Android MTP Driver
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) is the devised set of custom extension to Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). It supports the transfer of the following:
- Music files on digital audio players,
- Media files of portable media players,
- Personal information on personal digital assistants.
MTP has become a big improvement over the USB mass storage. In case a device has a lot of internal memory, then the manufacturer no longer needs to come up with hard partitions between the internal storage and USB mass storage. Instead of this, they are both in one partition where MTP provides access to media files directory which would normally be available through USB mass storage.
This, therefore, means that there would be no need for applications on the SD cards for such devices. This is because what was initially the `internal SD card’ is now in the same partition as where applications are stored.
Storage on the device can thus be used for either media or application depending on what the user would like to put on it. In this case, the user does not have to be concerned with the amount of space left for the two areas. In addition, media storage does not have to be unmounted from android when being accessed through the PC.
MTP vs. USB (MSC)
One of the major advantages of MTP over USB mass storage device is that the storage device (USB) operates at the granularity of a mass storage device block and more particularly a `FAT block’ instead of at logical file level. Rather than file system which would be safely shared by the target device, the USB mass storage class storage has been designed to give the host computer undifferentiated access to bulk mass storage such as compact flash.
Practically, on the USB host computer mounting an MSC partition, it assumes total control of the storage. This may not be modified safely by the device without risking data corruption until the host computer serves the connection.
There are different varieties of the driver in order to suit the type of device a user has.
The following are some of the Android MTP drivers in the market:
- Samsung Android MTP Driver
- Android MTP Galaxy S
- Android MTP Windows 7 64
With numerous free download soft-wares for the android driver, it would be wise for users to be careful when downloading since some of the free downloads contain infected file which would pose a risk for any device in which it is being downloaded. In conclusion, Android MTP Driver is an excellent program that most users would find convenient.