USB Thumbdrive

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  1. motorxoom

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    Anyone get a thumb drive to work on the USB. I'm close to taking back as the GPS blows on this device. I can't seem to get a thumbdrive to work which I need and was a selling point for me.
     
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    Mine works no problem
     
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    USB device has to be formatted in FAT32
     
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    Mine works as well without any issues
     
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    Mine also works. The only thing I can suggest is that you make sure yours is properly formatted.

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    Tried two. Both of them Sandisk Cruzer, a 1G and an 8G. Both worked fine.
     
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    How do you format the drive? Newbee to android.

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    I have a sandisk 16gb that only read on rebooting the tablet, anyone had issues with larger drives as well?
     
  9. SiliconJunkie

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    I have a 16GB AData flash drive. Just plugged it in, and it was recognized right away. ES File Explorer showed the files resident on drive with no problem whatsoever.



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    Format the flash drive in a PC. In "My Computer," right-click the drive and select "Format." Be sure to select FAT32.


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    Thank you!

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    Reformatted 2 USB thumb drives each 8gb and no go. Rebooted also and still no go.
     
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    how exactly are you testing it motorxoom ? mine all work fine like the others.

    if you plug it in and expect a popup like on a computer its not going to happen (to my knowledge). in order to access the files i've had to go into a file explorer and go to /mnt/usb_storage ... hope mines normal and it isnt supposed to popup.. oh well.
     
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    Mine works great. Even use my WD MyPassport 500GB External HDD (Formatted to FAT32)

    Played movies with MOBOPlayer perfectly.
     
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    I put Pics and Videos on there and nothing shows up. Even under Settings and Storage its not finding the USB Drive
     

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