Any reason I should not leave the USB drive in the USB port permanently?

erhayes

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2021CX5 Reserve
I have downloaded a CD/DVD to a USB and it plays beautifully in my CX-5. Is there any reason I should not leave the USB drive in the USB port permanently? Ed
 
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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
I leave mine in for long periods of time, not permanently, but they stay plugged in till I change them out. I actually have two USB drives plugged in most of the time.
 

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Michigan or Denver
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2019 CX5 GTR
I leave mine in for weeks at a time, only effect seems to be a little slower loading of infotainment screen, because it loads the thumbdrive, bluetooth phone, nav..
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
I have downloaded a CD/DVD to a USB and it plays beautifully in my CX-5. Is there any reason I should not leave the USB drive in the USB port permanently? Ed
I had left a Kingston 32GB memory stick to a Sony unit in my 1998 Honda CR-V for a short period of time in hot Texas summer. The stick could no longer read properly and I lost hundreds of songs without a backup copy. To be fair, I didn’t put up the sunshade at the time, and the memory stick got exposed directly under the sun. I’ll never leave the memory stick in the car when the temperature is hot.
 
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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
I had left a Kingston 32GB memory stick to a Sony unit in my 1998 Honda CR-V for a short period in hot Texas summer. The stick could no longer read properly and I lost hundreds of songs without a backup copy. To be fair, I didn’t put up the sunshade at the time, and the memory trick got exposed directly under the sun. I’ll never leave the memory stick in the car when the temperature is hot.
Sounds like when I left tapes on the front seat of my car in HS. Came out after being in class, and they were melted!

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2014 CX5 AWD Touring
I leave a 1st gen ipod plugged in and the only thing that bugs me is that the system recognizes and connects it before it does my phone to AA. But if I unplug it, the system boots quicker..