To Buy or Not to Buy???

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  1. krisde10

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    I was all set to go and buy the sony tablet s tomorrow but after visiting this website i have started to change my mind a little.
    My understanding from the micro usb port they have is that i would be able to plug in my 1 terabyte external hard drive and look at all my photos, play all my music and most of all watch all my stored movies.

    I work offshore and need a device that i can do all of the above while i am travelling and also at work. Can anyone clarify if the above is true or am i wasting my time with a tablet and be better suited with a smaller laptop???

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    I don't have the adapter yet, so I can't tell you that it works for sure... but I seen a youtube video that shows a regular USB drive being pluged in and was able to access the contents just fine... I do know that they also tried to plug in a USB hub and it worked as well...

    I know from searching around in my own tablet S that (if you're familiar with linux), the /mnt directory has /mnt/usbdisk1 through /mnt/usbdisk8... which suggests it can handle up to 8 USB drives at once... in the same video, they were showing off the logitech rumble game pad working in that same port for the PlayStation1 & 2 games that will be available in the near future...

    IMO, this unit will fit your bill...

    for reference... the video I'm talking about... (logitech rumblepad)

    (usb drives)
     
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    thanks for ur reply. I have already bought the tablet and my 1tb hard drive does not work with it!!! from reading some other forums I need a smaller hd as tablet wont powe external drive ??? really dissapointed as thought I could access all my music, films etc!! im really reluctant to buy a sd card but looks like the only option!!!
     
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    I just picked up my Sony Tablet, I have an External HD that has its own power source, works just fine.
     
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    no. buying an SD card is not an option either, you have to transfer files to the tablet before you can use them (I'm disappointed for this too)
     
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    You dont have to transfer the files to the tablet to open them.. I use mmy sd card all the time to watch movies and read magazines.. and if u have big sd cards like 128 gb or more if u format them in fat32 and use filemanager hd, they are perfectably usable..


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    I have a 1tb drive and tablet not recognising it!!! any ideas???
     
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    Hey can you explain how to find the files on the SD card?? I re formatted my SD Card as yo said and downloaded FileManager HD but either I am blind or I cant seem to find the SD card files in the running app...

    Thanks
     
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    Well, in my tab, opening the hd manager, I just have to press up ( located on the top right) and appears the folder sdcard2.. all my files are inside that folder... u can see if u are in the correct place as well, looking to the lower right corner, where it has to show ' /mnt '. (this is the name of the folder where u are...).

    hope it helps!

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    Thanks thats all I had to do, totally new to the Tablet thing and I would have never thought to click the "UP"..
    Found my files..


    Thanks again :cool:
     
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    Just Pre-order mine in Singapore a 32GB version. The official release date is on the 22nd. Hopefully can get this earlier !!!

    I usually store all my musics and videos on a portable hdd or my windows 7 laptop. Saw alot of posts that tablet may not support the portable hdd. Not sure what are the other options to transfer musics and videos to the tablet.
     

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