External hard drive via USB

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    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.
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    Hello K John

    There are many threads that discuss that problem.
    Try a search.
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    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
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    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!

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    Lol true but not direct to the iPad USB However I did say via wifi

    good point though great option

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