iPad and travel external HD

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  1. doogle510

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    So I’m going to be doing some traveling in next few months and have a question about using an external drive. What I want to do is leave me laptop at home and just travel with my DSLR and iPad. What I would like to do is move the files from a day of shooting off of the SD card to the iPad then on to the external hard drive, I know it would be easier just to take my laptop but I don’t want to be stuck in the room editing pics, I would prefer to do this when I get home from traveling, I’ve done some searching but haven’t really found the answer to my question, I know I need the camera kit, and I have already JB my iPad, so any help or links would be great
     
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    This is not possible since apple reduced the power supply to the iPad port with os 4.2

    The camera connection kit still reads sd cards but does not receive enough power via the iPad port to support most USB flash drives or any external hard drive.

    I have taken over 32 gb of pics and movies with my dslr on a recent trip to Malaysia. With jail broken os 4.2 and using I file I have managed to preview and organise movie files on the iPad but have still had to transfer them via sd cards and card reader an external hard drive attached to a conventional pc.

    Maybe someone will be able to modify the core kernel commands of os 4.2 to alter the power settings of the iPad port so that external hard drives and USB drives can be mounted via the camera connection kit
     
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    That's really disappointing, guess we all better start loving cloud storage
     
  4. doogle510

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    Well I got an Y-USB cable to power up my external hard drive, so i got around the power problem, I'm using ifile but I cant seem to the ipad to read the hard drive, any ideas out there
     
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    I would just bring the laptop. I remember traveling and taking 700 photos a day. It would take like 30 mins to dump it each night. Or you could buy an external drive with an SD card slot.

    Maybe a NAS device with a travel router. Then, it gets complicated and better off bringing the laptop :)
     
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    Hypershop makes iPad HD. $200+ there is an original post. Search for it.
     
  7. iVan

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    This drive might be as interesting to you as it is to me.

    HyperDrive

    Unfortunately it's not available yet...But the ones with a screen and card slots are.
     
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    yeah I've seen those just way too much money, I've tried following "Shay Hack" but cant get that to work either,
     
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  10. doogle510

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    Thanks for all the different options, it's looking like I'm just gonna take my laptop with me instead
     

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