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      12-17-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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USB Flash drive set up.

I've heard it through the grapevine that I'm getting a flash drive for X-Mas. My question is, how do you "format" or set up the drive for use in the BMW? I use a Mac. Do I just make folders on the drive in the finder and copy the MP3's onto it via drag and drop?

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      12-18-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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return the flash drive and get an ipod nano instead...
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      12-18-2010, 06:51 PM   #3
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You probably do not need to format. It will come formatted with either FAT or FAT32. Just drag and drop mp3 files to the drive. I wouldn't make more than one level deep folders or else you'll have to drill down through all the folders which is a pain.
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      12-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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Thanks guys... I already have an iPod, problem is I can't keep the iPod connected and the Satellite Radio plugged in at the same time (iPod uses that stupid Y-Cable) Its very dangerous to switch between the 2 while driving, so I don't. I figured the music on a flash drive and my satellite should be able to be plugged in at the same time.
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      12-27-2010, 10:34 AM   #5
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I dropped the MP3's onto the drive by Artist/Album/Song. and it functions just like the iPod. I couldn't be happier with this set up!
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      12-29-2010, 05:16 PM   #6
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you can just drag and drop music in to a fold or folders on the drive..mp3 will work as well
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      12-29-2010, 05:28 PM   #7
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I use a flash drive as well...compact and convenient. I'm also a Mac user. Just drag the songs out of iTunes and drop into the flashdrive. Done.
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