1. AC Question's Avatar
    Can this be done without a pc portable drive model #SRDOSO ?
    04-13-2016 07:55 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! That would require an OTG cable, and I'm not sure if the S7 will support an external HDD (but it might).

    This thread may be useful: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...ackup-now.html
    04-14-2016 01:00 AM
  3. MisterEd51's Avatar
    The Galaxy S7 comes with a OTG USB Connector. See the following video

    Galaxy S7 USB OTG Connector : 5 COOL Things to do with it !
    B. Diddy and Alanhd like this.
    04-14-2016 04:12 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    It should but you would need an external power source for mechanical drives. These drives usually come with 2 usb connectors
    04-14-2016 10:27 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    A portable drive is normally externally powered, do plug it into the wall for power and use an OTG cable for the data connection (and use an app like App Backup & Restore to back the apps up as apk files, so you can reinstall them in the future).

    Or you could just connect the phone to a computer, connect the external drive to the same computer and drag the backup folders to the external drive.

    (It can be done with any drive that can be powered from the wall. A drive that can't will need a 2 [or more] port OTG cable, so you can power it from an external 5 Volt supply. [And it can't be a "bare drive", because they require 3 voltage sources, unless you have a drive power supply ending in a SATA power connector (I doubt anyone is still using IDE drives).)
    04-15-2016 04:49 PM
  6. MisterEd51's Avatar
    It should but you would need an external power source for mechanical drives. These drives usually come with 2 usb connectors
    That is not necessarily true. I have a Seagate 1TB Expansion+ external drive. Internally it has a mechanical 2.5-in Seagate SATA hard drive. The drive has a single USB 3.0 cable. The only power it gets is through its USB cable.

    I hooked it up to to the Galaxy S7 using the OTG USB connector without any problems. I did have to download an app so that it could read/write to it since Android doesn't natively support the NTFS format. For NTFS support I downloaded "Total Commander" plus the "USB plugin for Total Commander".
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    04-15-2016 08:48 PM

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