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Old October 12th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Galaxy Note.

I expected USB OTG to work with an SD card.... and it did.

But I was kind of amazed when I connected my wireless Microsoft Arc Mouse and the little pointer appeared and I was able to use the mouse to point and click.

But I struck out when I connected a Western Digital "Book" drive. Android said "USB cable connected", but did not say anything else. Without the mouse thing, I would have expected that. But since it recognized the mouse...

Has anybody gotten a hard drive to come up?

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Might be the formatting of your hard drive, have look at that article ...
http://www.themobilefanatics.com/review-genuine-samsung-usb-to-micro-usb-otg-converter-for-galaxy-note-and-galaxy-sii/

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Might be the formatting of your hard drive, have look at that article ...
Review: Genuine Samsung USB to Micro USB OTG converter for Galaxy Note and Galaxy SII
Bingo. It was NTFS.

Tried re-formatting a couple of drives using Fat32 (120 gigs) and ExFat (250 gigs) and they worked - no problem.

I also have a 1-TB drive formatted to ExFat and I *think* it connected/opened ok but wouldn't swear to it.
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