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# 162083 28-Jan-2015 16:24
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Can a S5 owner tell me if the phone will power up a 2.5" external drive via OTG cable or will the drive need an external power supply?

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  # 1225049 30-Jan-2015 00:13
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I think you will find that depends on the drive. I have an old note2. It will run some drives and not some others.

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  # 1225053 30-Jan-2015 00:47
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1eStar: I think you will find that depends on the drive. I have an old note2. It will run some drives and not some others.

The Note 2 output less power to connected devices than later Samsung phones, I used a 2tb drive with my Note 3 without an external power source (drive formatted to Fat32, unsure how much difference that might have made). I would think the S5 should manage most.

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  # 1226132 1-Feb-2015 10:07
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My S5 powers up a 2.5" iomega hard drive via OTG no worries.

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