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    I jus recently purchased an iPad 2, and Im wonder if the USB adapter the iPad has will allow me to use my external hard drive ?
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    Yes...as long as the hard drive is powered. The USB port does not output enough juice to power a stand-alone hard drive.
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    Will the external have to B reformatted if it was originally used on a PC? If so I will lose all my info if it is required to B reformatted?
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    Not exactly sure others may know but I do know you won't be able to browse the file structure to find movies, files etc. I think the ipad2 will only look for pics to import off the hd. In order to fully utilize....you would need ifile from cydia and that requires jb....sorry. Not sure if any of the movie players in the app store can stream from external devices others may know.
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    Thank you!!!
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    No it won't.
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    +1 to maliu

    It will not work. But there are wireless alternatives like Airstash for some limited external access but that is inbound to the iPad only. Also consider Hyperdrive.
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    Shortly, will have GoFlex Satellite.
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    Where can I go to read up on this hyperdrive and GoFlex satelite ?

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