iPad Pro iPadOS with LaCie 5tb external?

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  1. MacUserUK macrumors member

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    Before I go ahead and order this external drive can anyone who has this actual drive confirm it’ll work fine with the current beta.

    LaCie Mobile Drive 5TB External Hard Drive USB-C USB 3.0

    https://store.apple.com/uk/xc/product/HMU12ZM/A
     
  2. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    Will check right now.
     
  3. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    Just guessing but there’s no way iPad Pro USB-C port has enough juice to power that beast.
    With that being said. I fully Expect the 2019 iPad Pro to offer a Full Speed full fledged Thunderbolt 3 port. Which will be a game changer.
    So Data transfer speeds via USB-C are just USB 3.0 speeds which are pretty slow Vs. Thunderbolt 3.
     
  4. MacUserUK thread starter macrumors member

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    How did it go?
     
  5. steve23094, Jun 10, 2019
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    steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    Somebody on another thread said they had problems getting the Beta to recognise disks over 4TB. You might want to check that out before committing to a purchase.
     
  6. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    That is just useless then. Even most usb or sd cards are more than 4gb.
     
  7. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry. 4GB was a typo. Meant 4TB.
     
  8. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen some saying you can connect multiple external hard drives at once through a USB hub.
     
  9. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    I think that might have been me. And someone with the same disk said they could get it to work but had to plug something else in to get it to show up.

    I personally still haven’t had any luck - but it’s still possible that’s it’s a power issue - though I’m starting to doubt that now.

    Regardless - I think it’s still a little buggy, hoping for improvements in future betas.
     
  10. nicho macrumors 68020

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    They did say they were acknowledging the 90s!
     
  11. felixroqu3 macrumors 6502

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    I have a question. So with the new iPadOS, will i be able to backup my photos from the photos app into an external usb-c harddrive?
     
  12. Elwe macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can, as long as you consider an export to be the same as a backup.
     
  13. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

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    Check out the video at around 5.55 which shows them transferring files from photo album to files app and an external drive.

     
  14. felixroqu3 macrumors 6502

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    Wow you're amazing! Thank you!
     

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