Best way to access flash drive using ipad

caughtintheweb

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I have a 32 GB ipad first generation and I have realized that I dont enough memory on it. Is there anyway to store my documents, pics, music etc on a usb flash drive / airport / hd and use it with my ipad without turning on the computer. I dont take my macs around when I travel and it becomes a bit of a headache.
 

iKIKO

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hi mate. you actually can do that but need to jailbreak the ipad and install an app called iFile. and need the CCK from apple
 

porcupine8

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JSYK, you don't necessarily need the CCK from Apple - I bought a knockoff for $7 on Amazon and it works great - plus it has SD and USB on the same dongle.

But yeah, you have to be jailbroken to use it for anything other than photos.
 

caughtintheweb

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Thanks a lot guys for your reply. I already have the CCR. I was hoping not to jail break as I guess I have to jailbreak evertime there is an update ?

@darngooddesign ... which wifi devices work with ipad ? Can I use airport extreme and access data from there in the ipad ?
 

caughtintheweb

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Wow. All these options are so expensive. I guess I will be sticking to deleting unnecessary files to save $200.
 

tremlock

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Muscleflex

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i can't see why you need all of 32gb to store your data at any one time - just delete and carry what you need. don't be a data whore! ;)
 

bufffilm

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That's funny.
not really.

maybe some people have better things to do with their time than to have to continually manage their space on the ipad. certainly doesn't answer the OP's original question about what alternatives are out there to help supplement their limited storage.
 

darngooddesign

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not really.

maybe some people have better things to do with their time than to have to continually manage their space on the ipad. certainly doesn't answer the OP's original question about what alternatives are out there to help supplement their limited storage.
MF was suggesting that people spend their time managing the space on their iPad because according to him, 32GB is more than enough space. I replied by saying that was a silly thing to say.

We did infact offer the OP alternatives.
 

MrWillie

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How about DropBox, MobileMe (Sorry iCloud), Sugar sync, ect ?

Also there is nothing wrong with managing your data. It makes it easier to access what you have and want.

I also don't understand people that insist on using an iPad for an iPod, when the iPod does a better job.
 

HengenJL

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Like others I definitely recommend Dropbox, SugarSync, and Box.net which are all free. Dropbox = 2GB, SugarSync = 5GB, Box.net = 50GB. Apps like Goodreader can access all 3.
 

darngooddesign

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How about DropBox, MobileMe (Sorry iCloud), Sugar sync, ect ?
These only work when you are around wifi or have a 3G signal. On 3G more than one movie will plow though your cellular data limit.

Also there is nothing wrong with managing your data. It makes it easier to access what you have and want.
Having enough drive space is easier.

I also don't understand people that insist on using an iPad for an iPod, when the iPod does a better job.
Are you going to buy me an iPod?
 
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b166er

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I hate to say it but iCloud really is a good option for space limited devices. I am already starting to come around and use it for documents and music management. My iPad is 16gb and I instantly regretted not getting a larger capacity model. But over the last few weeks iCloud has been easing the burdon and now I'm thinking maybe it was money well saved.
 
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