iPad Pro iPad Pro 10.5” Transfer speeds test

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  1. d5aqoëp, Jun 6, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019

    d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

    d5aqoëp

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    I got the Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter for transferring files between my iPad Pro 10.5” and Sandisk Extreme Pro 256GB USB 3 flash drive which has USB 3.1 Type A connector.

    File used: A 4 GB ipsw firmware file and timed the transfer using stop watch to calculate speed.
    Result? Success. It really works

    Pros:
    • Yes it works. My flash drive is seen as EXTREME256 in Files app of iOS 13 beta 1.
    • Transfer speed from flash drive to iPad was 88 MBps which is higher than USB 2 speeds which cap out at under 40 MBps.
    • Now you can download huge files to iPad using Safari and transfer them back to your flash drives using this specific adaptter
    Cons:
    • Needed to be powered by inserting a lightning charging cable into the dongle to power the device.
    • Transfer speed from iPad to flash drive was 38 MBps which is mediocre and is USB 2 type speed.
    • Files app hanged crashed many times when Copy function was used. I had to use Move option which resulted in Copy on both devices and did not delete the file from source destination.
    Link to buy the connector on amazon.com
    https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Lightning-USB3-Camera-Adapter/dp/B01F7KJDIM
     
  2. 01011010 macrumors newbie

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    Can you please which connector did you use for the flash drive?
     
  3. d5aqoëp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    d5aqoëp

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    I used USB 3.1 Type-A connector as that is the connector on Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter (Not USB-C)
     
  4. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

    AutomaticApple

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    Impressive! Didn’t think it’d work like that.
     
  5. 01011010 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you
     
  6. john.spirou Suspended

    john.spirou

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    So, if you are on the road... You can't do that... Such a shame. You need to carry a power bank for this.
     

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