Hi: I've thought about getting an iPad & bluetooth keyboard as traveling replacements for my wife's 15" Toshiba PC notebook. But on a recent scuba diving trip to Bonaire in the Caribbean, I did something with the Toshiba that from what I understand would be hard to do with an iPad. My buddy & I took a few gigs of underwater (& above water) photos on 2 Bonaire trips this year. Some other members of our group wanted a copy of those photos. So, I simply did right click, new folder on the desktop, went to My Pictures, & copied the folders with those multiple gigs of pics into that new folder. Then I drug that folder onto my Western Digital Passport 500 gig external USB-2 HD, & loaned them the Passport to hook to their notebook computers & copy to their computers. I'm under the impression that you can't do that with an iPad. There is a popular app., Drop Box, but the free version has around a 2 gig storage limit if memory serves, and you've got to copy files one-by-one (not an option with a few thousand photos). I get that there's a gadget for getting pics from SD cards to the iPad, but what about getting pics from the iPad to an external HD? This this simply a task outside the iPad's practical capability, or am I missing an easy method? Thanks! Richard.