Specific HDD model that works with CDJ 850
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    Unhappy Specific HDD model that works with CDJ 850

    If any of you guys know a specific HDD model that works with 850 please tell me!! i'm really struggling to find one that it works !! Peace!

  2. #2

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastah Kyler View Post
    Thanks for your answer but those are USB Flash Drives...not HDDs.

  4. #4
    Tech Mentor Redlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    274

    Default

    Hmmm....I've never tried hooking a HDD drive to a DJM. How does the DJM know the difference between it being a flash drive or HDD? Could it be a formatting issue or possible a size limitation of the drive that a DJM can read? Just brainstorming here, I no longer own a DJM mixer.
    Technics 1210 MKII (x2) ~ Pioneer DDJ-RX ~ Allen & Heath Xone 2:02 ~ Traktor Pro 2 ~ Rekordbox DJ ~ Novation Dicer

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlight View Post
    Hmmm....I've never tried hooking a HDD drive to a DJM. How does the DJM know the difference between it being a flash drive or HDD? Could it be a formatting issue or possible a size limitation of the drive that a DJM can read? Just brainstorming here, I no longer own a DJM mixer.
    Hey it's not a DJM it's a CDJ 850 . I have 2x 32GB usb drives and i don't want to use them. I need minimun 500GB of storage for my unit.
    Currently i have a Seagate 1TB expansion Portable 3.0. It's a known problem with the CDJ 850...and it's very simple: some of hard drives work, some don't. expect for that from Pioneer. i'm really disappointed.
    And believe me, I searched for 2 weeks. I even went to a Pioneer Service Club. Together we made all the possible tests to conclude that. (tests with others HDDs and others 850s and other CDJ's models and and and and... ) )

    So, I need a SPECIFIC model that works! It's anyone there that can help me with this information ?
    I posted my question everywhere on the internet (youtube videos, pioneer forum) and I can't believe that I can't find anyone who has used an external hard drive with this CDJ.

  6. #6
    Tech Mentor Redlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    274

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tode View Post
    Hey it's not a DJM it's a CDJ 850 . I have 2x 32GB usb drives and i don't want to use them. I need minimun 500GB of storage for my unit.
    Currently i have a Seagate 1TB expansion Portable 3.0. It's a known problem with the CDJ 850...and it's very simple: some of hard drives work, some don't. expect for that from Pioneer. i'm really disappointed.
    And believe me, I searched for 2 weeks. I even went to a Pioneer Service Club. Together we made all the possible tests to conclude that. (tests with others HDDs and others 850s and other CDJ's models and and and and... ) )

    So, I need a SPECIFIC model that works! It's anyone there that can help me with this information ?
    I posted my question everywhere on the internet (youtube videos, pioneer forum) and I can't believe that I can't find anyone who has used an external hard drive with this CDJ.
    Ha! My mistake. Had a brain lapse there.

    500GB is a lot of music. I hope you find a solution but I do wonder why you need so much music for your gigs.

    I know this isn't the answer you are looking for but why not get a 1TB or 500gb Flash drive?
    Last edited by Redlight; 01-30-2017 at 11:59 AM.
    Technics 1210 MKII (x2) ~ Pioneer DDJ-RX ~ Allen & Heath Xone 2:02 ~ Traktor Pro 2 ~ Rekordbox DJ ~ Novation Dicer

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlight View Post
    Ha! My mistake. Had a brain lapse there.

    500GB is a lot of music. I hope you find a solution but I do wonder why you need so much music for your gigs.

    I know this isn't the answer you are looking for but why not get a 1TB Flash drive?

    It's to expensive!
    I need to have all my music on HDD. Maybe i want to play something that is not on my 32GB USB. I don't want to prepare my USB flash drive. What if i want to play a track that i remember and it's not on my flash drive ? Or maybe the party will continue and i'll play with my friends b2b at the after party and i don't have that kind of music on the USB. i hate when this happen.
    Thanks again for help (and sorry for my english, i'm not native )

  8. #8
    Tech Mentor Redlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    274

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tode View Post
    It's to expensive!
    I need to have all my music on HDD. Maybe i want to play something that is not on my 32GB USB. I don't want to prepare my USB flash drive. What if i want to play a track that i remember and it's not on my flash drive ? Or maybe the party will continue and i'll play with my friends b2b at the after party and i don't have that kind of music on the USB. i hate when this happen.
    Thanks again for help (and sorry for my english, i'm not native )
    Your english is great, no apology necessary. I lived in Korea for about 3 years and I was never able to pick it up. You should see me try any other language. It is embarrassing...

    I wish I had the answer for you but good luck in your search. There are a lot of very knowledgable members here. Hopefully one of them knows the answer to your question.
    Last edited by Redlight; 01-31-2017 at 06:23 PM.
    Technics 1210 MKII (x2) ~ Pioneer DDJ-RX ~ Allen & Heath Xone 2:02 ~ Traktor Pro 2 ~ Rekordbox DJ ~ Novation Dicer

  9. #9

    Default

    500gb of music on a cdj850 is absolutely bonkers

  10. #10
    Tech Guru the_bastet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    2,706

    Default

    How do you even go through all that on an 850? Honestly bruv, it sounds like a great idea, but youre gonna have read issues constantly. You can use hp formatter to break the fat32 max limit to use a 500gb external drive with your 850. Your best to keep your music organized with rekordbox and use thumb drives, though.

    Organize your thumb drives by genre, comments, etcetera.
    - Equipment - 2X Technics 1200, 2X Audio Technica ATLP1240, 2X XDJ700, 2X XDJ1000 MK2, Denon DNX-1100, Mixars DUO, DJM750 MK2, NI Audio 10, NI Aduio 4, Serato SL3, 4X Shure M44-7, 2X Ortofon Pro S, 2X Numark Groove Tool, Maschine MK3, Samson Carbon 49, Roland SE-02, Novation Launchcontrol, TouchOSC, Nocation Peak, Arturia MiniBrute, Korg Volca Kick, MicroKorg (Classic), NI Komplete Audio 6

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •