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Nexus 7 connects to 1TB hard disk without rooting : Video

March 30, 2014 Jon 18 Comments

Nexus 7 connects to 1TB USB 3.0 hard disk without rooting using nexus media importer app. Can support NTFS or FAT32 hard disk or usb stick using app. Nexus m…
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  1. phillis1223
    March 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    Too much useless b******t and your voice drives me nuts.

  2. Angel Martinez
    March 30, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    Hi great video, I have a question. I use the Nexus media importer with my
    google nexus 7, The tablet sees the files that I have stored on Flash Drive
    but I cannot stream or run them from the Flash Drive that I use. I play
    with game emulators. The emulators cannot see the games from the flash
    drive. I have to copy The Roms into internal memory for the emulators to
    see it. Is there another way WITHOUT rooting Please let me know. Thanks.
    I would like the emulators to see the ROM Files.

  3. Paul Cash
    March 30, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    Sorry the message I get is ” open failed ” Not connection failed. Basically
    I the NMI can see the Seagate Hard drive but cannot open it. Any other
    ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated…. Thanks your videos
    are very good 

  4. Volcom Stone
    March 30, 2014 - 9:21 pm

    Hey dude…so your nexus 7 powers your hard disk and u don’t need ac power
    volt for your hard disk?

  5. BazzerLP
    March 30, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    Try it with a y-usb cable and a external powerbar

  6. Igor Shapovalov
    March 30, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    Have bought the same HDD (http://www.ulmart.ru/goods/399871), but it
    doesn’t work with Nexus 7 (2012) without additional power. Disappointed
    with this, I hoped so much… :,(

  7. Venu Gajula
    March 30, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    I tried connecting TOSHIBA CANVIO 2TB USB3.0 hard drive to my Nexus 7
    (2013) tablet without rooting using The Commander. Partitioned the 2TB
    hard drive into two each of 1TB. My hard disk makes some noise( disk
    rotation noise). I suspected this could be due to not getting enough power
    from the tablet. Later I tried this connection via USB hub which is
    powered separately, then my Nexus 7 detected the hard drive and able to
    write and read the data. I formatted the hard drive in FAT32 format. I
    think, I also tried with NTFS format, but it was only reading and writing
    was not happening. It was not recognizing the directories, but able to
    access the files. I need to double check this thing though I am sure about
    it. I also tried connecting SD Card reader it was able to read it, but not
    writing into it. My question is what is the power rating of USB port of
    Nexus 7 ? Doesn’t it have 5V, 1A driving capability that most of the USB
    devices have ?

  8. Taphim Tousif Zaman
    March 30, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    Can it recognize NTFS file system. I have western digital mypassport 1TB
    HDD. I tried it with Samsung galaxy note 2 using nexus media importer app,
    with fat32 file system. It didn’t work. I am buying nexus 7. Just need some
    suggestions from you.

  9. veryannoyingname
    March 30, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    yes the nexus 7 has usb otb but limited in factory form. Just buy the app
    called nexus media importer for a few quid and you are good to go as then
    you can read, copy, share or stream from attached flash drives or hard
    drives or dvd drives or ipod or kindle fire or archos as i have shown
    already in my various uploads. After getting the 4.2 update last night i
    can definitely confirm that it is still working fine. Those who have
    problems havent bought that app. So buy that app and then it works.

  10. GarbageState
    March 31, 2014 - 12:08 am

    i jumped on n4 but that’s still up in the air since googloids don’t seem to
    know what they are doing. there’s no usb otg support as of yet and i know

  11. Ashok Patel
    March 31, 2014 - 1:05 am

    thanks, i have google nexus 10 so i can connect the same way ?

  12. GarbageState
    March 31, 2014 - 1:22 am

    maybe N4 will support it… in 2022 when google realized pushing cloud is
    not cool

  13. veryannoyingname
    March 31, 2014 - 3:04 am

    think i ordered the samsung galaxy note (original note and note the note 2)
    usb otg cable from play dot com or amazon. the link is given on my other
    youtube uploads description.

  14. gniarfeur13
    March 31, 2014 - 3:12 am

    Nice vidéo, THX a lot, i was thinking that external HDD need more energy
    that the nexus 7 could provide but you show us that it can.

  15. veryannoyingname
    March 31, 2014 - 3:42 am

    are you using the new nexus 7 or old one. in android 4.3 there seems to be
    a bug, but there is a fix, you need to use the icons on the top right of
    the home screen of the nexus media importer app and it will walk you
    through how to do the fix, the same developer has a separate free app which
    also walks you through how to do the fix. it should sort out most problems.
    try it out.

  16. visesh prasad
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 am

    does n7 have enough power to support a 1TB hdd ? I have a seagate one. Is
    it safe?

  17. dayalchaurasiya
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 am


  18. GarbageState
    March 31, 2014 - 5:24 am

    i don’t have the phone yet. dongle is on the way.

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