1. AC Question's Avatar
    Im running on marshmallow 6.0.1. I connect the harddrive whit a OTG cable. I can open my files, i can play the video files. But its unstable. So i want to transfer the files to my sd card/tablet. I have the sm-t800 tablet. Please help.
    01-17-2017 11:40 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you have a computer? That would be the most reliable way to transfer the files. Connect the external drive to the computer via USB, and insert your SD card into the computer's SD slot. Then use Windows Explorer to drag and drop the files.
    01-17-2017 12:45 PM
  3. torstein hannisdal's Avatar
    Thank you yes I do have a computerbut I want to transfer data from my hardrive whitout the computer. I want to watch movies on my tablet.and use the harddrive as a media center, is there away? My tablet is rooted.
    01-17-2017 03:33 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh I see. Sorry, but I'm not well-versed in that -- I'll let others answer that. Good luck!
    01-18-2017 01:30 AM
  5. nahoku's Avatar
    Can you see the video files on the ssd in your file manager? If so, just find the videos you want and copy them to the sd. Have you tried that yet?
    01-18-2017 02:14 AM
  6. torstein hannisdal's Avatar
    Yeah i can Find the files, i can even begin transfer Them, but afther a while it fail to transfer..i have tried several file manager programs.
    01-18-2017 05:47 AM
  7. torstein hannisdal's Avatar
    "Copy task failed" is there error. Occured at 27% the file was 14 GB. I have been aviable to transfer smaller files, below 1 GB, but not larger files, i have had enough space.
    01-18-2017 05:51 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What filesystem is the SD card formatted in? If it's FAT32 (like most SD cards), then there's a 4 GB filesize limit.
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    01-18-2017 09:49 AM
  9. torstein hannisdal's Avatar
    Ah, didnt know that, not surere what its formatted in, where can i find that out? Is there a sd card whitout the limit?
    01-18-2017 10:52 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There might be an app that will tell you, but you can also unmount the card (in Settings>Storage), remove it, and insert it into your computer. Then use Windows Explorer, right-click the card, and click Properties. It should tell you the format there.

    exFAT has a much higher max filesize, and I think Samsung devices support it. But it still might not work, depending on the how the system is coded. They might still have a 4 GB limit to account for all possibilities.
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    01-18-2017 11:49 AM

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