Could some one explain to me, I am a little bit confused because I saw another topic to teach how to connected HDD with CCK just install SBSetting and USB toggles, and it's done, but this topic got a lot of steps, so could some one explain what is the different please? Thanks a lot!
Edit: Thanks yof(OP) explained on 1st page already! Thanks OP!
Last edited by uyenho; 08-15-2012 at 07:08 AM.
So, not too much has come to pass on this topic for me lately except one thing. I invested in a point and shoot digital camera a little over a week ago for a few particular reasons and ended up taking on photography as a kind of hobby. So during this time I took nearly seven hundred final draft pictures. I also took a few short videos to possibly use with the iMovie application of things such as leaves blowing in the wind and ripples traveling across water. I have transferred all this media to my iPad using an SD card adapter. But I'm not going to keep all of it on here because I imagine it will increase as time goes on and it already is taking up about 4GB of storage space. So via the WD Photos application I transferred the lot of it to my network drive and began organizing it by the types of photos they are.
So, for anyone who likes to take a decent amount of pictures or would like to do so I would definitely suggest investing in an external storage device with a decent capacity for such a thing among others.
I am able to access all of these files as well as the rest of my media and specifically with the pictures I am able to open them in my photo editing applications and can post them to Facebook among a decent amount of other things. Yet all the current and potential space this media would take up is free on my iPad and also can be freed up on my memory card that I use with my camera.
For pictures taken with 16.1 MP cameras and 720p and up HD videos it's very useful to have an external storage device to store them on and even more so when there is a large amount of them.
So digital photography is then in my opinion a practical and worthwhile use for an external storage device and I would recommend it to anyone who already uses such a device.
Other good uses for such a device that I have utilized are:
- Storing my movie library; both iTunes purchases and DVD back-ups.
- Storing my music library; including iTunes purchases, CD back-ups, and legally free downloadable music.
- Storing my ebook library; both PDFs and ePubs from various sources including thousands of dollars of legally free downloads.
- Storing my video library; including music videos copied from YouTube via the ProTube package and teaching videos.
- Storing ROMs to be used with the emulator packages.
I'd add to the list of wi-fi storage devices the Patriot Gauntlet Node, it's an HDD enclosure, so you could add any capacity you want or is possible, and Buffalo MiniStation Air (500 GB) not yet released.Since I want 24 bit-perfect audio streaming to iPad > CCK > portable USB DAC/headphone amp on the go, and if I use any attached to iPad dock storage device I'll loose digital out, the only possible options for me are battery powered wi-fi server devices like Seagate GoFlex Satellite or Patriot Gauntlet Node (for portability WD MLB rouled out).iPad internal storage is too limited for big 24 bit files.Considering the only server, player and iDevice (not jailbroken) able to do up to 24 bit/96 Khz bit-perfect with FLACs is iPeng Player (in-app purchase to unlock it) and only with Logitech Media Server (any other combo like PlugPlayer and UPnP servers downsample data to 16 bit regardless server settings).To be able to use iPeng player, have you any suggestion how to install LMS to the mentioned battery powered wi-fi storage devices?Thanks
Last edited by Thraex; 09-07-2012 at 09:59 AM.
Thx for the guide, I want to connect my iomega 500gb portable hdd to ipad2 (formatted to fat32 by swissknife, acronis disk director to fAt 32 lba) but ipad hardly recognizes the drive even if i try to force on terminal level by killing mounting process or mount by command. It takes 10-15 minutes continuous trying while the drive attaches once. CCK is official, I power up the drive with y cabel. If mounts then works perfectly but I don't know what's the reason of this long mounting time. Even USb toggle didn't help, it showed the same messages what ios drops:device is not configured. And sometimes the ipad rebooted while i was trying to get the drive to be mounted
Pls advice: the drive itaelf not compatible for this? Or how can I get the ipad to recognise the drive sooner?
