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8.9 Usb adapter + 2,5mm HDD

28th March 2012, 11:12 AM |#1  
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I have one of those cheapo China USB adapters.
It works fine recognizing my storage when i hook up a pendrive but now i tried it with an external 2,5mm HDD and it didn't get recognized. im guessing the tab doesn't provide the HDD with enough power for it to run.
here my question: is it just my cheapo china usb adapter? does someone have the official samsung one and could try it out and see if external drive (without power chords) are supported?
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No, it won't work, there's simply not enough amps to power that.

I suggest getting a powered USB hub then making a battery pack for it (I'll get around to taking a picture of mine - I use it with my N900 and 8.9 with USB HDDs, DVD drives and USB data cards.)
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28th March 2012, 11:32 AM |#3  
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yeah i imagined sth like that.
i have a usb hub but i was hoping to just use the drive by itself.
would be interesting to see your battery pack hack! please post some pictures!
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Looking forward to seeing this battery pack

I have tried it a couple of times but the battery pack i made did not last very long
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Why would you need a hub? Most come with a dual USB cable. Plug the main one into the tab adapter and the other one into a battery pack with USB. Should be a touch less cumbersome and you don't need to build anything, unless you really want to.

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No, it won't work, there's simply not enough amps to power that.

I suggest getting a powered USB hub then making a battery pack for it (I'll get around to taking a picture of mine - I use it with my N900 and 8.9 with USB HDDs, DVD drives and USB data cards.)

So, this 8'9 can work with external hdd?

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So, this 8'9 can work with external hdd?

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yes, as long as you can power the drive separately.
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So, this 8'9 can work with external hdd?

The drive must also be formated with FAT32. The GT Tab won't read NTFS.
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yes, as long as you can power the drive separately.


Well, im thinking to change my 7gtab to 8'9 or 7'7 and it would be awesome to had an hdd running with it

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The drive must also be formated with FAT32. The GT Tab won't read NTFS.

So The file on the hdd must be fat32?

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