USB port

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  1. Browneez

    Browneez Member

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    New to forum can someone please tell me if the Iconia A500 can have a itbyte hdd contnected to the usb port and be read via a file manager program (want to access my music and movie collection to listen to and watch). Until now have only be able to connect a usb card reader via this port.
     
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    The drive will need to be formatted as fat32 unless rooted i believe.
    Tabs are not laptops and have their limitations ;)
     
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    I started a thread weeks ago on what portable drives may work on the Iconia since they do work on another brand android tablet.
    If it's a regular hard drive it probably needs external power but there are several portable drives that will work.
    Here is the thread, and if you find your drive does work please post there.
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...essories/20174-portable-drives-work-a500.html
     

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