Make your Windows Mobile device appear as a USB Mass storage device


http://www.modaco.com/WM5torage-t238545.html


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This program will export the flash memory card as usual USB Mass Storage device (ordinary “usb disk”) – effectively turning smartphone into flash reader. It works with many (not all) Smartphones and PDAs on the market that use WM5 as OS.


Comments (8)
  1. bryant says:

    Very nice. It is also pretty slow. 45 seconds for a 21MB file vs. < 1 sec when I transfer the same file to my rally usb stick…

  2. MSDNArchive says:

    I think right now it only supports USB 1.1 instead of USB 2.0 so your times would be correct as USB 2.0 is 40 times faster

  3. Mike says:

    Once it is recognised as a mass storage device – you can create en encrypted partion on the device – and store all confidential data there. Or even use the device for secure login to PC.

    Here is a howto on how to do it:

    (applies to PALM but is quite generic when it comes to encrypted disks and logon)

    <a href="http://www.dekart.com/howto/howto_disk_encryption/howto_palm_security_token/">http://www.dekart.com/howto/howto_disk_encryption/howto_palm_security_token/</a&gt;

  4. Ingvarr says:

    Yes, it does not support USB high-speed. That because it uses USB hardware driver that built in the OS, and currently there are no WM5 PDAs or Smartphones that have hardware&software support for USB 2.0 and High-Speed transfers. If such PDAs/Smartphones will appear, WM5torage will instantly take advantage of them.

    Even with USB 1, its significantly faster then copying via ActiveSync, because of more efficient coding.

  5. Jack says:

    At last! I have been waiting for a utility like this for years!

    I believe Microsoft should include support for this in the OS.

    It’s very stupid that the user has to install ActiveSync on a machine just to access the memory card.

    I wouln’t want anyone installing an application (like ActiveSync) on my desktop machine just to access a file on their phone.

  6. Jack says:

    Here is an application that does the same thing and works on Pocket PCs using Window Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE and Windows Mobile 5. However it costs $14.95.

    http://www.softick.com/pocket-pc/cardexport2/

    They are working on a Smartphone version.

  7. OK,&amp;nbsp; so maybe this photo isn’t quite the experience you would get but I feel its a good start,&amp;nbsp;…

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