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  1. nic1681

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    I am getting rid of my desktop PC and buying a SG Note. I have moved all my important files (pics, music, etc.) to my external hard drive. Will I be able to use it? How will it work if I can?
     

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    It depends what format your toshiba external hard drive is and it has to be ac powered. I recently had to format he a 320gb hard drive in a usb caddy to fat32 just get the note to see it. You also need a usb accessory host adaptor because the samsung now uses its own proprietary connector not the standard usb connector.
    I got mine from amazon which also came with me sd card adaptor for about
     
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    Thanks for your reply. How can I tell what format my external hard drive is or if it is AC powered?
     
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    According to the Toshiba properties, it is a Toshiba USB HDD with approx 300 GB if that helps.
     
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    You can use FAT32 and NTFS file systems.

    You will need to use an AC adaptor with the HDD for the HDD to work.

    Note is not a PC or laptop and getting rid of your PC altogether is not a good idea.
     
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    The note can power usb pen drive but not an external hard drive. It will need to have a desperate power adapter. It will say in the description if it's usb powered or mains.
     
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    Yep confirmed using multiple sized hard drives USB 2 and USB 3. I did get a powered USB hard drive to work...but would be too cumbersome.
     
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    One could alo use one of those WiFi HDDs available from Seagate.
     

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