Denon DJ DN-HD2500 - Formatting the Internal/External HDD

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dnhd2500 mainThe DN-HD2500 is a hard-drive based, professional media player and controller offering a total all-in-one “nerve center” that addresses and actually anticipates ever changing needs. Flexible and packed with features, the DN-HD2500 is built for any event where professional-quality and flawless performance is expected.


In this article you will learn how to format your external or internal storage drive using the DN-HD2500.


Firmware Update

First, please make sure your unit is up to date with firmware. The latest firmware is version 1400 and can be found here.


Storage Format

  1. Once your DN-HD2500 is running the latest firmware, power the unit on. If formatting an external media device, a USB thumb drive or an external hard drive, plug them into the port marked USB A now. See below figure for reference.

    DNHD2500 side

  2. Now, press and hold the Time/Util. button until the Utility Mode appears on the screen.

    DNHD2500 utility

  3. At this point, scroll down to Initialization using the PARAMETERS>> knob. When highlighted, press down on the PARAMETERS>> knob.

    DNHD2500 initial

  4. From here, select the Format option by pressing down on the PARAMETERS>> knob. Then, select either HDD (for the internal hard drive) or USB1 (for external devices).

    DNHD2500 initial1

    Note: Formatting will erase ALL content of the storage device.

  5. Lastly, confirm your choice by selecting OK then pressing down on the PARAMETERS>> knob.


Once the process is completed, your storage media is free to be populated with your audio content.


Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Denon DJ product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Denon DJ technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.




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