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USB Drive, Apple Lossless and Hood Scum Theiving Bastards

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So about a week ago, Hood Scum Thieving Rat Bastards broke my passenger window and stole my Pioneer head unit, iPad, Garmin and 160g iPod Classic. Luckily my insurance was able to compensate for the damage and some of the stolen items.

I've since ordered a new head unit, Pioneer Appradio 4, but I'm not planning on replacing the iPod Classic because Apple decided to quit making them and they now retail somewhere around $500. Also the iPod that I did have was buggy and would not play some songs which was beyond annoying.

Most of my music collection is currently ripped from CDs in iTunes in Apple Losseless. My question is, and please forgive me of my ignorance, but what is the best way to transfer my collection to a USB stick and maintain album artwork, and organization? Will the head unit be able to make sense of this or does every album need to be in separate folders, organized by artist? Will albums be arranged by year or alphabetically?

Thanks in advance for any help,
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I'd say take a look at craigslist and just grab a used iPod Classic. There are a few available in the Atlanta area, plus if you aren't in a super rush you could just grab one when you see the right price.

Failing that, it really has more to do with how the pioneer handles large file systems. Something like an SSD in a USB case would be able to give you all the storage you need, would function better in the cold (not that you get real cold down there, but up here my iPod doesn't enjoy the 18f mornings) and shouldn't consume much power.
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