Hard drive for ipad (kind of)

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  1. peterbus

    peterbus iPF Noob

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    just a neat trick if you have a spare portable hdd at home.

    1/ take a portable hdd (500 gig) non powered.
    add a iomega iconnect (configure wireless with your network router)
    unplug from router
    attach a travel router and vola an external hdd for your ipad.
    downside is both the iconnect and the travel router need power but works 100%.
     
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    epb iPad Junkie

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    Made a post recently about a similar device - Cirago NUS1000. The Cirago is cheaper, but the Iomega looks nicer and appars to have better set-up software, especially for setting up accessing the drives via the internet. Downside is that it doesn't seem to natively support set-up as a Media Server or iTunes Server like the Cirago.
     
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    i need 3 posts to reply.;)
     
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    should be ok after this!;)
     
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    its not bad,
    UPnP™ DLNA Certified® AV Media Server: provides the ability to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices, such as game consoles (Microsoft Xbox® 360, Sony PlayStation® 3), audio bridges, iTunes™ players, picture frames, Iomega ScreenPlay products and more.
    Photo Slideshow: integrated utility based on the Coolirisâ„¢ technology for quick browsing and sharing of pictures stored on connected hard drives.
    Torrent Download Manager: the Iomega iConnect manages peer-to-peer file transfers without the need of a dedicated PC.
    Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): No touch, automatic transfer of photos from digital cameras via the USB port.

    Total Data Protection:
    • Native security support with robust username and password authorized access.
    • RSA® BSAFE® technology protects installs and upgrades .
    • Data Protection Software: Iomega’s full suite of data protection software is available for download. The suite includes; Trend Microâ„¢ Internet Security, Iomega QuikProtect, Roxio Retrospect® Express Backup software, and MozyHomeâ„¢ Online Backup service.
    Ease of use :
    • Simple 3-step setup process
    • User friendly web-based management interface
    • Web Interface accessible in 11 supported languages
    Software Compatibility : Compatible with today’s most common backup software, web browsers, media devices and computers

    Warranty: 3 years (with product registration)
    (torrent download is crap) but the nearest hdd for the ipad is a wired connection.
    it comes in for a 500 gig at $599.
    this setup will cost about 170 eu or $200 inc hdd.:D
     
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    samuelsss iPF Noob

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    Neat Trick

    Thanks for sharing this nice trick.
     
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    cool (kind of)
     
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    Cool. I have several port hard drives. I understand the setup...could you post an example of a "travel router". But I don't understand how or within which apps you would utilize the storage. Thx
     
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    i have the iOmega connect and can upload/download files, music, videos etc to the ipad via the internet using icab web browser, works really well for £60
     
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    Hopefully Apple will include a USB port on the next iPad so these wacky workarounds can stop.
     
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    In the interest of self-preservation, I recommend that you don't hold your breath waiting for that. :)
     
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    Look up amazon they have travel routers,a travel router has an Ethernet connection on the back and connects to the iconnect,giving you a wireless connection from any HDD you connect,also lacie do a network HDD so no need for the iconnect also they do a wireless HDD but haven't tried this.
     

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