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[trinity-users] Re: [trinity-users] MTP again

From: "Steven D'Aprano via tde-users" <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:01 +1100
On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 05:55:07PM -0400, BorgLabs - Kate Draven wrote:

> USB Mass storage was removed a long time ago by google. They claim the other 
> ftps are better. They just removed it because it's easier to track data 
> transfers on MS and Apple that way.

I don't think that Android devices "phone home" to Google with 
information about your data transfers so Google can track them.

Under USB storage, the computer mounting it has exclusive access to the 
drive while it is mounted. That's a feature for USB external hard 
drives, but a disadvantage for phones and cameras where people expect to 
still be able to access their data even when the device is mounted on 
the computer.

More here:

> I had an LG phone with USB MS and it never had a problem. Until it was run 
> over by a pickup truck. It didn't work well after that. 0_o

The first external hard drive I ever purchased was 40 megabytes, the 
size of a phone directory, and literally armoured. The company selling 
them advertised it by driving a car over it to prove it could take just 
about anything.

40 whole megabytes. I thought I would never fill it. Back then I could 
fit the OS, a two dozen or more games, and data files on a single 800K 
floppy disk.

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