Fastest way to transfer large files to ipad

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  1. iW00t

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    I want to transfer 1-2 GB files from my macbook to my ipad 2, and I see I have several options.. I was generally disappointed in the transfer speed of most of these options, so I would like to know: which is the fastest way to transfer somewhat large files to your ipad? Is it via ssh, dropbox, megaupload and the like, or perhaps a completely different way?

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    I use GoodReader; then you can transfer files directly over WiFi, so you're at 54 Mbps or higher....

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    If you are jail broken, then SSH is the way to go. I use either (1) OpenSSH in combination with WinSCP, both free, or (2) PC Networking, a $7.30 (USD) paid app from Cydia. Both of these have transfer speeds - to my eyes, I haven't measured - similar to just moving a file/folder around in Windows Explorer.

    If you're not jail broken, then I'd go with Tim's suggest to use Goodreader (the "Swiss Army Knife" of apps). It is a wonderful tool!

    Of course, and as always, YMMV.

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.. It is jailbroken but my experience with ssh is that it took forever, I also use openssh and then fugu for mac :S

    Anyways, I think I will give Goodreader a try.. I'll let you know whether it worked faster than ssh for me..
     
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    Ok so I just transferred 2 files of about 1GB each and it took 54 mins with openssh and about 55-56 mins with goodreader, so the difference (if any) is marginal..
     
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    Where does Goodreader save the file? I am trying to access/move it in iFile..
     
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    In iFile, it's

    /var/mobile/Applications/[Goodreader*]/Documents

    *If you turn on the naming feature, you can see the actual names of the apps. Else, it's this long, incomprehensible unique-to-each-iPad number...

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    Thanks, I actually went and downloaded Applinks from Cydia, which creates shortcuts of all your apps with their proper names... Guess it would have been easier to use that naming feature.. Did know about that one before now :D
     
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    Nothing will be faster than using the File Share feature in iTunes, or some other USB cable option.
     
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