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bradb1
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can you use external hard drives with the HP Omni 10 5600US

Since this a Windows tablet, can you use external hard drives with the HP Omni 10 5600US?

 

I know there is a micro-sd reader for additional storage but can you use the usb for external hard drives like a regular pc?

 

I tried looking at the spec's for this tablet and it said the usb port was host only. I'm not sure what that means exactly.

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banhien
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Re: can you use external hard drives with the HP Omni 10 5600US

Hi,

 

The following link shows its specs:

 

   http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03984112

 

It has "MicroUSB2.0 typeAB connector (Support Host Mode Only)". Hope this helps.

 

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BH
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Re: can you use external hard drives with the HP Omni 10 5600US

Yes you can.  You'll need to purchase a USB OTG (on-the-go) cable.  I recommend using a drive that has its own power supply but I've successfully used small USB powered drives also.

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