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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by profetapt, Jun 19, 2011.

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how would you rate the usability from a professional point of honeycomb version?

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  1. profetapt

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    Hi All
    So far am impressed with the asus tf01 however i have a USB drive that I cant be seen/mount by the system. I need assistance.

    I hve a WD passport with usb 3.0 that Idont know how to read the content from it. I have Ezexplorer but under removables the HDD is not showing as USB device. How to activate the password unlock for the HDD in Android OS?
    Thx
     

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    The WD software is designed for Windows (or mac?)
    You would have to get an app which would be able to interface with that software..
     
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    "The WD software is designed for Windows (or mac?)
    You would have to get an app which would be able to interface with that software.. "

    Any suggestions, I've been looking for a App that does it in Android????
     
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    I don't think USB 3.0 is supported on the Eee Pad.
     
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    hmmm, that maybe one angle I've not tought about. Need to look at the specs in more detail and product manual. But I believe that USB 3.0 has been designed to be backward compatible to USB 2.0. I guess that could be one issue...

    Does anyone has USB 2.0 pen/HDD that requires password to mount the hidden drive in a PC that can test with Honeycomb to see if they face the same issue???

    I appreciate the feedback
     
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    I have a "Kangaru" thumbdrive which encrypts the drive. Tried it and it popped up for a fraction of a second in the bottom taskbar then disappeared. didn't even light up the LED on the drive, and never mounted.

    The problem with these "encrypted" drives is that they use a PROGRAM which is designed for Windows or Mac to access the information. Until vendors include Android in their programming, they won't work.
     
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    Shipping and Receiving Manager
    One of the requirements of USB 3.0 is backwards compatibility.
     
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    Exactly, I use a standard drive that does not encrpt my data and it works just fine because it does not need such a program.
     

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