It's likely that the drive is formatted in a method that the CDJ doesn't recognize. Is the drive FAT32, HFS+ (macOS Journaled), exFAT, NTFS...?
CDJ2000 invalid format
Apologies if it is a repeat post, I have gone through the forums unsuccessfully.
I DJ on occasion at a nightclub which has CDJ2000(not nexus) and 3 out of 4 USB's I bring show 'invalid format' once the USB tries to load(I have 4 USB's 2 samsung & 2 sandisk- I do not have an issue on CDJ3000's or RX2/3(As I have these) - I am thinking it is a firmware issue on the CDJ2000 themselves, however as they are not mine I don't think they would appreciate me updating the firmware, I am wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or a workaround to rectify. I have tried reformatting the USB's that have the issue to no luck.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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Sorry, all USB's are formatted FAT32
So did the drive load or was it a problem loading a song?
It attempts to load the USB, then fails to load and say 'invalid format'
Could be the drive is FAT32 with GUID instead of MBR; did you format with a Mac or PC?
Formatted with PC, via MiniTool Partition Wizard, I only have the issue on CDJ2000's - 3000's works fine
Likely an incompatibility with the drive and the player - here's the standard disclaimer:
Pioneer DJ does not guarantee 100% compatibility with any USB drive. Functionality of one drive does not guarantee functionality of another identical make / model drive. Manufacturers are known to change the memory controller chip per availability or cost, and as a result, there is always a chance that a drive may not be compatible with the player host chipset. Recommendations or the results of another user may not be the same for you and your drive.