Ipad 2 external storage?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by bmwx5m, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. bmwx5m

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    Going on a cruise and need some more storage, anyone heard of the wi-drives, will they work well without internet? Any other devices I can use, thanks.
     
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    Hello - of course to answer your question - these have been around for a number of years, i.e. small portable devices that create a 'personal' Wi-Fi network and w/ a proprietary app on your iDevice can transfer and/or stream information, such as music or movies. There are two general categories - those that use a mechanical HD (such as the Western Digital offerings) and those that use removable storage, typically SD cards as used in cameras and of variable capacity - just go to Amazon and search on 'Wi-Fi storage for iPad' and plenty of items (and pages) will be displayed.

    As for myself, I've been using the AirStash for several years - the device sets up its own Wi-Fi network and communicates w/ the iPad via an app on the iDevice - click the link and that in the others mentioned to go to their Amazon pages (read the reviews, decide on the features wanted, and the price range).

    Another that has a dedicated thread in the forum (as does the AirStash) is the Apotop - again click the link; also, pics below of each of these devices - and to emphasize, I have used only the AirStash.

    Now, I use a lot of USB flash drives and SD cards and my favorite brands have been SanDisk & Kingston, out of curiosity, these companies offer similar products - pics below and links - SanDisk and Kingston - SO, do some linking and reading - a product awaits your use. Dave :)
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    Thank you so much for the reply, so the airstash will work fine without internet right? Thanks again!
     
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    Hello - you are certainly welcomed - the AirStash creates a 'personal' Wi-Fi network (i.e. you do NOT need internet available) - then you simply go to Settings -> Wi-Fi on your iPad and connect to its network; of course, you need to download the free AirStash app to interact w/ that network - once connected, information can be exchanged, such as photos or media can be streamed from the device to your iPad. The other products that I mentioned previously appear to work on the same principle.

    Now I'm not sure what your main purpose will be for such a device - I'm assuming at least to get photos off your iPad to free up storage, if not for AV streaming - keep in mind that w/ the AirStash, you can carry multiple SD cards and use them interchangeably - visit the AirStash Website for much more information if the product is of interest to you. Dave :)
     

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