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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whs37, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. whs37

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    I wonder whether it is possible to attach a 60GB SSD with the OTG and read/write from it.
     

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    Sure, you just need a USB enclosure or a USB to SATA adapter.
     
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    ... and you need to root your N7 and run Stickmount.
     
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    Thanks guys. Do you think it needs an enclosure with it's own power or will it run with an unpowered enclosure - the SSDs need very little electricity (like 0.11 Watts). I even have one SSD to which I can attach a USB cable directly (with a mini-USB plug).
     
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    Has Stickmount been updated for 4.2? The update broke that capability.
     
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    All 2.5" drives will run off USB only. So any 2.5" USB enclosure will work and require no external power.
     
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    Very good. Thanks.

    Now we'll have to see what they do with Stickmount.
     
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    pre 4.2 I had attached an external 2.5 drive to my rooted N7. No external power needed.
    Not working now. Will need a stickmount update.
     
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    Understand, thanks. Are there any predictions on when the update will be available.
     
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    If you want to read only from the SSD, you can use Nexus Media Importer
     
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    Thanks for the hint. But I would like to read and write to the SSD.
     
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    If you want read/write currently the only way is rooting + stickmount (Or mount it manually), Stick mount was updated couple of days ago, so you should be good to go now.
     
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    Looks good, thank you very much.
     

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