Anyone got the external drive for iPad yet

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by eddiethebhoy, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. eddiethebhoy

    eddiethebhoy iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    24
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I am so tempted into getting the wireless external drive for the iPad , I mean having a much bigger hard drive sounds nice especially if you where going on holiday or a long trip , it would be great for putting movies onto it etc. But I am writing this question in hope to find out if anyone actually has one just now and if you do have one for your iPad , what is your opinion of it. I see there is a 500gb one available and the battery time after full charge is four hours.If you do have one can you tell me what you think of it and have you used it like for when travelling on a plane for example to watch movies.
     
  2. AQ_OC

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +431 / 0
    I have an AirStash A02. Current it has a 32 GB SDHC card inside. I could add several more of those...or I could get a 64 or 128 GB SDXC card to put inside. Those are more expensive, but you get what you pay for in terms of storage. Get a fast card to ensure you can stream movies. This thing has an app that plays movies, music, and you can transfer files. Any app that knows webdav can save to it, too. This thing is tiny and travels extremely well.

    Amazon.com: Maxell AirStash Expandable Capacity Wireless Flash Drive A02 (Included Starter 8GB Class 10 SDHC Card): Electronics
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Wolfpuppies3

    Wolfpuppies3 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Ratings:
    +10 / 1
    I have both the Airstash with 32 GB cards, the max it will hold. I also have the GoFlex Satellite wifi 500 GB. Both work quite well. It just depends on what you are willing to pay and what storage capacity you need.
     
  4. Big samm

    Big samm iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    59
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal/Canada
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Same here I have the goflex from seagate... Works well with the app available in the AppStore.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1335287873.987132.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1335287886.747699.jpg


    Sent from iPhone 4S
     
  5. Sincity

    Sincity iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'm planning on getting an Airstash due to size and expandibility. There is a cheaper Kingston alternative. I think it is called Wi-Drive.
     
  6. LEG1ON

    LEG1ON iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I use my goflex all the time, probably the best money I've spent in a long time. The app to coincide with the goflex sat at the start was a bit rubbish but them seem to have sorted it out a lot better now, I don't have any problems with it at all now. I would recommend it, it worked great on Holliday because three can connect at once, so the kids had there iPad and I had mine, sorted. There is a new work around to sort the battery life out were you can enable it to download and play, supposed to take battery up to seven hours, that might be stretching it though with a few streaming.
    Hope this helps.

    Ps there is also a video on how you can remove and replace the drive with a 1tb drive or an SSD drive but I'm not that brave yet.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  7. Ian W

    Ian W iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Interested in something like this to expand on my 16gb iPad memory. Will keep an eye on the thread and see what other recommendations come through.

    Ian
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
best external drive for ipad
,
best external hard drives for ipad
,
external drive
,

external hard drive for ipad 3

,
external hard drives for ipad 3
,
ipad external drive
,
stream movies from external hard drive to ipad
,
the best external hard drive for an ipad