usb hard drive mounting problem

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Groschen

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Hey Guys,

last time i bought an usb otg cable. I want to use it with my Gnex but i mounted it and in the file manager nothing appears. I tried several tools(stickmount, paragon ntfs). All time the directory is empty. Must i format it with exfat or another file system. My hard drive is 500gb large, ntfs formated and needs a second usb cable for power input(but i dont think thats the problem)

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WiredPirate

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I never had any luck trying to connect my external 500GB HDD to the Gnex. I asked the same question but never got any confirmation of anyone successfully making this connection, hopefully you have better luck than me. Subscribed.
 

Groschen

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The power is not the problem, the device is already "mounted" but in the directory there is showing nothing... I googled for an hour or so but found no solution, hopefully my new ordered usb stick can do this

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geronemo

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One of the reason it's not showing up could be the formatting in your drive,
most drives are NTFS which isn't recognized by GNex (don't know about other android devices).
Try formatting in FAT and let us know what happens, it should hopefully work than.
 
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