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Gracie W answered on August 25, 2011
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No tablet except the Asus transformer can power a portable hard drive and only through their keyboard dock. Most tablets don't have enough power to turn on large external devices such as an optical drive or hard drive. If you want to be able to connect to those devices then you need to get a usb powered hub or use a desktop external hard drive with its own power supply or an optical drive with its own power supply. The usb port on tablets are only capable of powering flash drives.
P. Mai answered on August 23, 2011
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Yes you can attach any 2.0 external hard drive that is designed to use the power from the usb such as a Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 3.0/2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Midnight Black) .
You can also attach an external DVD drive that runs off the usb power, such as the AmazonBasics USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive (Black)
Gracie W answered on August 17, 2011
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thanks
U. Shelat answered on August 18, 2011
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Scott D. Espenschied answered on December 26, 2012
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I do. I use a WD 500 gig XHD. The usb plugs into the dock USB port. there is no port in the tablet.
Jeff Miller answered on April 18, 2013
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