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 Post subject: Tablets and USB
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:42 am 
Sharptooth
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Hey everybody,

Had customer come in today and asked me something that peaked my curiosity. She is on the fence about possibly getting a tablet for work but quickly realized she was going to run into a stumbling block of presenting things off of a DVD. Which got me wondering, if you took a USB optical drive and hooked it up to a tablet (taking a stab in the dark and guessing there isn't much in the way of optical drives for Android) with windows 8 on it, would it work?

Now if I had a windows tablet here I would try it out, but all I have is some Galaxy Tab 2's. So has anyone else been curious enough to try this? So far google has given me much.

Also, on tablets that only have a single USB port do USB hubs work?

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Tablets and USB
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:31 am 
Smithfield
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I tried it on my ASUS Transformer Infinity and got nothing. My guess though is that Android doesn't have a driver for optical disks because nobody was expecting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tablets and USB
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:23 pm 
Sharptooth
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Ok, thanks LatiosXT, any chance you have a USB hub that you could test?
Anyone have a Windows tablet that could give it a try?


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