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By gunswick, Senior Member on 18th December 2012, 01:05 PM
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Now that JB is out for the One X I want to get a USB OTG cable.

Can anyone who has one tested and working for plugging into an external hard drive (a 1tb externally powered Toshiba drive) post a link in the UK of where to get one? This will enable me to transfer files, photos and videos etc from the hard drive quickly / easily.

Ideally from amazon or someone like that - I don't fancy guessing which ones will work etc, it would be great to only buy one!

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6th January 2013, 04:03 PM |#2  
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i couldn't connect it external hard drive ( i think hard drive needs more Electricity ) but it works with flash memories fine
6th January 2013, 07:53 PM |#3  
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I think an OTG cable is an OTG cable... I just tried the one that came with my USB keyboard folio case I use with my Nexus 7, which works fine with the HOX now its updated to the new HBoot/kernel.
11th January 2013, 10:17 AM |#4  
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I think an OTG cable is an OTG cable... I just tried the one that came with my USB keyboard folio case I use with my Nexus 7, which works fine with the HOX now its updated to the new HBoot/kernel.

true, any otg cable should work if it's really otg, however you should get a usb powered one for a hard drive if the hard drive does not have a y split cable.

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I'm using a standard usb otg cable from amazon. I have an external powered hdd(2gb)(I believe it must be self powered anyways) and using the app called usb otg helper to make ntfs work with android.

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13th January 2013, 08:32 AM |#6  
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I use otg cable from my prestigo and it works fine.

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16th January 2013, 12:55 PM |#7  
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I'm using a standard usb otg cable from amazon. I have an external powered hdd(2gb)(I believe it must be self powered anyways) and using the app called usb otg helper to make ntfs work with android.

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Ahh - thank you!!

I have a Bytestor 4gb FAT32 stick that works fine with no extra power etc, but I tried my 1TB external powered hard drive and it failed

I only just realised it is NTFS to avoid the 4gb limit for files for videos etc.

So if I install USB OTG Helper I can use NTFS? Nice - that needs Root though - how can you use NTFS drives if you are not-rooted and stock JB?

oh, and I just got one of the standard USB OTB cables off Amazon for 3 and it worked fine. As others said, just buy any of them they probably work fine!
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16th January 2013, 01:09 PM |#8  
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oh, and I just got one of the standard USB OTB cables off Amazon for 3 and it worked fine. As others said, just buy any of them they probably work fine!

i paid 99p for mine, it works fine.
20th January 2013, 10:53 AM |#9  
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I have OTG cable but i can not using this cable. What can i do?
20th January 2013, 11:30 AM |#10  
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I have OTG cable but i can not using this cable. What can i do?

Are you updated to JB?

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