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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikebellamy2k, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. mikebellamy2k

    mikebellamy2k Well-Known Member
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    Can you connect to a external hard drive directly.was thinking it might be possible via the usb connection.
     

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  2. daveybaby

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    Nope, the hero (and every other phone with a USB connection) is a USB slave/peripheral device, same as the external hard drive itself - as opposed to a PC which is a host/controller.
     
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  3. quantumrand

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    For all intensive purposes, no, it's not possible.

    But...If you were to write a custom driver for the Android platform and use an exturnal hard drive with its own power source, yes, it could be possible. It would take a lot of work and a lot of techinical know-how though.
     
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  4. mikebellamy2k

    mikebellamy2k Well-Known Member
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    I've not got the know-how so feel free! :)
     
  5. daveybaby

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    Not sure even that's possible - IIRC the hardware is different at each end. Been a while though, I may be mistaken.
     
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  6. quantumrand

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    Theoretically, you could write a driver that would allow it to use it's little connector down there as a USB host port, but like I said, it would take a lot of know how, and probably spec sheets and pin-layouts that only HTC devs will have.
     
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