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Old 18-03-2013, 18:48
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Or is there some 'ejection' procedure?

I'm using a Nexus Media Importer on a Nexus 7 connected to a flash drive via OTG cable. I've found a 'Disconnect' option in the app - is that all I need to do?
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Old 18-03-2013, 19:08
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Providing the nexus 7 isnt reading or writing it is safe to just whip the lead out.
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Old 18-03-2013, 19:25
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The problem I'm having is after unplugging one flash drive it won't recognise a different one (or an external HDD) until I power off / power on again.
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:49
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Did you fully exit the app that was using it? i.e. swipe it away from the recent apps list, or use Exit rather than just the back button?
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Old 20-03-2013, 15:43
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Yes...I've tried everything I know to ensure that the app is not running before I unplug.

Subsidiary question: has anyone got a portable (unpowered) USB hard drive to work with this app and, if so, which make is it? I understand that the Nexus 7 can't provide enough power for some portable drives.
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Old 20-03-2013, 16:43
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I have a Samsung 10.1, the manual recommends de mounting before unplugging usb device.
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