Ps sdhc 16 gb works perfectly but its capacity .....
Logitech Media Server - SqueezeboxWiki
Have you taken a look at this yet? I hope that helps. But a battery powered nas, I'm not too sure of this field for running LMS onto a nas yet. Maybe you can let us know while I'm overseas. If you make any progress let us know too! Yeah.. and downgrading the music quality isn't what i would want too. And have you tried GoldenEar line out for filterless output?
@ CCK & iPad with headphones quality, that also does work but have you seen the Fiio E-1 amp product for Line-Out? It's great with the iPhone because it's small and compared with the iPad, CCK easily comes loose (especially with most protective cases).
& @ Patriot Gauntlet Node !
THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!
*crosses off Seagate GoFlex Satellite hacking hardware & os*
I will review it as soon as I gather more research! Nice find !!!
I wan to order this just for that! Space & money ! Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive
Last edited by yof; 09-09-2012 at 07:54 PM.
I've worked a lot lately to find out how to stream 24 bit perfect audio to iPad/CCK/external USB DAC for portability everywhere and I'm near to find a good and easy solution.
Any piece of the chain do matter and can downsample data to 16/44.
Server software and iPad app player used are the first two bottlenecks even at home.
Patriot Gauntlet Note is rouled out for me, since SMB streaming or similar generally are too slow to operate, load, organize, no cover arts, auto play next, ... difficult to use always without a router.
From now on I want to find a solution to stream to any renderer in my home too, so I'm targeting only UPnP/DLAN server and iPad UPnP/DLNA players.
I've already purchased most UPnP/DLNA iPad apps using a few UPnP/DLNA servers (JRiver, Asset, Foobar) to test their funcionality.
Most are not working 24 bit-perfect and some that works don't supports FLACs.Best interfaces and features (like playng in the background or auto play next) are from apps that downsamples any file to 16/44.
None are without bugs, but best 24 bit-perfect all formats apps are free, it's a shame to have paid so many apps that don't work, they're generally crap.
I'm writing to all these stupids programmers to report tons of bugs, basic functions not working and such, I can't understand why Apple approved some apps like these.
Add that some servers sends metadata info in a different way to the each app and you'll understand how hard is to find a good solution.
BTW DLNA basic functions are already officially implemented in GoFlex Satellite which I'll test in a few days (latest FW allow internet while streaming and you can hack it if you're not satisfied).
[QUOTE=yof;650059]The way to get the iPad recognize the drive sooner is using the steps by step and using Mobile Terminal. Launch it every so often you want to connect and disconnect by shortcut commands. When you said it takes 10-15 minutes of trying. What did you do to make it connect when it did connect? Did what you do is reliable enough that you can keep on using that method? Maybe the long mounting times might be because of your HDD does not have enough power to run fully. It could be the case because of the y usb cable. You should also try to hook it up to the outlet with it being straight to the iPad to see if that is the cause. If it isn't or is, let us know. Do you have a lot of things on the hard drive btw?\
Thx yof and uyenho for your comments. Of course i will try different cable to power up the hdd and let you know the result. Unfortunately i cannot exactly tell what was the reason, when the hdd get mounted. Here are my findings:
This hdd never produced basic ipad error message: device is not supported.
As power source i tried ipad power supply and usb port : no difference
Tried to connect cables in different order to cck and hdd :no result
Installed usb toggle: as i tapped on the button two messages appeared alternately 1. Device not configured 2. No attached device (cannot remeber the exact text sorry) and hdd wasnt mounted
After this i installed issh. As some blog said, tried to kill mobilestoragemounter and waited for the hdd to be mounted . Negative.
Tried mount from command line : got the device configured message again
Several times i respringed the ipad, moreover the ipad restarted itself.
Amongst these tries, after a restart, and usb toggle, somehow the drive was mounted and worked worked well (i played some movies from it) When i dismounted i wasn't able to mount again.
So it's the actual state, will try different cable