10.1 and external hard driveGeneral


  1. duarab

    duarab Active Member

    hi, is it possible to connect an external hard drive to the galaxy tab 10.1

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  2. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Well-Known Member Contributor

    You'll need a USB adapter (Samsung or other) and a USB-compatible drive. USB drives typically have slow transfer rates, but I occasionally exchange files by using the Samsung USB adapter with a thumb drive.
  3. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    It is possible to use a thimb drive, but for a hard drive, you would need to have a source of power as the Tab will not power the HDD.
  4. duarab

    duarab Active Member

    ok thanks, i had heard that the samsung s2 portable drive would work but i take it thats not true then, got a 10.1 tab coming tommorow so i will find out then as i already use the samsung drive with my laptop and tv.
  5. lens pirate

    lens pirate Well-Known Member

    Just thinking out loud here.

    But USB for file tranfer is a little awkward.

    Consider using a FTP service on your PC and a FTP client on the Tab.

    This is what I do and it is far more useful to me and it chicks dig it.
  6. ComputerGranny

    ComputerGranny Well-Known Member

    Lens pirate,

    How do you do your ftp file transfer? Back in July when I got my Tab I could use an app called Software Cable to transfer files, but it hasn't worked for me in months. I've tried a PC client based application (forget the name now) and that didn't work either. I thought my firewall might be blocking it, but turning it off made no difference.
  7. Buddha64

    Buddha64 Well-Known Member

    To add, even if you did have the right power and adapters to connect it, Tab does not natively support drives that are NTFS.
  8. lens pirate

    lens pirate Well-Known Member

    I use a FTP SERVER on the Tab and connec to it via a FTP client on my PC.

    Tab app is called FTPserver by Andreas Liebig is in the android market.
    PC App I use is called filezilla.

    This is simple, fool proof and works.
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