Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by duarab, Jan 5, 2012.
hi, is it possible to connect an external hard drive to the galaxy tab 10.1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To add, even if you did have the right power and adapters to connect it, Tab does not natively support drives that are NTFS.
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.