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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by efanatic, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. efanatic

    efanatic Member
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    Ok I got a otg micro usb to usb adapter today. My note8 reads all my little flash drives but not my 750gig Toshiba external hard drive. I have about 200 movies on it, all my pictures, and all my music and stuff. The note 8 powers the hard drive but says that that it doesn't have anything on it or it's formated in an unreadable format. So what formats does the note read? I am guessing that l am going to have to reformat the hard drive but don't know what to format it to.

    Now l am going to be converting all my bluerays and dvds to digital copy soon ( atleast thats the plan anyways) so l am going to get a very large hard drive. What will be needed to allow the note to operate something like that? ( looking at getting a 2 or 3 terabyte hard drive)
     



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  2. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Make sure you format to exFAT. Do not use FAT32 as high quality encoded (ie. large file) movies will not work well with the limitations of FAT32. exFAT would be the better format.

    You can only use NTFS if you rooted. Otherwise, it is not a supported format.

    I have a 2.5" WD Blue 1TB HDD in an enclosure. Before that, it was a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid SSD/HDD. I also had an OCZ Agility 60GB SSD in it as well. All were formatted to exFAT. All worked fine with the Note 10.1, but required external power supply for it to work. Then again, I guess that was expected since they are performance drives.
     
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  3. efanatic

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    Wow thank you. Will pull everything off this weekend and reformat it. I bring my tablet with me when l work out of town. This will make things much better!
     
  4. efanatic

    efanatic Member
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    Reformatted the drive to exfat. Works perfectly. The note 8 powers the drive through the otg adapter. Thanks for the help
     
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  5. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Thanks for the update. :)
     
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