USB thumb drives which work with camera connection kit?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shotts56, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. shotts56 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    Bearing in mind the problems many are encountering with the camera connection kit after Apple messed about with the ipad's power settings on ios4.2, has anyone come across a list anywhere of what USB thumb drives work with the kit now ?

    Failing that, can anyone recommend a USB thumb drive they have which still works ?

  2. Pete the Geek, Apr 26, 2011
    Last edited: May 3, 2011

    Pete the Geek macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    Sioux Lookout
    Kingston Data Traveler 2GB and 4GB work.

    The OLD Data Travelers work (solid white case), the NEW Data Traveler 101 4G doesn't work (translucent cases).
    See my post below for a picture and details.
  3. shotts56 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    Brilliant, thanks Pete. Anyone know of any larger capacity sticks that work ?
  4. rogercy macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2011
    Using iOS 4.3.1 on my iPad. My Corsair Voyager 32 GB works perfectly. You can find it here at Newegg
  5. rogercy macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2011
    Can you tell me exactly which Kingston you are using? I want to buy a cheap USB stick
  6. macaddict3 macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
  7. Pete the Geek macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    Sioux Lookout
    Both are DataTraveler with opaque cases. I have a brand new 4GB DataTraveler at work that has a different case - I think it is clear. I will try it with the CCK tomorrow and report back and will include the exact model number.
  8. Psychmike, May 2, 2011
    Last edited: May 2, 2011

    Psychmike macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    One of the things that has stopped me from getting an iPad is the lack of file structure. I want to be able to access, organize, and move files as it makes sense to me rather than having an app access every file of a certain type.

    Can someone please explain how things work with a USB key? Does this only work with a jailbroken iPad? Can one create a file structure on their computer that shows up on a stock iPad? Or, is every file on the USB key visible when it is plugged in and disappears when the USB key is removed?

    Thanks in advance.

  9. shotts56 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    With a jailbroken ipad and the camera connection kit (and a USB stick that works, like those listed above), you would use the iFile app which is available on cydia to create folders etc and do pretty much what you want.

    If you transfer files from the USB stick to a folder on the ipad's hard drive, they should remain there even when you detach the USB stick and you will be able to access these by going in via iFile.

    IMHO, its an app which should be "legalised" and included in the iPad as stock. Its outstanding.
  10. lionqueen macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    So you have to be jailbroken to use a usb stick w/ yr ipad?
  11. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    Not very many people jailbreak their iPads, but thanks for the tip. I wasn't aware you could do that. I only use iFile for modifying existing internal files. I usually use ssh to transfer files. I love iFile... it's a very useful tool.
  12. BrennerM macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    No you don't, but the only thing you CAN do with a stock iPad (non-JB) is pull iPad-supported photo/video files from under a \DCIM folder into an imported pictures folder in the Photos app. You can't pull any other files off the stick and you can't put ANY files onto the stick at all. So no sharing of Pages/Word docs, PDFs, etc with a non-jailbroken iPad.
  13. Pete the Geek macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    Sioux Lookout
    Data Traveler 4GB old works, new doesn't!

    I am shocked to find that the old, opaque case DataTraveler 4GB does work with the CCK but the new, translucent case DataTraveler 101 4GB does not work, giving the "Cannot Use Device... too much power" message. In the following picture, the older top USB drive works but the newer bottom USB drive doesn't work. I tried two Data Traveler 101s with the same result.

  14. Applenewstoday macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2010
    In a computer... I'm like Kevin Flynn!
    Do these work with the original iPad? And can you transfer documents written from the iPad to the flash drive?
  15. shotts56 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    Yes and yes, as per the conditions laid out above.
  16. CaptnSlapNutz, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    CaptnSlapNutz macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    I've got an iPad2, 4.3.3, Jailbroken using USB Camera Connection Kit & iFile

    Doesn't Work: ~All HAVE Lights~
    Ativa 4gb rubber coated w/elastic attached cap
    Verbatim 16gb red w/lights in the slider
    SanDisk Cruiser 8gb (re-formatted to fat32) black w/lights in the slider
    HP 8gb 'folding-knife' grey, no lights!
    SanDisk USB/Micro SDHC w/WINTEC 16gb Class 10 SDHC, no lights!

    Does Work: ~NONE HAVE Lights~
    Kingston DataTraveler 1gb w/loseable plastic cap
    ? 2gb Leather covering w/magnetic leather strap (got it from a vendor)
    ? 1gb trade show give-away w/loseable plastic cap

    Jus sayin'
    Anything other than the Corsair in a FAST 32gb? Looking for something a little more compact.
  17. ron*rollschuh macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2015
    Hey iOS lovers,

    why has nobody used this thread again?
    I m searching quite a lot of hours finding USB sticks under 20mA, which are compatible with the ipad cck.

    Do you guys know if there is a list out there?

    (wont use SD cards)
    äthanks and all the best

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