USB thumb drives for iPhone and iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by laragheast, May 8, 2016.

  1. laragheast macrumors member

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    Hi Guys
    is anybody using usb thumb/flash drive for holding videos on to play on iPad and if so
    what make and model please i need to buy to some external storage for my iPad .
    Thank You
     
  2. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I have been using the Airstash for a couple of years, mainly for document storage from work that I can easily access from my iPad and iPhone.
     
  3. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    I tried the Leef iAccess on my Air 2 and found it unsuitable to the extent that I went through three of them before getting a refund from Leef. Lots of problems with it not being able to see/access more than a couple of mp4 videos loaded on it and it was very slow. The associated app was pretty poor, too. For accessing USB storage (both thumb drives and HDDs) I use both a RAVPower FileHub and a Kingston wireless G3, both of which work great:

    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digi...F8&qid=1463052960&sr=8-1&keywords=kingston+g3

    http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Vers...d=1463053042&sr=8-3&keywords=ravpower+filehub

    Among other uses, I use both of these for streaming video stored on an attached USB device.
     
  4. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Not directly a thumb drive, but I use a Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3. You can connect any USB thumb drive/hard drive/ SD you like and stream wirelessly to your devices.

    It's the only one of its kind so far to use Wireless ac so it's pretty quick. I've had 3 1080p videos streaming from it simultaneously without issue.

    And of course it can serve as a router and emergency battery charger as well. Awesome device for the money.
     
  5. striders macrumors 6502

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    I use the Leef and although it is slow, it worked fine for me. The main benefit for me is portability - it is so small I can carry it in my pocket.

    I think the slowness have to do with the the way lightning port is designed.
     
  6. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    I found it incredibly frustrating. As I said, I went through three of these with a lot of back and forth with the vendor, providing detailed info and crash logs. I tried multiple cards and every format available but found that if I had more than a few 2-3GB mp4 videos on the card that their app would crash when scanning it. Or got hard I/O failures when trying to transfer files from the card to the Air 2. I'm a retired s/w engineer and I like to debug issues - I worked on this one for 3 months with them - but this ended up a dead end for me but they did give a full refund.
     
  7. striders macrumors 6502

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    I think the slowness may cause the crash. I don't use the Leef to run videos from the microSD card, but more for offloading.
     
  8. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    When the app crashed, it was immediate. At other times, indexing would never end, even if left running 24 hrs.
     

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