Portable drives that work with A500

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  1. frnkws

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    I have a Toshiba Canvio USB 2.0 500 GB that when formatted fat 32 works perfectly.
    I formatted it with Fat32Formatter
    Fat32Formatter
    I have about 100 GB of movies on it so when I hook it up to the A500 I wait till the tablet has read the contents before using it.
    The light on the drive flickers while it is being read.
    Note that battery life will be lower because you are powering two devices.
    You might get 4.5 to 5 hours of use with it connected and in use.
    If, when you plug in the drive, the light comes on and goes back off, it probably won't work.

    From another forum I will give a list of portable drives that do work on the Archos 101 and thus might work on the A500.

    might work
    Freecom Mobile Drive Classic II 500gb
    Seagate GoFlex 1TB
    500 gb Freeagent Go
    Samsung S2 Portable 640 GB
    LaCie's 500GB Rikiki
    WD 500G Passport Elite
    WD myBook 500GB
    WD Elements Portable SE 500GB
    Seagate FreeAgent Go Flex 1TB
    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB
    freeagent go 250gb
    maxtor basics portable storage 500GB
    Transcend 320gb Storejet external HDD
    Iomega 500GB Select Portable
    Toshiba Canvio USB 2.0 500 GB
    To keep a master list I added from other posts below:
    Toshiba Canvio USB 2.0 1TB
     
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    Good post, thanks!
     
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    Add the Toshiba Canvio USB 2.0 1TB drive to the working list. Once I formatted it to fat32, it worked like a dream.
     

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