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Can I use my Toshiba external hard drive with the SG Note?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nic1681, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. nic1681

    nic1681 Lurker
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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?

  2. OpticalTen

    OpticalTen Newbie

    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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  3. nic1681

    nic1681 Lurker
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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?
  4. nic1681

    nic1681 Lurker
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    According to the Toshiba properties, it is a Toshiba USB HDD with approx 300 GB if that helps.
  5. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    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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  6. EnglishLad

    EnglishLad Newbie

    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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  7. Ramzes13

    Ramzes13 Android Enthusiast

    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.
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    One could alo use one of those WiFi HDDs available from Seagate.

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