Samsung Galaxy S9 Media Connections
Apr 18, 2022
Connecting an external USB flash drive/disc drive to an Android smartphone:
Use a USB A/USB C adapter cable if required. Depending on the size of the
connected disc drive, it may take a minute for your smartphone to index your connected
drive and make the content available. The example below is for a 5 TB Seagate "One Touch" drive.
USB flash drives should index very quickly (a few secs). Hard drives will require
longer and draw power from your smartphone. Make sure your smartphone is well charged.
The external drive will appear in "My Files" as an external storage device (similar to how
drives connected to any computer appear). In the notifications display on your smartphone, there
will be a selection to "unmount" the connected drive safely.
Connecting an Hitachi LG GP96Y CD/DVD drive to an Android smartphone:
This compact CD/DVD drive was designed to allow direct connection to Android smartphones
as well as Windows and Mac computers. With CD/DVD drives being less common with the low
cost of USB drives, compact external CD/DVD drives are a convenient extension if you have
a large collection of audio, DVD-video or data storage CD/DVDs. Particularly handy is the
ability to directly connect a CD/DVD drive to a smartphone. Most compact external drives
don't have this capability which makes the
Hitachi LG GP96Y
interesting. It requires 2 small (free) apps (from Andrioid Google Play Store)
to run properly: DISC LINK Platinum and TrueDVD+
Hitachi LG GP96