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Old Jan 5, 11, 12:31 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Tab question

I have been looking at the Galaxy Tab and have a question. The power cable is like a USB cable, so here is the question.
Can I connect a flash drive to the end and read it like a hard drive?
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Old Jan 5, 11, 8:06 pm
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No. You need to connect it to a PC and connect the USB drive to the same PC to move files between them. Otherwise, use the microSD slot for removable storage needs.
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Old Jan 5, 11, 8:22 pm
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Like the previous poster said, the USB port is client only - not host, which is required to connect USB devices like memory, mice and keyboards. Shame actually....
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Old Jan 5, 11, 8:43 pm
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Use this instead of a thumb drive with the MicroSD card for other devices:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDAQ8gIwAg#
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Old Jan 6, 11, 9:18 am
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The Dell Streak apparently does support USB OTG, but they seem to do their best to hide it from what I understand.

It's very cool on Nokia devices, I'm sure Android devices will catch up.
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Old Jan 6, 11, 4:31 pm
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Yes, it is too bad that they did not do this. I can not use a SD card since I have some very large flash drives (bigger than SD capacities). I was just hoping they were going to be smarter than Apple.

As to the suggestion to use the thing in the link, I do not see how that is a fit in this case. It would only be a fit if it plugged into the slot and made the flash drive look like a SD card.
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Old Jan 6, 11, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by swanscn View Post

As to the suggestion to use the thing in the link, I do not see how that is a fit in this case. It would only be a fit if it plugged into the slot and made the flash drive look like a SD card.
Yeah, I didn't really get that one either.

I agree - the lack of USB host on so many devices is mind boggling. Insane that Nokia seems to be one of the only ones to get this.
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