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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys

I love my flytouch 2, its essentually replaced my main computer when doing uni assessments and general tasks. However i have hit a slight snag and im not sure what to do.

I bought a 500gb USB HDD the other day and i want to use it with the tablet to store all of my docs, book, tutorials ect on rather then keep them on my main pc. However when i plug the HDD in it keeps says the device is damaged and needs to be reformated.

I realised this was becuase the drive was NTFS a big android no no. So i used a program called swiss knife to force it into a fat32 form. Once i did this i tried again but it said that it was still damaged and needed to be formated so i click the format buton but nothing happened.

The drive is running as i can feel it hum inside the enclosure. So i was just wondering how i could get it to work for me?

Thank you very much for your time

Jack

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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I were you Jack, I'd try partitioning it. Maybe a 32Gb primary FAT32?
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Yeah i thought of that myself however what do i do for the other 400+ gig? separate partitions? can the flytouch even handle that many drives? i suppose it will have to do regardless. Though 32gb out of 500 is some major redundancy.
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Other partitions could still be accessible through Windows, but it might be worth doing it as a short term way of finding out what the problem is.
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Just done some tests with my USB disk drives, one is partitioned as 2 80GB drives and FAT32. Connected it to my Flytouch and it didn't recognise it.
Plugged in my 1GB usb stick and it saw it straight away and was able to access files.
I then plugged in my other USB drive 40GB HD (FAT32) and it saw this straight away. I could access the files on this as well.
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Hey guys just lettin gyou guys know that partioning the drive worked perfectly. Though know i have divided it into over 7 drives i am able to access them all and it works beautifully.

thank for all your help.

Hopefully google or someone will come up with an NTFS port.
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Hi all, i'm new here and new to flytouch 3 too...just wanna share some of my tries...i've connected my 40GB IDE hdd to the usb without problem playing HD movies. Also i've tried connecting to my Toshiba 2GB thumbdrive and Kingmax 8GB thumbdrive playing some naruto movie (roughly 100-250mb file). Also i've tried connecting to my Flashtron USB2.0 card reader without problem but i've only tried with my old 128MB MMC card coz don't have other card for test.

Future test will be SD,SDHC,CF and etc. My objective is to actually transfer my photos or video from my Sony camera (SDHC) to a hdd while i travel.
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