Originally Posted by Dabaitu
Your issue with the car's HDD is that it doesn't rip from a CD at a decent bit rate AFAIK.
You're better off doing what the OP and I do, which is RIP to a WMA lossless or 320 rated file and store it on a USB. It will pick up album art too if done correctly, and the 32GB Sandisk I use is about half the size of a thumb.
Ahhh, so you can only get music on the HDD by ripping from the CD? I was hoping/expecting you could transfer from the USB. Oh well. USB it is!