Originally Posted by I7210I
i have acer a500 and i have 4.0.3 stock without root and i try to connect my hdd wd NTFS and i see nothing on root explorer or es file explorer or..oi file manager..
what i'm wrong with?
It could be a number of things.
First of all, what is the hd you are connecting?
Is it a portable?
Some work and some don't.
A portable HD that does work will draw power from the A500.
When you plug it in you will hear it spin up and the light will flash on it, indication it is being read.
If the light comes on and then immediately goes off then the drive wont work because it probably requires more power.
Also in your file manage it will come up as usb.
And if it does work you nedd to let the A500 read it before opening your file manager.
It will be ready to see in the file manager when the light stops blinking.
Some have found the following to work on some tablets.
Freecom Mobile Drive Classic II 500gb
Seagate GoFlex 1TB
500 gb Freeagent Go
Samsung S2 Portable 640 GB
LaCie's 500GB Rikiki
WD 500G Passport Elite
WD myBook 500GB
WD Elements Portable SE 500GB
Seagate FreeAgent Go Flex 1TB
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB
freeagent go 250gb
maxtor basics portable storage 500GB
Transcend 320gb Storejet external HDD
Iomega 500GB Select Portable
Toshiba Canvio USB 2.0 500 GB
To keep a master list I added from other posts below:
Toshiba Canvio USB 2.0 1TB