is there a way to connect an external hard drive to our bionics?

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    Like how you can with a laptop or desktop? I just wanna transfer movies and stuff because im running out of storage.

    Also can we use a 32g micro sd in our phones without modifying anything?
     
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    Not sure about your first question, but the answer to your second question is yes. I'm running a 32gb Class 10 card and it works great.
     
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    I can confirm that a 64gb microsd card works too...have one in mine.
     
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    If you had a lapdock, you could use the USB port to connect an external drive.
     
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    Have you successfully connected an external drive via the USB port? I've tried a Seagate GoFlex 1TB and a 1.5TB and the system won't recognize either of them.

    Issues: Will the USB power the drives? Are the drive sizes too large?
     
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    So can we use any 32g or 64g micro sd card or does it need to be a certain kind?
     
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    What about accessing a network drive? Is there a way to browse NAS and stream videos from it?

    Sent from my Droid Bionic (.246 ICS)
     
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    Not sure about that mate - as I have packed up my NAS - Hope someone has one and can try for you :)
     
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    Yes a Class 4 32g will work, but you will get better performance out of a Class 10 32g card dancedroid:biggrin:
     
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    I grabbed a 32GB class 4 card at walmart while I was on the road and put it in mine. Its working fine. I havent recorded any videos with it in the phone yet though.
     
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    What about accessing a network drive? Is there a way to browse NAS and stream videos from it?


    I connect to my NAS using ES File explorer.

    It has to be mapped as a drive letter to one of the computers on your network. Then shared to the network.

    It works, but it's pretty slow.
     
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    Oh i see. So in what ways would the performance be different? Will some things not save?
     
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    Class 4 and Class 10 will save just fine - I like Class 10 because when I put a movie on it there isn't any chopping like I got on lower class MicoSD cards dancedroid
     
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