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Originally Posted by Miss Mercedes View Post
This leaves you with old iPods and USB flash drives formatted to FAT32. What are you using to format the drive? Mac or Windows?
I'm using windows. The standard utility you use when formating drives from "My PC". I can try other programs if you think this might be an issue.

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Also make sure that these are mp3 files and that there arenít any weird folders that do not belong.
I've tried placing all MP3 files directly in the USB drive with no different result.

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I also think the port in the car is a USB 2.0. Iím not sure what impact that has if your drive is 3.0. Technically you should be okay, but the headunit is kinda dumb, so Iím not sure.
Most USB 3.0 are compatible with 2.0. However, the ones I've tried are 2.0, so this shouldn't be a problem. I'm gonna try a 3.0, too. Also, I'll try to recue a 1.0 drive if I find one (just to rule things out).

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Just use your old iPod for your music.
Can't use it. It only has 2GB, which is not a lot.

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New after market sound systems for the smart car.
I thought about it. But I do like the physical buttons in the radio, and we already have a nice Parrot (no bluetooth streaming, though) for calls. A music USB is the way to go for me.
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Whatís strange about this. USB 3.0 was introduced in 2008. You able to use 3.0 cables/drives, in a 2.0 slot. Only with a 2.0 a transfere.
What year smart car is this? I just believe the USB drive, isnít formatted correctly. Have you tried transferring iTunes music to the drive?
I have lots of friends, that use drives in all their cars. Aftermarket radio.
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Thank you all for your advice!

I've solved the issue. Now it works flawlessly. Here's what I did.
I just used another program to format the drives. I don't know why, but I guess my Windows wasn't formating the drives as it should. I used this program fat32format ( (also, you need it if you want to format drives bigger than 32GB, because Windows doesn't allow yo to do it with its tool). It seems that this was the only thing that wasn't working properly. Formated with this tool and both the drives I tried before (2GB and 64GB; 2.0) that didn't work, they work fine.
Furthermore, the radio doesn't let you play by artist, album or so, but it lets you play (and shuffle) songs within a folder and it lets you browse folders inside the USB drive. So you can (and should) place files in folders to sort them.
It's a pretty simple radio, with simple functions and options. But it works great if you don't want anything super fancy.
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