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Is there any possibility of hooking up a external cd/dvd drive/burner to a kindle fire hd?

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Initial post: Feb 28, 2013 10:18:21 PM PST
Jamie Spiers says:
I am getting the kindle fire he & would like to know if there is any way to utilize a external Cd/Dvd drive/burner with the new hd fire so I can replace my computer with it. Thank you in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 10:22:35 PM PST
No, the USB socket can not host devices like that.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 10:31:57 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Nope. The USB port is just for transfering content and charging from your computer. It cannot host any devices. Think of the Fire as a external hard drive itself.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 4:26:30 AM PST
A kindle fire is not a computer replacement.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 5:10:37 AM PST
There's an Android app called Stickmount that enables this but requires rooting the device, which most users don't want to do. It works fine on the Nexus 7 but I've never tried it on a Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 5:46:51 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Maybe not but my Toshiba Thrive can utilize external devices just fine. Have I mentioned I love my Thrive... :)

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 6:26:11 AM PST
Jeff, are you running Jelly Bean on your Thrive? For me, being able to update to the lastest Android OS is one of the main reasons to go with a stock android tablet instead of a forked version of Android such as the Fire. I love the Jelly Bean OS on my Nexus 7 but will probably upgrade to a 10" tablet this year. I haven't decided which one yet but it won't be a Fire unless Amazon introduces one running the latest stock version of Android. I fail to understand the reasoning behind Amazon's decision to stick with an out-of-date, modified Android OS and their proprietary Silk browser. It made sense when they came out with the original Fire because they were pioneering a low-priced tablet and the stock Android OS was still not all that great for tablets.

It's a different story today and I hope Amazon will re-visit their decision and come out with a new Fire running the stock android OS. As heavily invested as I am in the Amazon content system, I'd go back to the Fire in an instant if they did so and gave me a full set of features such as GPS, VPN and host mode USB support, etc.
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