I like Alpine, have one in the almera and also in my accord, excellent sound, the alpines replaced the Kenwood which I sold on.
I brought one of these last year and it cost me 200 (from US) in about December time probably a stupid price but they were retailing at about 350-400 last year and they were recon units not brand new had 3 of these in the shop and they sold all 3 within a 3 weeksPaul D GTi said:Im getting this one gona order it on friday Pioneer all the way!!! http://www.almeraownersclub.com/newforums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1069&stc=1
Pure luck really, I knew the HU could supply 500 milli-amps on the USB port but had no idea of the power requirement of the various harddrives available, just went for the one I guessed would have the lowest power requirements. Not had any problems with this one so maybe your mate should check his HU's USB power output and grab one of those drives if it's 500 milli-amp or more. Also a lot of USB harddrives come with a Y-cable that can plug into a second USB port if one is not supplying enough power - you can get USB power adaptors that plug into 12v cigarette lighter sockets. They are supposed to be for charging phones, MP3 players etc but no reason why they couldn't supply the secondary power feed to a harddrive.Darren198712 said:I am surprised that head unit worked with the hard drive my mate had one of them and the head unit USB was not supplying enough voltage to the hard drive