Extend Storage?

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    I'm looking to migrate from my pc to my iPad, but I feel like I'm years away from that...the main issue is that I have 500GB of data... What are my options to access these from my iPad? (I'd prefer them not being remote desktop clients)
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    Do you really need all 500 gb? Not everthing on your pc will be compatible with the ipad anyways. Not sure if you have ipad 1 or 2 but you could always wait till Monday for apples announcements at wwdc about icloud. Doubt you'll have 500gb of personal use though.
    If on iPad 1 you could jailbreak and use a powered portable hd to hookup to ipad1 and use ifile from cydia to navigate the hd for music&movies...If on ipad2 then wait till 5.0 or jb is released.
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    Actually I kind of do, it's mostly videos, images, and music (yeah, I know, it's extensive xD). Sorry i didnt mention, ipad 1st gen, jailborken on 4.3.2. I actually though about getting the cam kit for that purpose a while back, but I remember reding somewhere that ios4 didn't provide as much power to the kit anymore to preserve battery. Not sure if this is fact or not, but would my iPad power a portable hardrive?

    Also, I'm not expecting too much from the icloud. Especially since it will eventually be a paid service, which I am definitely not interested in.
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    I expect apple to bring ipad 3 with 1 gb memory so that more people use their icloud service..lol :p
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    The hd has to have it's own power supply...And then connect via camera connection kit....then using ifile from cydia to navigate hd.

    Or if you want to try:
    http://www.ipadforums.net/apple-ipa...unches-first-mobile-wireless-storage-ios.html

    A lil pricey though....
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    Have a look at Tonido in the app store. They have a server part running on a PC that will give you access to all your hard disk locally and over the net. You still need a PC, but it's pretty useful. That what I did to share my 320 gigs with my iPad and iPhone.

    VicoPad addict!
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    I use Splashtop to manipulate my desktop from my iPad. I don't have to transfer anything anywhere. I just fire up the app and use the desktop from my iPad. Music, videos, Outlook, you name it. It is literally using the desktop but shows up on the iPad.


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    So if it's a 2.5" portable hardrive that is powered by the same USB that connects to the kit, then it wouldn't work?

    I've tried splashtop, and it was great, but I couldnt set it up to be accessible from anywhere. I've opened the ports and firewall on my router settings, but still wouldn't connect outside my network. Plus I wanted something that probably wouldn't require me leaving the PC on.
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    Well Casanova It was, but then I've converted all my DVDs to avi or mp4 files, now I have over 300GB in videos alone. XP

    I am intrigued by the goflex though. It seems to have what I need, I can access all my files from my iPad, laptops, and desktops, and phone, and it's portable too. But it is a bit pricey... The only thing I'm wondering is how long it lasts on a charge and if the hardrive within can be exchanged to a terrabite (if needed).

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