Microsoft Sync - How to configure an external USB hard drive

  • awd_sr
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Hey everyone, this is my first post ;)

Anyway, have you seen the commercials by Ford unveiling Microsoft's Sync feature, where you can hook a media player, usb flash drive, cell phone etc. to the car and command it using voice commands? Well there isnt much posted on configuration requirements, so here is my dilemna.

It works perfectly fine with my 30GB ipod, but I want to use my 250GB SimpleTech external USB drive as my music/mp3 source, but the system never recognizes the device.

Does anyone have any idea how the drive would need to be formatted? Is there a way to format it to make it appear as an mp3 player, such as the ipod or zune? When I check out the ipod it appears formatted as FAT32, however the drive I want to use is NTFS. Since it is a Microsoft system in the car, I would think NTFS would work fine.

Any and all help will be appreciated, thanks and take care.
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http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12760_7-9672096-5.html

Start with that page. Look at the user comments at the bottom.

If that doesn't help, I would call Ford directly.

800-392-3673
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Thanks Don2007. I actually figured it out last night. For some reason, it wouldn't recognize the external drive formatted in NTFS, even though Sync is a Microsoft product. So i reformatted my drive to FAT32 using the "HP USB Disk Formatting Tool".

So now I have 250GB available for my tunes at a price of under $120...
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I'm glad to hear you found the answer.

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