USB External Drive?


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jan 6, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
I have a Galaxy Nexus running 4.1.1 stock and rooted. Does anyone know if I can connect my Western Digital 1TB hard drive to access files on the drive? The HDD has a power adaptor.


macrumors 68000
Jun 22, 2010
Guys, most phones aren't designed to access 1TB. Keep it to your laptops. This is only for USB sticks.

You can't get too crazy about what is possible with your phone. This is a handheld device. It's supposed to compliment your other, larger devices.


macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
USB mass storage (just usb hosting, keyboards, mouse, game controllers, etc) is not a function of Android, at least last time I tried it. However rooting or a manufacture skin can fix that.

That size drive, you'd be much better off asking (searching) androidcentral or XDA.

Not to get too far off subject but plug in your iPhone to an android device. Pretty cool, not only can you sync photos but it will charge the iPhone.