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USB storage mode [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-13 13:30:43 +0200

michdeskunk gravatar image

updated 2014-07-12 02:43:20 +0200

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The USB mode for mass storage have a lot of problems! windows XP does not install the driver; on Win 7 i have no problem... but the N9 USB storage mode is the best! jolla are too confusing method; very strange!

then the problem is: the system does not recognize jolla like a USB mass storage and i have trouble to install driver

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by lk
close date 2014-01-13 14:42:55.990450

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Sorry, but what is the question/problem exactly? There are a lot of posts about USB here already and there is help in jolla.zendesk.com.

gabriel ( 2014-01-13 13:42:34 +0200 )edit

copying from jolla to PC take too long time! it's crazy sometimes ask me if i want to convert a video/audio when copy into jolla.. i hate this thing because i can't use my jolla like a mass storage when i traveling

michdeskunk ( 2014-01-13 13:45:35 +0200 )edit

ok, so can you rephrase your question a bit better? Specify which OS you are talking about, specify how long is the file or files that you want to copy and how long does it take? Maybe some screenshots somewhere? Your question reads like complaining right now.

gabriel ( 2014-01-13 13:47:44 +0200 )edit

I'm closing this as a duplicate as the answer links to the explanation why USB mass storage mode is not implemented.

lk ( 2014-01-13 14:42:45 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-13 13:47:29 +0200

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updated 2014-01-13 14:32:32 +0200

This question has been extendedly covered in various threads, e.g. here: https://together.jolla.com/question/10002/alternative-to-mtp-usb-mass-storage/. Short wrap up is:

  • home partition in internal emmc of your Jolla Device is btrfs which cannot be mounted by your Windows machine

  • sdcard can be formated using FAT but FAT does not support beeing mounted by two hosts at once. Data corruption may occur if beeing accessed by your Jolla and your Windows device at the same time.

Several solutions are suggested which include:

  • unmount sdcard in Jolla before making it avaiable on USB-host device
  • write 'virtual FAT' file system, that presents emmc or sdcard using a journaling filesystem like btrfs as FAT to USB host. However this would be a lagrger development effort.
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Btrfs filesystem

Tmvk ( 2014-01-13 13:55:19 +0200 )edit

Thanks ....

Aequanix ( 2014-01-13 14:05:24 +0200 )edit

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