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Samsung A8 tab 10.5 (2021) USB

(Topic created on: 20-05-2022 02:57 PM)
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LLNN
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I have a A8 tab 10.5 (2021) and want to be able to put a memory stick into it (ie a usb).

Does anyone know what adaptor would work to enable this?

There are 1000s of different adaptors/hubs out there and I don't know how to find one that works with this tablet. I'm not very technologically minded so I'm stuck!

I hope someone can help me with this.

Thanks

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AshP_
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We do stock a Multiport Adapter on our website that will allow you to connect a USB stick to your Tab A8, you can view this here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/computer-accessories/multiport-adapter-ee-p5400usegww/

Alternatively, purchasing a standard OTG (On The Go) adapter from a reputable third-party retailer will work just fine, just be sure to check the reviews.

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antikythera
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Any usb-A to usb-c will work. If you are in the UK look on the Scan website as they have the right sort.

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AshP_
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We do stock a Multiport Adapter on our website that will allow you to connect a USB stick to your Tab A8, you can view this here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/computer-accessories/multiport-adapter-ee-p5400usegww/

Alternatively, purchasing a standard OTG (On The Go) adapter from a reputable third-party retailer will work just fine, just be sure to check the reviews.

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antikythera
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Any usb-A to usb-c will work. If you are in the UK look on the Scan website as they have the right sort.
LLNN
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Thanks for the reply.

I did buy a OTG but it wouldn't plug into my tablet - wrong shape to plug in.

How do I know what shape/type of port to go for? I havn't seen the A8 tab listed as a compatible device. The Samsung one looks expensive, I hope there is a cheaper option!

Any further advice would be appreciated.

 

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JAMES4578
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Hi @LLNN   In addition to the beneficial  information @AshP_ and @antikythera  provided   you may find this video helpful.

In terms of  otg's  you may wish to look at this article https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-usb-otg-5-cool-ways-use-android/ 

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


LLNN
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Thank you @JAMES4578 @antikythera @AshP_ I will follow your leads and see what I can find.

Just one small extra question - should I go for usb 2 or usb 3? Or are they compatible?

Thanks again, LLNN

 

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JAMES4578
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Hi @LLNN  The Tab A8  supports USB 2.0.  https://www.samsung.com/uk/tablets/galaxy-tab-a/galaxy-tab-a8  A  USB 3.0 connection would work as backward compatible but would be at the lower speed.

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


LLNN
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Many thanks for your help.

 

dom36
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can you tell me that why my tab a8 does not recognize any external storage besides sd. I am trying to connect a thumb drive and the tablet will not recognize anything through the usb c.

 

Thank you and hope to hear from someone that might have my answer

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