external hdd to tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Q&A' started by vexous, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. vexous

    vexous Member

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    hi guys i have the acer a500 android here with me at the airport and i got some movies on my hdd that i want to watch on my tablet, i dint want to run the movies over my hdd using extra power and such is bad :p anyone know how to transfer between these two devices thank you :)
     
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    If the hdd is powered (ie not powered by usb), you can connect it to tablet's usb (in host mode) and copy the files to the internal storage using a file manager like ES File Explorer. If it's self-powered the you will need a powered hub between both tablet and hdd. Also, it will only work if the hdd is formated as FAT32, as it Android doesn't have support to NTFS as far as I know.
     

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