08-01-2019 05:30 PM
I have been searching to see if it is possible to connect an external hard drive to the Yoga Book 930C so that I can import/export Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote files to and from my external hard drive to the Yoga Book via the Yoga Book's USB-C. Is this possible?
Overall I work as a professor thus I am hoping to use a Yoga Book 930C for note taking at conferences, classes, and meetings (taking both text and math/chemical formulae notes). As such I would like to be able to transfer the notes from OneNotes to my laptop as well as have my Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on my Yoga Book so that I can work on materials as time allows.
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08-01-2019 07:19 PM
Absolutely. Depending on your external hard drive, you may need a USB type A to USB-C adapter. But it'll work.
08-02-2019 07:10 AM
Not sure how much you keep on that external hard drive, but you can save even more weight by using the SD card tray. Micro SD cards come in pretty high capacities, these days. I have my File History, documents and a few videos stored on mine. For my periodic road trips across Florida, I just toss it in the truck and go. I generally don't even bother with the power supply. Battery life well exceeds my time on the road.
08-02-2019 09:37 AM - edited 08-02-2019 09:52 AM
The external is a decent size drive of which I have a lot of PowerPoints (as well as .pdf), Word, and Excel that are work related. Yet I was planning on adding a 200GB SD card to the Yoga Book as I can only find the 128GB version in my area, thus this should give me plenty of room on the Yoga Book.
My main interest was ease of getting the Word/PowerPoint/Excel files onto and off the Yoga Book, as well as transfer OneNotes from the Yoga Book to a desktop or laptop (both Windows 10 and MacOS). It sounds, though, like the Yoga Book with its USB-C should do fine.
Thank you again as I really appreciate the help!
08-24-2019 04:22 PM
You may like to try this out. It gets litte warmer ...but I am pretty happy with it, especially data transfer is super fast, I feel.
Please check this out:
08-26-2019 06:33 AM
Here's a pretty good article explaining the type and capacity of the MicroSD slot:
In a nutshell, according to that article, anything over 512Gb is going to be a diceroll. I have a 64Gb in mine, now. Handles File HIstory, a backup and still has room for some movies for when I travel with it. Might kick it up to 256, but given the prices for 512 and up, I doubt I'll be the one to try-it-and-see. Here's hoping someone else has already done it.