Connect a storage device
You can connect a storage device such as a keychain drive, portable hard drive, or a
digital camera in storage mode to the front USB port. The front USB port is located
beneath the memory card slots.
NOTE: Digital cameras that are in storage mode can be attached to the front USB
port. The device treats cameras that are in this mode as a normal storage device.
Digital cameras in storage mode are referred to as storage devices throughout this
If your USB device does not fit into this port due to size limitations, or if the
connector on the device is shorter than 11 millimeters, you will need to purchase a
USB extension cable in order to use your device with this port. For more
information on supported USB devices, see
Check your camera documentation to verify how to change the USB mode to
storage mode. Different cameras use different terms to describe the storage mode.
For instance, some cameras have a digital camera setting and a disk drive
setting. In this instance, the disk drive setting is the storage mode setting. If
storage mode does not work on your camera, you might need to upgrade the
camera firmware. For more information, see the documentation that came with the
Once you have connected the storage device, you can do the following with the files
that are stored on your storage device:
Transfer the files to your computer
View photos (color display only)
Work with memory devices
Edit photos using the control panel (color display only)
NOTE: Edits are for printing only. They will not be saved to the memory card
or storage device.
CAUTION: Never attempt to disconnect a storage device while it is being
accessed. Doing so can damage files on the storage device. You can safely
remove a storage device only when the status light next to the memory card slots
is not blinking.