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    Tony W. - Product Support Manager

    Hi Pavel

    Yes, you can pug a USB drive into the back of a NODE 2i and it will index over 200,000 songs stored on that drive.

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    Keith Peterson

    I am curious... I thought I read in the documentation that you can play music from an external drive but they won't be indexed. Are they indexed only temporarily? That was from the docs on a Powernode 2i.  Thanks!

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    Tony W. - Product Support Manager

    Hi Keith

    You can use a USB Drive. This Help Centre Article will answer your questions on how it differs; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/201158077

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    Senorx12562

    My Node 2i will not recognize any usb device I have tried. Any suggestions? 

     

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    Wesley P.

    Hello Senor,

    Please ensure your USB hard drive is formatted in FAT32 or NTFS format with only a single partition. If you can verify this and are still experiencing issues, please contact our support crew at support@bluesound.com to investigate this further for you.

    Regards,
    Wesley P.

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    stephen read

    So the external USB drive cannot be an Apple formatted drive?

    Stephen

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    Juan Carlos Quino

    Nde2i will index you HDD. Did mine with about 20,000 tracks. 

    The only think i dont like, is that if it is into "vacation mode" which for me is like turning it off it has to reindex.

    I do prefer to turn it off because i have an external HDD and i dont know how does it behaves after been ON for days. i think it is gonna  crash someday

    JC

     

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    Ned

    I have an SSD directly connected via USB. Any hdd would be the same. As Tony wrote, it must be FAT32 or NTFS. Mine came preformatted EXFAT which didn't work until I reformatted. I also turn off the node at night to save power and since I'm not sure about long term effects of sdd being plugged in all the time (it is slightly earn even when mode is in standby). So it takes about 2 minutes to re-index about 300 CDs. Wish it didn't need to re-index of course but yes, it works.

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  • Ned

    Plug the SSD into your router's USB port and connect as a Network Share (Settings, Music Library), and Bluesound will think it's a NAS creating a permanent Local Library resolving your reindex issues.

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    Ned

    I'll try that. I'm still a little "new tech" resistant so don't have a snazzy router with USB port - just the rubbish one that came from my provider. But clearly your suggestion is right - and an excuse to get a better router :) thanks Tony.

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  • Most ISP routers now included it... 'free' from an ISP provider is always worth a check. Though your point is well taken about you get what you pay for.

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