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strocky
2010-12-08, 06:44
For use with newly purchased Touch

Is there any particular brand that works the best with the touch?

The Wiki is ambiguous to say the least

carib
2010-12-08, 06:56
All I can say is that I once tested a generic 8GB thumb drive and it didn't work well at all. I guess you have stick with a name brand and try it out first.

toby10
2010-12-08, 07:28
It is very hit & miss with USB compatibility. Best to just try it and see.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=81642

iPhone
2010-12-08, 09:47
Stick with the major name brands and/or ones certified to the actual USB Standards Specification. Yes these are the more expensive ones but one most always gets what one pays for and will probably have less problems/issues in the long run with name brand USB Sticks.

I have had good luck with SanDisk Cruzer, Kingston Data Traveler, and the MicroCenter store brand Sticks.

As a side note, be very careful about buying USB Sticks off of EBAY. Many are off brands labeled as major brands and other are even completely counterfeit. One of my better half's employees bought a 128GB Kingston stick off of EBAY. It said it was a 128GB stick when you plugged it into a laptop but there was only 4GBs of actual memory. I opened it up after EBAY voided the sale and said he didn't have to return it. It had a cheap 4GB chip made in China inside it. The outside was a very good copy of an actual Data Traveler.

strocky
2010-12-08, 12:35
Cheers lads

urardo
2010-12-09, 04:02
Hi Strocky -

I found that the Lexar Echo ZE (v. tiny - PCWorld had them on half price special a while ago) worked well for me. When I don't want to fire up the server, I have 20GB of mp3s on it.

I've had no problems, but in the nature of things I wouldn't want to guarantee it problem-free.

strocky
2010-12-09, 13:50
Hi Strocky -

I found that the Lexar Echo ZE (v. tiny - PCWorld had them on half price special a while ago) worked well for me. When I don't want to fire up the server, I have 20GB of mp3s on it.

I've had no problems, but in the nature of things I wouldn't want to guarantee it problem-free.

Ta

JohnSwenson
2010-12-10, 14:58
Also avoid sticks with special security features such as password protection, "hidden areas" etc. These are all designed to work with windows, the Touch does not run Windows so it will not work properly with such sticks.

John S.

streamer
2012-04-26, 04:50
Hi Strocky -

I found that the Lexar Echo ZE (v. tiny - PCWorld had them on half price special a while ago) worked well for me. When I don't want to fire up the server, I have 20GB of mp3s on it.

I've had no problems, but in the nature of things I wouldn't want to guarantee it problem-free.


I've ripped my CD collection to FLAC and have been running two Squeezebox Touches from my NAS with no problems and I've become a big fan of the system. However I'm going to work abroad for 6 months and want take my music collection with me so I plan to take a usb stick and one of my SBTs. I will need two 32gb sticks altogether. Having done some searches on the internet there seem to be a number of problems with using usb sticks with the Touch, which is a pity as I think this would be a brilliant solution for me. I tried using an old 1gb Cruzer Enterprise which I've had lying about to see what would happen but this did not work. I've also seen this list http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Touch_-_USB_Compatibility although it seems a little out of date.

I understand that it may simply be down to trial and error but I would really be interested in anyone's personal experiences of a 32gb USB stick with the SBT before I order one. By the way I've noticed that the (general) reviews of the Lexar Echo on Amazon are not good.

Any advice would be appreciated.

thanks

urardo
2012-04-27, 05:00
As before, all I can say is that the Echo ZE 32GB still works for me... I got it at a cheap price two years ago, and now there are plenty of cheaper sticks that you could always find another use for if they didn't work with the Touch. The appeal of the ZE (not SE, ME, or ZX...) was in its small size, although it does have an annoying blue blink.

A note: First thing I did was get rid of all the auto-run and manufacturer-installed software. It's so long ago and has needed so little maintenance that I can't remember what else I did before plugging it in to the Touch.

streamer
2012-04-27, 06:32
As before, all I can say is that the Echo ZE 32GB still works for me... I got it at a cheap price two years ago, and now there are plenty of cheaper sticks that you could always find another use for if they didn't work with the Touch. The appeal of the ZE (not SE, ME, or ZX...) was in its small size, although it does have an annoying blue blink.

A note: First thing I did was get rid of all the auto-run and manufacturer-installed software. It's so long ago and has needed so little maintenance that I can't remember what else I did before plugging it in to the Touch.


Urardo
thanks very much for taking the trouble to reply. I've had another look at the feedback on Amazon, the poor feedback actually refers to another variety of the Echo (the ZX) not the ZE which you have. As you say it might be worth a punt on a cheaper stick to start with then if that doesn't work to go with the ZE as it definitely does work but it's good to know that your solution has worked for so long.