Do you have any other USB drives you could test to see if it's the player or the USB drive?
[SOLVED] Usb stick keeps suffering drop outs when playing a track
I'm really frustrated by this problem and it seems a little different to some of the things already posted. I've read through this thread:
I've done the double format but for some reason when I play a track it will play fine for about 10 seconds and then freeze for a second then carry on playing for about another 7 seconds and freeze again. This process continues throughout the whole track.
The USB drive is a kingston datatraveller R500 32gb:
I've updated the cdj400 to the latest firmware which is 1.33.
Does anyone have any ideas as I just don't know what is causing the mini freezes. The best way to describe it is like it is having trouble buffering.
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Yes I've tested a cheapo 1gb drive which my mate gave me when he worked for medichem. Works perfect with no dropouts. Have always used it in conjunction with a 4gb duracell one. Never had any problems at all. I'm completely baffled as to why this is happening. Also didn't mention before but the file system on the kingston is fat32.
If it helps I can upload a small video of the problem so you can see it in action.
FAT32 is required for the player so that's okay.
It's entirely possible that the chipset in that particular drive is simply incompatible with the CDJ400, as demonstrated by the fact other drives work without issue. Sorry!
oh bugger. The only reason why I got it is becauase I use some cdj900's at one of my residency's. Was just testing it on my 400. Is there anyway I can tell if a chip is compatable before I buy? Do you know if the kingston drive will be compatible with the 900's?
Sorry, most manufacturers don't disclose what control chips they use in their flash drives even in their technical documents (most of them you'd have to tear apart to find out) and even then, we're not entirely sure which will be compatible / incompatible with the players. Any device that adheres to USB standards _should _work, but as you've found out, not all do. With most devices, if there's something that the engineers can investigate to figure out why there's an incompatibility, there's a possibility there could be a fix, but to be honest, as the CDJ400 is a legacy product, I don't see any fixes coming for a potentially isolated issue.
okay no worries. I've give it a test in the 900's on Monday and feedback if it works so someone can fine it useful. thanks for your help and quick responses.
Just thought I'd give you an update on this. Tested the kingston drive on the CDJ 900's tonight. Works a treat no problems at all so to confirm they should be cool on newer pioneer models.
For anyone who is still using the older cdj 400's I ordered a duracell USB 32gb. Came today and dropped some tunes straight on the stick with no formatting. Plugged into the cdj 400 and it played absolutely fine with no probs. Thought I'd would try it as my duracell 4gb worked no problem before. Here is a link to where I got mine from.
Hope someone finds this helpful.