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After plugging an external hard drive into the USB port behind the screen, can you upload MP3 audio files directly into the car or do you have to leave the external HD plugged in? If so, how? I have about 50GB of music that I put on a 1T hard drive that fits in there with room to spare and it was only about $100 so no biggie but I could use it for something else. Either way, the car is effing amazing. I came out of a 2011 GS and I am very impressed with this this Z51 3LT w/ auto.
 

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I have an Ipod touch that has been in my Camaro for 3.5 years, with the exception of upgrages and new music it has been in the console the entire time and Ive had no problems with it shutting down or crashing.
 

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Try it in your Corvette, in either storage area, with access closed.

One of these days I'll put a digital thermometer in to check the temps...based on the feel of my phone, I'd guess it was at 125F or higher.
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It has stayed in the center console and Im on the gulf coast so i really dont expect much to change, but if it does Ill post it and like Glen said they hold up to heat better than the phone. Todays temp was 96 with 95% humidity.........gotta love the south.......lol
 

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it's a Bose system, no memory, no audio quality, just fluff and blubber. I wish they would have had an option not to have an audio system at all, then we could have installed something of quality.
 

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I have a iPod touch and it will over heat every time if I leave it in the car. Dash or center console.
I am in florida and have had a ipod classic in my car since 2009, it never moves, it has never overheated.
 

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I have an iPod shuffel and can't seem to get it to connect. It isn't recognized by my infotainment system. Too Old? any thoughts? Tx.

PS: It is about 6 years old and works fine otherwise. Use it at the gym every workout.
 

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I have a iPod touch and it will over heat every time if I leave it in the car. Dash or center console.
I copied all my music to a tiny thumb drive instead of leaving the ipod in the car. Works well, shows all menus, artists albums etc. Responds much faster than the ipod did.
 

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I have an iPod shuffel and can't seem to get it to connect. It isn't recognized by my infotainment system. Too Old? any thoughts? Tx.

PS: It is about 6 years old and works fine otherwise. Use it at the gym every workout.
see if there is a software update and use a new genuine apple USB cord, not a aftermarket....
 

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I find one reason I'll always use an iPod: on the go playlists......

so I get in the car to do a 200 mile run to north fla, and I want to listen to 6 or 7 artists that I have multi albums of. I just grab the iPod and create an "on the go playlist" and hit shuffle, and I'm off.

I can't do that with any type of other media, WHILE I'M IN THE CAR......

I keep a 8 GB loaded SD card in the slot for emergencies, such as if the ipod should fail....
 

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Wow! Just when I thought I might have figured everything out I discover more options here. Glen, so your preferred choice is using your iPod Nano plugged into the USB port behind the drop down screen... That's what I was planning on doing per your recommendation from a previous thread. I was thrilled with the alternative seeing as how I have all my music files downloaded from iTunes on it. But Mobius, the same thing can be accomplished by downloading all my music on a thumb drive without worrying about the iPod overheating in the drop down compartment? I'm obviously not as up on the high tech stuff as you guys, but more advanced than my 91-yeal old Mom who couldn't figure out how to use her cell phone. LOL But I went out and bought an 8GB thumb drive at Best Buy and I have yet to figure out how to download all my music in iTunes to the thumb drive. After researching the process through iTunes, I have yet to locate any instruction on how to accomplish it. Any advice? Please PM me if necessary. Thanks. Tom
 

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Wow! Just when I thought I might have figured everything out I discover more options here. Glen, so your preferred choice is using your iPod Nano plugged into the USB port behind the drop down screen... That's what I was planning on doing per your recommendation from a previous thread. I was thrilled with the alternative seeing as how I have all my music files downloaded from iTunes on it. But Mobius, the same thing can be accomplished by downloading all my music on a thumb drive without worrying about the iPod overheating in the drop down compartment? I'm obviously not as up on the high tech stuff as you guys, but more advanced than my 91-yeal old Mom who couldn't figure out how to use her cell phone. LOL But I went out and bought an 8GB thumb drive at Best Buy and I have yet to figure out how to download all my music in iTunes to the thumb drive. After researching the process through iTunes, I have yet to locate any instruction on how to accomplish it. Any advice? Please PM me if necessary. Thanks. Tom
Plug your iPod into a laptop or computer using the cable normally provided, you should be able to see the drive on it once your plugged into it. If it is a hidden file then you have to do a little bit more work. If you Google "copying music from iPod" you can find detailed instructions. In the end simply use a copy command to place that music on the thumb drive which when inserted into the USB port on your computer will take on a letter name like E:. You are copying from the iPod storage drive and then pasting on the E: drive or whatever letter your computer assigns to the thumb drive. Copy and paste command instructions can be Googled if you need more explanation as well.

