1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

External hard drive via USB

Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by kjohn, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. kjohn
    Offline

    kjohn iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Can I connect and expect to have it work? I have a 1 tb drive w/ external power. Thanks in advance for any and all help. I am relatively new to my iPad 4.
  2. PeterJMelb
    Offline

    PeterJMelb iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    234
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +19 / 0
    Hello K John

    There are many threads that discuss that problem.
    Try a search.
  3. col.bris
    Online

    col.bris Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,538
    Thanks Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brisbane , Queensland Australia
    Ratings:
    +459 / 0
    Thanks for joining just to clarify one cannot connect a hard drive to an iPad unless it is jail broken There are alternatives including new wifi drives from seagate One can also use a NAS drive like western digital live which work great look for iPad connect forum which covers many options hope that helps
  4. Gabriel1
    Offline

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,132
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +747 / 0
    Now Col, you know how I hate to contradict you, I really do but, you can indeed connect a USB Ext HD to a non jailbroken iPad, wirelessly in fact, using a Cloud FTP (now called iUSBPort), check out this thread http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-connect/75570-cloudftp.html, I even posted pictures to prove it but I changed the names to protect the guilty!

    The Archangel
  5. col.bris
    Online

    col.bris Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,538
    Thanks Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brisbane , Queensland Australia
    Ratings:
    +459 / 0
    Lol true but not direct to the iPad USB However I did say via wifi

    good point though great option

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

conect hd to ipad

,

external hard drive for ipad

,

external hard drive via ipad

,

hard drive to ipad

,

why ipad cannot connect to external hard drive