best USB adaptor for hard drives

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  1. razmonster macrumors regular

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    i have an older WD passport hard drive that i want to move music files off of and into iTunes on an iPad.

    what's the best USB adaptor for me to purchase?


    thank you!
     
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    I believe Apple’s adaptor would be best, but are you aware of this working with other drives?
    Not sure it does.
    Is your drive bus powered?
     
  3. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    it has a separate power source. im asking because I see apple offers a couple different ones that seem to all do the same thing
     
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    Post links to what you’re looking at
     
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    You’ll have more luck with the USB 3 version I think.
    What apps will you use this with?
     
  6. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not using it with any apps. i just have a folder of mp3s i want to drop into iTunes that's it
     
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    From the drive to your iPad?
    This will not work for that.
     
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    Nothing that can get it into the native Music app that I’m aware of.
     
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    iTunes. Apple wants us to use iTunes:(
     

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