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Larpy
Oct 5, 2010, 01:14 PM
Is this even possible?? I would love to keep my itunes library and videos on an external hard drive or at least part of my collection on the hard drive and the other part on the ipad. any ideas?



nixiemaiden
Oct 5, 2010, 01:36 PM
I don't think this is possible. The camera connection kit can only see certain file formats. Also the camera connection kit can't power an external hard drive. The only way to do this would be to have your itunes library on your computer pointing to an external hard drive but you would still need that computer in order to sync.

alust2013
Oct 5, 2010, 01:40 PM
At this point, that isn't possible, due to the lack of connectivity

oli356
Oct 5, 2010, 01:47 PM
Would've thought there is a jailbreak thing for it tbh..

gagan2000
Oct 5, 2010, 03:20 PM
Would've thought there is a jailbreak thing for it tbh..

Actually there is a device which can help you achieve that. Its made by hypermac...more info on their website:

http://www.hypershop.com/HyperDrive-iPad-Hard-Drive-s/183.htm

cheers

Larpy
Oct 6, 2010, 01:47 AM
hey that is sort of cool but pricey. I guess i was thinking of some sort of hack that would allow a normal external hard drive to work. Of course you would have to have an external power supply. perhaps the next ipad will address this:rolleyes:

myoldwatermill
Oct 11, 2010, 08:32 PM
Jailbreak now, and then use ifile.

Done.

Benjamins
Oct 14, 2010, 12:31 AM
Is this even possible?? I would love to keep my itunes library and videos on an external hard drive or at least part of my collection on the hard drive and the other part on the ipad. any ideas?

I am pretty sure you can keep your iTunes library and videos on an external hard drive, and the other part on the iPad. That is absolutely possible.

What you just can't do is connect the hard drive to iPad.

musicpenguy
Oct 14, 2010, 08:47 PM
Is this even possible?? I would love to keep my itunes library and videos on an external hard drive or at least part of my collection on the hard drive and the other part on the ipad. any ideas?

Check out ZumoCast - I now have access to my entire DroboPro over 3G or WiFi and can watch movies it will play audio in the background on iOS 4.2 and I can open up files in other apps for editing.

A fantastic app!