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iChedddd
May 19, 2013, 02:09 PM
Well I'm new and need help with my ipad. I only have a 16gb ipad 2 and need more space for movie and music. I know that seagate satellite mobile wireless storage hard drive works but I don't have 150 to just spend on that. So I looked on eBay and found this,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seagate-Expansion-500-GB-External-STBX500200-Portable-RRP-45-/140978313501?pt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item20d2f6591d

I was just wondering if anyone has either bought something like this or knows if it will work and is good or not, thanks.



RadDave
May 19, 2013, 04:02 PM
Hello - the 'stock' iPad will not function w/ a cabled external HD; although the CCK (Camera Connection Kit) comes w/ a USB adapter, the sole purpose is to attach a digital camera for transferring images. So sorry but any external storage device that needs a cabled connection is not an option.

As you already mentioned, a 'wireless' solution is your main choice, and a number exist - e.g. checkout the iUSBport HERE (http://www.hypershop.com/HyperDrive-iUSBport-s/210.htm) - hopefully, others will 'chime in' who may have solved this issue on the iPad - good luck! :)

EDH667
May 19, 2013, 04:15 PM
I have tried just about all of the wireless streamers and have been pretty impressed with the Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CEB5QU2/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You can use SD or USB flash drives. I have been using a couple of micro-SDXC 64GB cards and it has been working great. It also has the additional benefit of being a back-up battery for your iPhone. For $69.99 US. it is not a bad price especially if you already have some flash storage cards lying around.

Cptnodegard
May 20, 2013, 02:24 AM
Jailbroken iPads can use USB HDDs

SaintsMac
May 20, 2013, 11:01 AM
I have tried just about all of the wireless streamers and have been pretty impressed with the Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CEB5QU2/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You can use SD or USB flash drives. I have been using a couple of micro-SDXC 64GB cards and it has been working great. It also has the additional benefit of being a back-up battery for your iPhone. For $69.99 US. it is not a bad price especially if you already have some flash storage cards lying around.

I second the Kingston. It works great so far.