WD 250GB HDD on a headrest media player

January 17, 2011 at 20:26:14
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, i'm chasing up some information for a customer, and i don't have too much time to browse the forums for answers at the moment so i was wondering if i could get a reply on the following:

He's currently using a usb stick as a storage device for his videos in AVI format to play in his car and hes looking for more space than 16GB. So ive reccomended a portable HDD store his videos on. Im just worried that he may have to reformat his HDD to FAT32, or if he will be able to keep it as an NTFS format. I'm also wondering if the drive can run on the small amounts of amps through the usb drive (500ma). I can't find out too much on the dvd player specs which is why i have a friend chasing it up for me the real question is which hard drive format he will have to use.

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January 17, 2011 at 22:00:37
He will almost certainly have to reformat the drive, though I don't know why he couldn't just test that himself by formatting the flash drive.

Whether the portable hard drive will work depends on its size and power draw. If it needs an external wall wart when connected to a computer, it will almost certainly not run on just the USB port in the car. If it runs without an external supply on a computer, it should work fine.

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