Media Interface Cable

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by chrisdean, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. chrisdean

    chrisdean Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    368
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Car:
    W205 C200 AMG Line Premium
    I've got a 2011 C Class with Comand Online and I've only got an ipod cable and I am missing the other two. I am trying to get the unit to read a 500gb hard drive but it doesn't appear when plugged into the basic USB socket although USB sticks play fine from there. Do I need to buy the Media interface/USB cable so I can plug into the other socket, the one that takes the ipod lead or is a 500gb drive beyond its capabilities?

    From what I gather there have been three versions of NTG4.5, the earliest, mine, with no choice of colour scheme just papyrus. Version 2 with a Silver/Red colour scheme option and version 3 with different hardware but better internet connectivity. Is an upgrade from v1 to v2 available?
     
  2. daveenty

    daveenty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,819
    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Location:
    NW UK
    Car:
    W213 E63s, W201 190E 2.5-16
    Is the HDD formatted correctly?

    I know that most stuff I use, like my satellite system, expects a drive (USB Sticks included) to be formatted in FAT32, though not sure how COMAND sees things?

    May be worth a try if it's a blank drive or you can back it up somewhere whilst you do it?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    chrisdean

    chrisdean Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    368
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Car:
    W205 C200 AMG Line Premium
    I'll double check but I'm fairly certain that I tried Fat32. I'm just trying to avoid spending on a cable until I can be sure it's what I need.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.