1TB USB Hard Drive (Colorado USB 2.0)
2TB USB Hard Drive (WD Elements USB 3.0)
OTG Cable w/ USB to Micro USB Connectors
Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone (T-Mobile) and Note 8 Tablet (Wi-Fi only)
Windows 7 Desktop Machine (NTFS File System)
Trying to copy large files (6GB to 8GB) from Windows machine to the USB hard drive. The USB hard drive will be connected to my Android phone or tablet using the OTG cable.
When the USB drive was formatted to exFAT using the Format tool that comes with Windows 7 (and files copied to the USB drive), the Android device (connected using OTG cable) was able to recognize the USB drive, but the USB drive appeared to have no files on it.
I then tried using the Ridgecrop FAT32 format tool. After "quick" format of the USB drive to FAT32 with allocation unit size of 32K, I could not copy the 6GB file to it. Error message said the file was too large for the operating system. Then tried 64K allocation unit size, but same error message.
NOTE: My Android devices do not have a native formatting tool on them (as some YouTube tutorials have suggested) that I can find (I've looked in Settings > More > Storage.)
NOTE: I do not want to "root" my devices.
How do I allow my Android device to read 6GB files from my USB hard drive?