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post #1 of 6 Old 06-21-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Adding Hard Drive Space - Uconnect 730N

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Just got a 2013 Rubicon. Has anyone been able to hook up an external hard drive or upgrade the existing HD in the Uconnect 730N system? I'd like to get all my music on the internal HD, but I've got over 160GB of music.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-28-2015, 03:00 PM
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Hi I have this same problem, were you able to upgrade your hard drive space ?
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-30-2015, 10:46 PM
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I have a similar situation and use a Passport (Western Digital external drive - USB) for all of my music files. There are a couple of items that may help: the Passport must be formatted as a FAT drive. Most come formatted as NTFS. Also, the system in my GC natively plays .WMA files, so if you have them stored as .mp3 it has to convert them to play. You can convert your mp3 files to wma using any number of programs, including MS Media Player which comes free with some versions of Windows.


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The HDD is an IDE and can be replaced with a larger one. Looks pretty simple to replace and now they offer ssd. 128Gb for $110 on ebay.
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Instructions to pull the HDD.
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I bought a replacement HDD from MyGig and installed it into my 430N RHB. It is a 128 GB SSD and after formatting by MyGig with the UConnect software there was 96GB for music. The rest of the size of the drive was taken up by proportional formatting to keep the drive usable. It takes a LONG time to transfer files from a USB drive through the IDE interface. This is not an indictment of MyGig, but of the IDE interface used by Chrysler/Jeep on these HDD's. Why don't they use SATA? IDE is ancient by today's standards. Plan on 4GB/hr transfer speed so if you have 60 GB that's 15 hours!!
After transferring all your files to the HDD then you have to deal with the clunky interface in seeing 5 artists at a time on the GUI; so you can imagine how long it will take to get to Zucchero or ZZ Top if you have 800 artists to go through. Again, this has nothing to do with MyGig, but the GUI designed by the radio software engineers. This is not a unique problem to Chrysler but everyone who deals with GUI design in dealing with large amounts of media files. One good solution I've seen is an index of A-C, D-F, G-I, etc. instead of dealing with every artist or song individually.
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