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      09-15-2012, 10:24 AM   #23
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I'm utterly bemused by all this...

8GB microSD card, formatted FAT32 using Windows7 and playing via USB adaptor - works fine

16GB microSD card, formatted FAT32 using Windows7 and playing via USB adaptor - works fine

32GB USB stick, formatted FAT32 using Windows7 - doesn't work

64GB USB stick, formatted NTFS using Windows7 - doesn't work

64GB USB stick, formatted FAT32 using the wife's Windows Vista laptop - works fine...


So, the issue seems to be with the formatting of the stick using my own Windows7-equipped laptop, regardless of using FAT32 or NTFS formatting. I just don't understand it TBH...
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      09-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #24
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Keep at it. For the good of the forum

I really don't know what to say. Mine (32GB) just worked after formatting to NTFS.
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      09-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #25
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Did you untick the 'quick format' check box on your pc?

This will make sure it does a lengthy full format.
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Me? No.
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      09-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #27
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Some problems can be fixed by upgrading you software at the link below (I think you must have the style iDrive to perform the upgarde?)

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
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Keep at it. For the good of the forum

I really don't know what to say. Mine (32GB) just worked after formatting to NTFS.
Yeah I'll keep going

But at least I have something working now: as mentioned above I've got a 64GB version of the same USB stick as you, formatted to FAT32 using the wife's Vista-equipped laptop, and it plays fine in the car. Only problem is it's the wife's USB stick so I'll need to do her a trade...

The ONLY thing I can think of is the USB stick I have working was brand new and I've used it "as is", i.e. as it came formatted from the factory. I usually automatically format any drive I buy before using, but the wife suggested I try new new/unused/unformatted drive and it worked.

What have the rest of you done: formatted the USB drive before use, or just use it as it comes?


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Did you untick the 'quick format' check box on your pc?

This will make sure it does a lengthy full format.
I've tried both quick and "full" formats - didn't make a difference for me.

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Some problems can be fixed by upgrading you software at the link below (I think you must have the style iDrive to perform the upgarde?)

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
Thanks for your suggestion - tried it but it says my car software's up to date. Mine's a 2007-build and that link mentions it being for 2010 cars onwards only.
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I just replaced my Samsung S1 Mini 250GB 1.8" HDD by a 256GB Patriot Supersonic Magnum USB Stick. Formatted FAT32 out of the box. Loaded it up with 20,000 MP3's and it works like a dream in my E92 with 6FL, yessss! Being USB3, it's *much* faster to write to than the Samsung was. The 30 second wait before music starts is gone now also.
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