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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SoonerLater, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. SoonerLater

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    When I connect my Droid-X via USB to my computer, I am offered these options:

    1. PC Mode
    2. Windows Media Sync
    3. USB Mass Storage
    4. Charge Only

    The last one I can figure out, but what are the differences and similarities between the first three? Are there tasks that only work with one mode or another?
     

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    1. Haven't really messed with it, I think it is somewhat similar to #2
    2. Allows you to transfer files (pictures/music/videos) to the phone using Windows Media Player and have them converted automatically to a format compatible with the player.
    3. Just presents the phone to the computer as a removeable drive that you can drag and drop files onto etc.
    4. Self explanatory like you mentioned.
     
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    1. Only mode that TuneSync will use to sync music from iTunes library to my Droid X. Droid is not listed as a drive (drive letter) in Windows Explorer.

    2. No clue, but I bet you're right. I never use Win Media Player. It's the plague.

    3. Droid appears as a removable drive in Windows.

    I still wish that Google/Motorola/ Verizon would *document* this. Surprisingly, there's nothing on this (at least that I found after 15 minutes of hunting).
     
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    Has anyone tried to connect to a Mac via USB? I just tried to plug mine in and it said that it couldn't be read? Why is that? Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    I noticed that using it on PC mode opens up an explorer window that has some Motorola driver installation files. Any idea what they are for?
     
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    On Windows XP It launches a Fax Driver
     
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    I connect mine to my iMac every now and then. I use the USB mass storage mode.
     

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