Music storage device - OrtonMark
I recently saw reviewed in one of the broadsheet papers a device which enabled you to store 300 Cd's onto a hard disk which could then be linked to your existing car radio/CD player. In effect, it acted as a CD changer but held hundreds of CD's rather than a handful.

You record the CDs via a USB connection on your computer directly onto the hard disk. The hard disk would then be fitted into car in the same way as a CD changer.

I think the article quoted a cost of £450 but I can't be sure. Did anybody else see it and can they point me in the right direction as to where to get it?

Many thanks,

Mark.
Music storage device - Marcos{P}
Read the post called \" Good old-fashioned cassettes\" it will tell you all you need to know.

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=2&t=14...4
Music storage device - OrtonMark
Thanks Marcos.
Music storage device - DavidHM
Maybe this is unwelcome thread proliferation, but if you're that bothered about it, then I wouldn't go down this route.

Far better to burn CDs to MP3 and have literally hundreds of songs on a single CD. You can get a CD burner for about £40 = try tinyurl.com/i7ti if you don't already have one.

Then you need an in car CD player with MP3 support - try tinyurl.com/i7tl Argos also do a Goodmans unit for about £110 that's worth a look. Then you have a lot of flexibility and a very convenient solution for less than half the cost of a dedicated hard disk in the car.
Music storage device - Welliesorter
Then you need an in car CD player with MP3 support
- try tinyurl.com/i7tl Argos also do a Goodmans unit for
about £110 that's worth a look. Then you have a
lot of flexibility and a very convenient solution for less than
half the cost of a dedicated hard disk in the car.


I have the Sony CDXMP40 and it's excellent. It's played every MP3 I've thrown at it (including some very large files) without a hitch. I paid slighly more for it than the price in David's link. A well known car accessory store charges far more but I seem to remember they include fitting, as does a well known catalogue store.

My only criticisms are the slightly fiddly buttons and the superfluous infra-red remote control. Why would you need one of these in a car? The driver and front passenger are near enough not to need it and I can't think of anything more annoying than allowing rear passengers to control the CD player.
Music storage device - OrtonMark
I've read through the thread and I think it was the ipod but I'm not sure. Did anybody else read the article which I think was in the Sunday Times?
Music storage device - DavidHM
Apple iPod connects via firewire and/or USB2. Without those on your PC - which can be added, even to a laptop as long as it's recent-ish - it's a non starter.

While it's a great Walkman, stylish and easy to use, it's less good in the car because it sits on the dash, is easily forgotten, and of course it presumably connects via good old fashioned cassettes :-)
Music storage device - Welliesorter
There is another means of connecting an iPod to a car player: tinyurl.com/i86f I've no idea whether there's a UK supplier of this gadget (the connection device, not the iPod).

I rejected the idea of a portable MP3 player because I felt it would be too difficult to use safely while driving. The same could be said of a dedicated car player but once you get used to the controls you don't need to take your eyes off the road.
Music storage device - trancer
It sounds as if this is what you are after.

www.justkenwood.co.uk/stock01/khdc710.asp

Mounted in your car and is operated through your Kenwood (or other brands, with optional adapter) head unit.

As a side note, the price shown above in UK pounds is the same price it goes for in US dollars over here ;-). So if you are a bit of a savvy shopper you could save yourself a nice chunk.
Music storage device - OrtonMark
Thanks this looks like what I what was looking for.

Many thanks to all the contributors.

Mark
Music storage device - Welliesorter
There is another means of connecting an iPod to a car
player: tinyurl.com/i86f I've no idea whether there's a UK
supplier of this gadget...


Looks as if this method of connecting isn't going to be an option:

www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/32098.html

Music storage device - Marcos{P}
Thankyou Dave for putting the link in, I presume it was you.
Music storage device - BB
Portable hard drives (digital jukeboxes) are getting more common these days and you can pick one up for around £220. On this you can store around 20GB of MP3 files (this roughly equates to 5000 songs.)

search for advancedmp3players in google and browse the store.

Using the car cassette tape adaptor is the only choice in most cars where no access to the back of the unit is available, but where possible, I would advise looking at the connections on the back of the head unit as there are usually a couple of aux cables (one red, one white) which can be plugged into the digital player. (Cable will cost you around £5)

Music storage device - Dynamic Dave
Yep, twas I Marcos. Thought it was better than you suggesting "the thread just a couple down from this one" As threads can move around depending on when they get posted to.
 

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