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Registered: ‎10-17-2014

ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

Hi i own a few usb flash drives all work fine in the cars usb for the radio till now , bought 2 of these drives as there small and also usb 3.0 so quicker to copy music to , both dont work in my ford or my wifes new nissan juke ? ive formated them fat32 etc but no joy in getting them to work properly , and googling the net im not alone , shame sandisk didnt find out this problem ? or did they and didnt care ?

SanDisk Guru
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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

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What do the car radio manuals say about USB requirements?  Size, format, file types, etc.

Ed
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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

Does the Ultra Fit come with SecureAccess on it?  And if so did you put your music files in it's vault?

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

hi it did but ive fully formated it , ive got other sandisk drives that work fine , bought this as its usb 3.0 and small , but if you look at comments on amazon theres others out there that say the same , just wish i read the comments first , but always had faith in sandisk stuff . ive tried fat32 and fatx and even tried different cluster sizes etc but no joy.

 

thanks

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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

"ive fully formated it "

 

Unfortunately at that point it's not a SanDisk problem, it's yours.  What was manufactured, block size, cluster alignment, etc are gone.

 

Next time you want to delete files/folders on a USB drive use Windows Explorer to remove them, and delete them from the Recycle Bin should they end up there.  Or you could simply write your files along side the SanDisk files.  Formating worked with old simple USB drives years ago but this modern stuff needs a more caution approach.  IMO

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

LOL  its sandisks problem , havn't you read my post , it didnt work firstly so ive formated various ways to try and get it too work and it still doesnt work , ive formatted all my other usb sticks countless times so stop trying to lay the blame else where , as i said just look on amazons website and read the feed back , cant believe your answer lol , makes me laugh , my sister owns here own software company and even she laughed her head off at your reply , its like saying to someone with a car omg you used sheel instead of esso petrol . The drive works fine just not in any of my cars and not in anyone else's car all my other usb sticks work fine so i guess it must be because ive formated lol , and yeah ive used a few various different formating programs , im not some dumb blonde

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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

" im not some dumb blonde"

 

So I see. Smiley Happy

 

" it didnt work firstly "

 

Sorry, I didn't read it that way.  When you tried it firstly, did it have SecureAccess on it and did you add your files to it's vault?

 

"stop trying to lay the blame else where "

 

Ok, my bad. 

 

" just look on amazons website and read the feed back ".

 

Well, there's a problem with that, IMO.  1. People only post about things that don't work.  2. The people that post about problems are usually a small percentage of the people that use a product.  And this is true whether we are talking about cars or USB drives. 3. When I buy things I usually go to a store to purchase them rather than buying them online.  Not 100% of the time but certainly the majority of them, and I don't think I have ever bought anything from Amazon.  Thus I don't see the comments you refer to and even if I did I would take points 1. & 2. into account.

 

So, let me know about the SecureAccess thing.  And if that was not the case know that you can return the drive to where you bought it.  I've heard that Amazon is good about returns.

 

It would be interesting to hear from anyone who has one of these drives and has used it in their cars successfully.   

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

yes left the stick as it was and transferred the music over to it and no joy , the problem is the music plays at a weird high speed , stopping and starting , tried various different quality mp3's and bit rates and still no joy, so did a bit of googling and found i wasn't the only 1 so thought id do a bit of trial and error and different formats and used verbatim fat32 format program and hp format program , still no joy , tried different cluster sizes and still no joy , sat in the car with laptop trying different ways etc as really wanted to see if i could find a solution but accepted defeat in the end . ive ordered a aluminum strap for it now and will just use it on my keyring , there cheap as chips so no big deal just a shame. i think the size will appeal to alot of people who want to fit and leave them plugged into there car stereo's

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Registered: ‎11-06-2014

Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

Hi there,

 

Guess what: I'm having the exact same problem with teh exact same USB stick... And I also bought 2 of these for my wife and myself.

 

In my wife's Juke, it won't even recognize the USB stick.

In my JVC autoradio, it plays the mp3 songs with crazy audio skipping and jumping to next song every few seconds: unusable.

 

I've also tried all kinds of formatting options with no luck. Even the standard FAT32 with 64k clusters doesn't help with this Sandisk stick, although it's always worked fine with other USB sticks in my cars.

 

Looks to me it's some strange issue linked to the Sandisk hardware, maybe a power issue.

 

In case I find a solution, I'll let you know. Please do the same if you find out a solution.

 

Thanks,

 

CHGR

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Registered: ‎11-27-2013

Re: ULTRA FIT 32GIG USB DOESNT PLAY IN CAR

Smiley Happy   Hi Chgr,

 

Dear member of SanDisk Community, welcome.

 

Please, check the manual of your device, in the specification section, the compatibility with USB 3.0 UFD, with exFAT, with maximum storage capacity, etc.


For more certainty and for other ideas, also you can send the question to the Support Team: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/ask/

 

Luck, and then you tell us, what happened, please.

 

Regards, Alfred.                                                           (Google translated)