain devices, this could be one of them. Try reformating the usb otherwise it simply wont work on the mini unit.
 

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Well it turns out it was to do with the drive formatting from my Mac OSX.

I used a windows laptop and did full format to NTFS and it's worked so either I got the setting wrong with the mac or it's not compatible. I think had I not formatted at all it would have been OK the first time around.

64GB working
 

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Some ScanDisk flash drives come with security software.....you must uninstall the security software before copying songs to the stick....ask me how I know! :eek:

Next time, I'll just buy a simple "clean" flash drive!
 

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I've had usb sticks off eBay before, SanDisk branded but simply didn't work. Take care to get genuine stock.
 

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fingers crossed its arrived today and i am slowly copying all 4326 songs onto it... its going to be a while
 
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