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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zigmaram, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. zigmaram

    zigmaram Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just now purchased Western Digital Portable 500GB Hard Disk.
    Tried to connect it to S2.
    Some crap message: High power USB device connected.Unable to access this device...My 67$ loss! Boo Hoo hoo!

    Somebody help me...I just followed the youtube video where this guy mentioned we can connect any portable hard disk to s2!

    Please guys i m stucked!..help me!

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  2. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    Not sure if you're talking about my video (its the USB OTG one with >250k views). I was quite clear that portable drives need an externally powered hub in order to connect, they require more power than the SGSII can supply.
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  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    The SGS2 battery has enough trouble producing enough power to keep the phone going. You can't seriously expect a tiny battery like that to power a hard disk drive.

    I have tried hard disks with my SGS2 and they work perfectly, but they need an external power supply. Flash disks have much lower power requirements and they work fine.
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  4. Remeniz

    Remeniz Android Enthusiast

    Yea you want to get an external drive that is powered separately, with it's own power supply, and just has a data connection to your phone.
  5. zigmaram

    zigmaram Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Feels like killing myself for such kinda mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    It'll cost like $10-15 to get an externally powered hub, I'd go for that rather than taking your life :)

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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