Thanks for the tip

I sort of forgot that I've still got an 80GB 5.5G lying around. And yes I agree that my JVC Karmeleon h/u is a bit 'leisurely' at file reads (when using a 2GB Sandisk flash drive)...and it IS indeed finicky when cooperating with various sundry USB devices (Creative and Sony PMPs need not apply (sigh)).

Now I've only got to figure out where to stash the iPod (my USB port is in the center console...a fair bit away (and with open air in between) from my car's glovebox.