I have a 2 TB hard drive full of movies. I am getting bored watching movies on the computer so I decided buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab. My hard drive is NTFS and my friends told me that I have to convert NTFS to exFAT to able to see my files on the tablet. My question is, if I convert my hard drive from NTFS to exFAT, will I be able to watch the files on the tablet? If not, what should I do to be able to do so?

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    How are you connecting the hard drive? If it's connected to a computer already, it would likely be easiest to access it via SMB over Wi-Fi. Unless the files are massive or your router very slow, playback should work fine. Mar 1, 2015 at 19:36
  • i am connecting hard drive to tab with usb but tab does not recognise my hard drive and my friend told me that i have to convert it. i am asking if it is true or not. Mar 1, 2015 at 19:43
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    I would try connecting a USB thumb drive formatted in those different formats first to see if your tab recognizes either, before I wiped my hard drive. I agree with @Matthew Read that accessing it over a network is a lot better. Mar 1, 2015 at 19:48

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The Galaxy Tab appears to support exFAT, so yes — you could back up your files, format the drive, and restore the files. Then the connection should work.

If you are rooted, there are ways to mount NTFS drives directly. Paragon Mounther should be able to do so.

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