10/12/2011, 02:31 AM
So, here is the thing. I don't have USB keyboard, hub, Y-cable and external battery. However, i've got myself an OTG cable (this one eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices), and tried to connect the only thing i do have: a "converter" from SATA to USB, which allows you to connect SATA drives to regular usb port. This thing is powered either from extra USB cable (didn't work for me, since i have only the 3,5 inch drives, and USB power is not enough for them) or from the wall power socket (which is ideal for TP). here is the list of drives i've tried:
320 gb NTFS: recognised, couldn't mount anything
750 gb EXT3: not recognised
1 tb EXT3: not recognised
750 gb fat32: recognised, mounted (there was only 1 partition on disc, but it've showed 3 SDA things: SDA, SDA2, SDA5, and only SDA5 has mounted successfully), but i couldn't see the files or folders in mount position through Internalz or Kalem. However, when i've copied a file to this folder through Internals, the disk "worked" and blinked and i was able to see this file when i connected the drive to PC. So the thing worked.
Hope that devs would be able to squeeze some power from TP itself, because right now, it's not very usable.
BTW, if i install Ubuntu on TP, would i still need to do all those silly mount/umount things, or it would just show automatically, like on desktop?
Yeah, my English is a mess, i know. Sorry.