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What kind if external media storage inputs are available with the upgraded Sony system? I see USB ports. Can these be used for connecting a USB drive, or are they only for charging?

Alternatively, is there an SD card slot or something similar?

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Haven't heard of it having charging capabilities, for that its typically better to connect right to a power source like a 12v outlet. Even if you could charge from the USB it wont help much.
 

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playing music from a usb flash drive, it resumes from where ever you left off. Playing music from the sd card, it started from the first file everytime.
 

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I've had trouble with my Sport from the start with using a flash drive as input to the music player. I'm going to take it to the dealer in the next two weeks. Sometimes it won't allow changing to the next song. Sometimes when starting the car, the player will go back three or four songs and sometimes it won't play to the end of a song and go to the next song.
 

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There is No SD card slot in the Fusion Sport or any 17 Fusion that I'm aware of.
Usb ports can be used to charge phone tablet etc. Charges my phone very fast and are found in a more convenient location than the 12v outlet. At the speed my phone charges connected to the USB they must be set up for this with a higher amperage than just a typical media only setup.
I have found some USB drives will work for playing music, others won't. I don't know why or know how to tell without trying unfortunately. I first tried an older SanDisk usb drive that worked in my 2011 Malibu and it didn't work. Bought a SanDisk ultra fit(physically tiny) and it works fine, no problems unlike cockerdogs experienced.
Sync also recognizes my phone is connected via USB for use as a media drive, Android auto(haven't tried yet), etc.
 

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I use an 8GB flash drive. I use MediaMonkey to create a play list of about 100 songs. Then I send the playlist (with songs) to the flash drive. It also copies the mp3 tags and album art for each song. Plug the drive into either USB port and let it index. Select USB as the source and browse to the playlist. The system will remember the last playlist and song and play in order. Even if you switch between sources. I think the trick is to always use playlists to order/play your music. I think there is a limit to 255 songs in the root unless you use folders. Then you can fit 1000s of songs but you still need to use smaller playlists.
-Lee
PS Attached is a photo playing the USB flash drive with 68 songs in the FUSION 01 playlist and album art.
 

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Other then a little slow to index I have not had any problems. I currently have a 190GB SSD drive in an external enclosure with about 40GB songs(maybe 4k songs). It works just fine. I have play lists that are near 1k songs that work without issues. I also had an older 160G HDD which worked about the same. I only switched to the SSD because the HDD was starting to have issues in the cold. My playlists are exported from itunes and massaged for the file locations from root. The directory is basic with music/artist/album/song.
 

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Sweet to know a SSD woks, i myself been using a Kingston 64gb thumb drive , plays everything and shows cover art if its the directory.

Question: With the car shut off and the drive still connected to the usb port , should i have to worry about it being on or draining the battery?
 

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Sweet to know a SSD woks, i myself been using a Kingston 64gb thumb drive , plays everything and shows cover art if its the directory.

Question: With the car shut off and the drive still connected to the usb port , should i have to worry about it being on or draining the battery?
I have not had any issues with power. I know some people have but I suspect it doesn't have anything to do with stuff plugged in and more to do with bad batteries or some kind of other system draw. My car has sat upwards of a month with no issues. I "usually" only drive it on the weekends and roadtrips.
 
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