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By MarcusSi15, Junior Member on 13th November 2012, 11:05 PM
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15th November 2012, 09:03 PM |#11  
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I can confirm that the WD My Passport for Mac (500GB) was able to be powered by my Nexus 7, with a cheap chinese OTG cable, without any issue whatsoever.

Can't say if it will also work with a Nexus 10 or not, but I would assume there would be no issue.
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Did you use any specific otg cable or will any do?

used an ordinary 2-ebay-OTG cable... didnt try media importer yet, want to save 2,30 and wait till root.
16th November 2012, 06:53 PM |#13  
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I can confirm that Nexus Media Importer by Homeysoft worked with a generic USB OTG cable and a couple of USB drives I had sitting around. I don't know if there is a free alternative but this one seemed to work.

EDIT: Just to clarify the Nexus Media Importer worked with my Nexus 10. I had not seen a confirmation against the actual N10 so figured I would confirm.
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17th November 2012, 01:02 PM |#14  
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Nexus Media Importer verified to be working with OTG USB cables.
For those who do not have root or do not want to root. Please consider getting Nexus Media Importer as an alternative. Works like a charm.
Hope this helps!
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17th November 2012, 04:09 PM |#15  
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Is this media importer allows playback with say BS Player, whatever. In other words, to play content from the USB without moving the file to the device.
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I have root access, as well as Nexus media Importer

Can't seem to mount and USB drives in afile manager for general file transfer though. NMI does import media files though.
18th November 2012, 01:28 AM |#17  
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so is the idea here that you could use the n10 to power a hard drive and I could put some movies on it and play em? mp4's for example?
21st November 2012, 09:53 AM |#18  
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136996 - Perfect for this.
21st November 2012, 09:58 AM |#19  
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Is this media importer allows playback with say BS Player, whatever. In other words, to play content from the USB without moving the file to the device.

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so is the idea here that you could use the n10 to power a hard drive and I could put some movies on it and play em? mp4's for example?

Yes and Yes! hdd, flash drive or sd/micro sd card etc
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Hopefully simultaneous charging + OTG w/ external HD will be a possibility.
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Hopefully simultaneous charging + OTG w/ external HD will be a possibility.

Basically you want all three of these together!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/female-Micro.../dp/B005GI2VMG

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Griffin-Smar...tp_s2_edpp_url

http://www.focalprice.com/CA0352B/US..._GM_UK_CA0352B x 2

Which doesnt seem to exist!

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