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    Airstash or Other Options

    Ok, first post here. I know there is a search, but I'm hoping this is the best and more direct way to get some answers. I have a 16GB iPad 2. I went the 16GB route thinking there would be an alternative to adding storage. I will be taking a trip upcoming, and now I'm looking for the best way to achieve this.

    I will primarily being using this for music and movies. I don't really use the iPad for files or documents. So is Airstash the best and cheapest way to go? Is 64GB really the maximum SD card that you can use? Are you able to charge it off the iPad or are there any car chargers for it?

    Are there any better options that would work that would cost around the same $100 that the Airstash costs?

    Thanks for any advice and answers.

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    Airstash would work, but you need to also stock up on large sd cards.

    With some creative file renaming you could just use the sd cards and the CCK adapter, but you have to copy movies into the photo app to watch them.

    There are also 2 hard drive options:
    Hyperdrive for ipad, which connects over USB, goes in via the photo app as well. Think of it as a hard drive version of the CCK.

    Goflex Satellite, works like airstash but has a 500gig hard drive build in. The only downside is it hasn't actually shipped yet. If it ships before your trip, this is probably the best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusid View Post
    Airstash would work, but you need to also stock up on large sd cards.

    With some creative file renaming you could just use the sd cards and the CCK adapter, but you have to copy movies into the photo app to watch them.

    There are also 2 hard drive options:
    Hyperdrive for ipad, which connects over USB, goes in via the photo app as well. Think of it as a hard drive version of the CCK.

    Goflex Satellite, works like airstash but has a 500gig hard drive build in. The only downside is it hasn't actually shipped yet. If it ships before your trip, this is probably the best choice.
    Thanks for the response. I do have the CCK already. And I have a 500GB external hard drive. What do you mean by renaming? So hyperdrives would be the best because you can just get one large one and it doesn't need to be charged, right? But those are expensive, right? Thanks again.

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    The new GoFlex Satellite looks promising, if not exactly cheap.

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pro...flex-satellite
    Last edited by twerppoet; 05-24-2011 at 02:05 PM. Reason: Fixed link problem.

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    32 gigs is max with Airstash

    But that remains, by far, the most economical selection and is very small, easy to carry/stash. 32 gig cards are cheap, a lot cheaper than hard disk drives and far less sensitive to shock as well. One 32 gig card will hold 19-20 movies, 3000 songs or so, and tons of photos.

    If you need to carry more, pop in another 32 gig card. You need to be planning an extremely boring trip to need to carry that much entertainment with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpuppies3 View Post
    But that remains, by far, the most economical selection and is very small, easy to carry/stash. 32 gig cards are cheap, a lot cheaper than hard disk drives and far less sensitive to shock as well. One 32 gig card will hold 19-20 movies, 3000 songs or so, and tons of photos.

    If you need to carry more, pop in another 32 gig card. You need to be planning an extremely boring trip to need to carry that much entertainment with you.
    Agree. I already have some SD cards. And the case I have for my iPad has a pocket, so I can just store multiple SD cards in their cases in that. So it looks like you have an Airstash. Do you have any issues with it? Is the streaming pretty seamless without any hesitation? Also, any answers on being able to charge the Airstash in the car? If it's just charged through USB, can I just get a charger that will do so in the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet View Post
    The new GoFlex Satellite looks promising, if not exactly cheap.

    GoFlex Satellite Wireless | Seagate
    Can someone please explain to me why this is different than the external hard drive I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enron29

    Can someone please explain to me why this is different than the external hard drive I have?
    It creates it's own wireless connection to the iPad (no cable needed), runs on a battery so it is portable, and has it's own app so you don't have to jaibreak or play other games to get at the content. And it probably costs more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by enron29

    Can someone please explain to me why this is different than the external hard drive I have?
    It creates it's own wireless connection to the iPad (no cable needed), runs on a battery so it is portable, and has it's own app so you don't have to jaibreak or play other games to get at the content. And it probably costs more.
    It looks like I could get a 750gb one for $80 from Amazon according to the link above. Am I wrong? Are there pretty reliable? Seagate is a pretty big company, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enron29 View Post
    It looks like I could get a 750gb one for $80 from Amazon according to the link above. Am I wrong? Are there pretty reliable? Seagate is a pretty big company, right?
    Huh! They only come in 500 GB. I rechecked my link and something happend to it. This is the drive I'm talking about.

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pro...flex-satellite

    Now, I'll go back and fix the original link.

    Grrr, for some reason when the site auto-adds the URL tag it keeps redirecting. I'm trying workarounds now. Ok, that fixed it.
    Last edited by twerppoet; 05-24-2011 at 02:04 PM.


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