I hope it is OK to start a discussion in the Accessories section about if it is possible to connect a standard USB flash drive to the Memo Pad HD7. I know there are discussions in the general section where some seem to indicate this works and some don't think it works. If there are helpful discussions we could link them here.
I thought this morning, why not just plug in my USB flash drive and see what happens. So I plugged in the cable that I use for charging with a Micro USB on one end and a Standard USB on the other end that came with the Memo Pad HD7. Then I realized that the USB connector on the cable was a male and the one on the USB drive was also a male. Never really thought about Male vs Female connectors for USB connections.
So to test the USB drive, I'm going to have to get some kind of F / F adapter.
Perhaps it would be good if any have gotten a regular flash drive to work and if so how they connected and what size of flash drive.
I'm also wondering what happens if I plug the cable from the Memo Pad into the USB port on my Windows PC? With my digital camera, the camera shows up as an external drive on the PC. Wonder if the same will happen with the Memo Pad or if the PC will just try to charge the Memo Pad. Haven't broke anything today yet - let's plug it in and see what happens .....
Wish the cable was a little longer .... heard a chime .... Yep, memo pad is an external drive on the PC and copied one picture from Memo Pad to the PC - good to know Back to the original Q. (too bad my LG flip top phone does not connect to my PC the same way as the Memo pad - just charges)
Can a standard USB thumb drive be used with the Memo Pad HD7, how do we connect it and what size drive can be used? Would be nice to use my USB thumb drive that I use to backup and transfer data between my PC and my laptop also be used on the Memo Pad without the Memo Pad connected to my PC.
Help forum - OTG cable discussion:
Asus HD7 can't do OTG