Now a days you can buy a 64 GB thumb drive for $30, unless you have a death wish for your iPhone or iPod why would you put that in a very hot cars storage compartment. Nano's typically have about 16GB of storage. There are also 128 GB thumb drive in the $50-60 range but that is an awful lot of storage if your just putting music on it. I have a 64gb and keep most all of my music collection on it and rotate about 5 gb's in and out of fresh music I rip from my favourite internet stations. They have few or no commercials and there are so many that you can find some to suit any taste in music. You need some software and a little more knowledge to accomplish that though.
 

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Wow! Just when I thought I might have figured everything out I discover more options here. Glen, so your preferred choice is using your iPod Nano plugged into the USB port behind the drop down screen... That's what I was planning on doing per your recommendation from a previous thread. I was thrilled with the alternative seeing as how I have all my music files downloaded from iTunes on it. But Mobius, the same thing can be accomplished by downloading all my music on a thumb drive without worrying about the iPod overheating in the drop down compartment? I'm obviously not as up on the high tech stuff as you guys, but more advanced than my 91-yeal old Mom who couldn't figure out how to use her cell phone. LOL But I went out and bought an 8GB thumb drive at Best Buy and I have yet to figure out how to download all my music in iTunes to the thumb drive. After researching the process through iTunes, I have yet to locate any instruction on how to accomplish it. Any advice? Please PM me if necessary. Thanks. Tom
And why are you doing this? if you own an iPod, a sd car offers no advantages, unless you have an overheat problem-which I have never had- try the iPod and see, then there is plenty of time to learn the sd card use....

Forums can pull you in too many directions, if you read and react to everything.....it's natural.....
 

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I read that the car had a SD card reader but DUH, Sometimes I read and it just don't register! I have a SD card in 2 other devices but I guess I had a senior moment... LOL The external hard drive Ive got behind the screen works good for now until I get another SD card which is 500 times smaller! Thank You.
 

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I have an iPod shuffel and can't seem to get it to connect. It isn't recognized by my infotainment system. Too Old? any thoughts? Tx.

PS: It is about 6 years old and works fine otherwise. Use it at the gym every workout.
There is a list of supported Apple devices in the infotainment manual. Somewhere around page 23. Says 1st to 7th generation IPod nano & touch, but no shuffle.
 

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Thank you C7DriverOnt, I've always been intrigued with the thought of being able to store so much on such a small device like a thumb drive or SD Card. And how simple it is as far as plug and play. Being a techno "Tweener" in the middle baby boomer generation many of those much younger than me (Kids and Grandkids) are techno whiz kids, but then in comparison to my parents who's minds blew over cell phones, might think of me as current.... Glen, thank you very much for the feedback on the iPod, which is where I'm at right now and I haven't even delved into the possibilities of the SD Card approach yet. I guess it's just a matter of trying to step outside my own box or comfort level and grow a bit technologically. You guys must think I'm an "Old Dinosaur" which BTW I have to admit I've been affectionately referred to by those much younger than myself.... LOL We never cease to learn something everyday.
 

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Thank you C7DriverOnt, I've always been intrigued with the thought of being able to store so much on such a small device like a thumb drive or SD Card. And how simple it is as far as plug and play. Being a techno "Tweener" in the middle baby boomer generation many of those much younger than me (Kids and Grandkids) are techno whiz kids, but then in comparison to my parents who's minds blew over cell phones, might think of me as current.... Glen, thank you very much for the feedback on the iPod, which is where I'm at right now and I haven't even delved into the possibilities of the SD Card approach yet. I guess it's just a matter of trying to step outside my own box or comfort level and grow a bit technologically. You guys must think I'm an "Old Dinosaur" which BTW I have to admit I've been affectionately referred to by those much younger than myself.... LOL We never cease to learn something everyday.
Your welcome ! Although I am a baby boomer , now retired I worked in IT and telecom supporting the auto industry, kinda grew up with technology. My first computer course was 1974, my last just before I retired. It still amazes me how far we have come with technology and I was immersed in it. I can remember buying a few mini-computers for some office installations in the late 80's that had an amazing 20mb's of storage on their hard drives, now we can buy 128gb's on a thumb drive. That thumb drive has more than 6000 times the storage capacity of those computers, they were $100k a piece for those machines, a thumb drive with 128gb can be bought for $50.
 

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I got a Scan Disc Extreme Plus 32GB SD Card and loaded all of it on there. It works like a charm.
 

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If your only using a card for music the speed doesn't matter that much. SD cards were made for video and the slowest ever made will read/write at 2mb's per second, with music typically you wouldn't need speeds higher than 300kb's per second for CD music , slower for MP3 which is typically 128kb's, a fraction of the capability of the SD card even the oldest cards. Where it might slow you down is when you copy from a device to your SD card, might take a bit longer on the old Class 2 cards. The San Disc Extreme cards write at about 60mb's second and read at 80mb's second, helps you when you are copying to them a bit but is actually way faster than most computers can write to them anyways. I wouldn't spend too much money on a card, buy 'em when the are on sale, USB works every bit as well. It's more about how much music you want to store, how much capacity you need, not how fast they are.
 
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