Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra as Mass Storage Device?

I found an old Nomad Jukebox in my closet and seeing as its pretty obsolete im wondering if there are any firmwares that will allow this to function as a plain usb dri've instead of only being able to sync with specific software.
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nosmokingbandit wrote:
Probably Windows 7 more than anything else, but the main reason i would like it to behave like a mass storage device is so i can plug it into my car stereo via usb and play music from it. Sure, i could use the auxillary plug, but i find it easier to navigate to a song using my headunit's controls than the Jukebox's.
Well since that is how you want to use it you could always remove the hardri've format it & use it in a portable hardri've enclosure.Your car stereo does it read an MTP device? What make & model is your car stereo? Do you have access to a XP/Service 2/WMP0 computer?

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