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Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android Review Part 2

Mar 01, 2010, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Archos 5 IT supports both MTP and MSC/UMS http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2010/01/transfer-protocol-rundown.php as well as a debug mode and an USBnet mode that lets you connect the Archos to the Internet via a USB cable to a computer with an Internet connection. Android is based on Linux, and the file system on the device isn't accepted by Windows (at least it wasn't for me) when connecting in MSC mode, so it will prompt you to format if you select that option. As of FW 1.7.71 you can do this from the device itself, and that will leave you with FAT32 as the file system. This does however mean you can't transfer files larger than 4GB, which might be an issue if you have HD movie rips. MTP works fine though without any reformatting, although it gets a bit tedious to click "transfer anyways" 374643 times when WMP thinks that the video file can't be played on the device. MTP is generally good at letting you know when a file isn't supported, but that whole functionality becomes a mess with a player that supports this many formats."

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