Mass Storage, etc

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    I see that I have 3 options when connecting my Droid Maxx to USB connection. They are "Mass Storage", "Media Device", and "Camera". What are the practical differences between them?
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    While there's more to the technical differences, but here's a basic rundown.

    "Mass storage" connects the phone as if it's a USB drive or external hard drive. You have the most direct options with this for transferring files.

    "Media device" connects the phone as if it's a media device such as a MP3 player. You'll still have much of the functionality of mass storage (although not all), and since the computer is reading as a media device, media management programs that are compatible with the phone will be able to read it as a media device in order to transfer media - songs, videos, etc.

    "Camera" connects the phone as if it's a digital camera. You'll have similar access to "media device," except the computer reads it as a camera. This allows compatible photo management programs to read the phone as a camera and transfer images and videos.

    Most users find mass storage mode to be the most preferable of the three.
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