Adding memory??????????

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  1. dkelban

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    Hi, and thanks in advance. There are private, apple trained technicians. Has anyone used one (my ipad is off warranty so that is not an issue) to upgrade memory. I have 32gb, and would like to go up to 64. Is this even possible? I imagine it would involve swapping memory chips.
     
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    Nope, no can do.
     
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    As already stated, you're stuck w/ 32GB of internal storage on your iPad; but, you may want to tell us 'why' you need to double that memory, e.g. videos, music, etc.? There are certainly cloud options and off-device storage, such as the Apotop Wi-Reader below, that might serve your needs? Dave :)


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    Videos...what do you recommend, and thanks for a very helpful response.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Well, I cannot give you a personal recommendation from experience, so can only mention some options - most of my video watching is done via streaming (Roku device to my HDTV), DVR recordings, and DVD/BDs - however, that Apotop Wi-Reader has been on my wish list for a while - see Gabriel's thread HERE; the manufacturers of external drives also have products that provide Wi-Fi streaming (check the Seagate HD HERE); and of course apps on your device, such as Netflix can provide streaming over a Wi-Fi network. So, just a couple of suggestions to think about - good luck! Dave :)
     
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    Here, thanks to iFixit, is why it is not something to be asked lightly:



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    The yellow bordered chip is the memory, in this case 16 GB



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    Here you can see it next to the processor (to the left, the cap has been taken off of the A5 processor)
     
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    Life is to short just use an external wifi adapter as you can stream movies to multiple devices at the same time. It works great
     
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    Thanks. Are they hard to set up and use, and which one would you recommend: Seagate?
     
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    Thanks, and which one would you recommend? Seagate?
     
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    Well, since I do not own nor have used a 'wireless' Wi-Fi external HD, I cannot give you a specific recommendation - NOW, I've bought many non-wireless external drives in the past including Seagate, and currently have two of their drives for 'Time Machine' backup of my iMac & MBPro. However, I would strongly suggest that you review the link given previously on the Apotop Wi-Reader (also check Amazon for reviews of not only this product but others). Also, you may want to google 'external wifi hard drive' - there will be plenty of hits on specific brands and also reviews from various sources. So, unless another member 'chimes in' w/ some more specific personal experience, this is about the best that I can offer. Good luck in your selection. Dave :)
     

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