1. trywithaustin's Avatar
    Hey,

    Does anyone know if we can connect an external hard disk drive with the Nokia 2520? Will the micro-USB port provide sufficient power to power a USB 3.0 based 2.5/3.5" portable hard disk with a micro-USB to full USB connector?

    I know that an externally powered hard disk works, just wanted to know if the USB powered ones too will work.? Pl let know.
    11-22-2013 11:18 PM
  2. lovenokia's Avatar
    I am going to micro USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 then a female usb 3.0 to female USB 3.0 to get my USB 3.0 port.

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    11-23-2013 02:44 AM
  3. lovenokia's Avatar
    Here is the link for the female to female USB 3.0
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099TNGG8/...pUvbUpU2232410

    This would also work
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099TNGG8/...pUvbUpU2232410

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    11-23-2013 02:49 AM
  4. trywithaustin's Avatar
    I am going to micro USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 then a female usb 3.0 to female USB 3.0 to get my USB 3.0 port.

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    Thanks, still why is a female USB 3.0 to female USB 3.0 is required?
    11-23-2013 08:58 AM
  5. lovenokia's Avatar
    Thanks, still why is a female USB 3.0 to female USB 3.0 is required?
    I don't think it is, this gives you a USB port like the surface 2.

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    11-23-2013 09:47 AM
  6. trywithaustin's Avatar
    I don't think it is, this gives you a USB port like the surface 2
    There is no full size USB like the surface.. its a mini USB as per the spec..
    11-23-2013 05:22 PM
  7. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    11-23-2013 05:40 PM
  8. lovenokia's Avatar
    There is no full size USB like the surface.. its a mini USB as per the spec..
    I don't think think, external hard drives use micro USB 3.0 vs 2.0 because it must offer similar speeds to full size port.

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    11-23-2013 06:30 PM
  9. lovenokia's Avatar
    Thanks, still why is a female USB 3.0 to female USB 3.0 is required?
    Wrong link

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004574Y7E/...pUvbUpU2233390

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    11-23-2013 06:31 PM
  10. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    The USB port can charge a phone, but u need micro USB 2 male connectors at both ends, or use the micro to full size usb3 adaptors as noted by other posts.

    Per Nokia FAQ:
    Your tablet supports charging only through the dedicated charging connector, not through the USB connector. As a USB host your tablet can provide power for USB accessories connected to it, you can for example charge your phone from Lumia 2520.
    11-26-2013 05:59 PM
  11. meathead88's Avatar
    what about a micro USB to micro USB cable????
    11-27-2013 03:24 PM
  12. SouthernSig's Avatar
    11-29-2013 03:48 PM
  13. SouthernSig's Avatar
    what about a micro USB to micro USB cable????
    Use a regular USB 2.0 B Micro Male to USB 2.0 B Micro Male cable, USB 3.0 B Micro accepts USB 2.0 B Micro

    In other words, she don't discriminate.
    11-30-2013 02:38 AM
  14. GizmoEV's Avatar
    Hey,

    Does anyone know if we can connect an external hard disk drive with the Nokia 2520? Will the micro-USB port provide sufficient power to power a USB 3.0 based 2.5/3.5" portable hard disk with a micro-USB to full USB connector?

    I know that an externally powered hard disk works, just wanted to know if the USB powered ones too will work.? Pl let know.
    I don't have a USB 3 HD but I do have a 500GB USB 2 Seagate FreeAgent Go drive and it works just fine. I tested a 2.5 hour HD movie and it only took 40% of the battery charge.
    12-15-2013 09:49 PM
  15. trywithaustin's Avatar
    Finally I got to test my Lumia 2520 with various list of USB devices.

    Amazon.com : Afunta 15CM Standard USB3.0 Female to Micro USB 3.0 Male OTG(On-The-Go) Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9000 N9002 N9005 : Computer Cable Usb To Usb Adapters : Computers & Accessories

    I used the above connector. Thanks to GizmoEV and Robertre and daelumia for their suggestions. Here is the list of devices I found working with my tablet

    • Seagate 1 TB HDD USB 3.0 and it works (USB powered)
    • 8GB, 16G USB drives
    • A multi-card reader

    The list will be updated with more later today.
    12-16-2013 05:12 PM

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