ipad and usb stick

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by ramzes, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. ramzes

    ramzes iPF Novice

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    hi,

    is it possible to transfer the data from a usb stick to the ipad without itunes?
    if yes how?
    thanks in advance
     
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    jsh1120 iPad Addict

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    No.
     
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    ramzes iPF Novice

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    ok. thanks.
     
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    just use dropbox, more easy
     
  5. giradman

    giradman iPad Super Guru

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    Hi Ramzes - welcome to the forum! :)

    You've already received the BAD news - sorry! Tell us WHAT you need to do and there are likely plenty of other options - good luck! :thumbs:
     
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    yes, it's good
     
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    Unfortunately with all the great that there is with I devices they are restricted compared to Android. It is a combination of software and hardware restrictions.
    If you want the I cool effect, you live with it. If you want flexibility from your device and platform go Android.
    Not knocking IProducts here, just stating a simple truth.
    I like my IPad, as soon as I sell my KindleFire and Vizio tablets my IP will be my on the go device and my Toshiba Thrive my at home device.

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk
     
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    giradman iPad Super Guru

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    Hi Jessica - welcome to the forum! :)

    Just for clarification and to avoid potential misinformation, are you referring to use of a USB drive w/ the iPad or to trying Dropbox?
     
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    Use the USB disk app. You transfer files between your iPad and your laptop or desktop without using iTunes. Just download the USB disk app and then read the instructions. Pretty simple and smooth.
    Cheers.
     
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    Well Said :)
     
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    Hello,

    I have a big problem!! I am new to iPad and I have to find a way to take ALL my work documents with me when on the road (so far no sync is requiered). On my PC these documents are mixed file formats (doc, ppt, xls, txt, dwg, jpg, png, ... you name it), organized in a complex folder structure. Transfering only one file at a time (from PC to iPad through iTunes) simply isn't time wise or feasible. I also understood that copying MyDocs folder structures, by third party app, directly on iPad is not possible.

    My best scenario would be to be able to take MyDocs (about 4GB) on a USB stick and read individual files when needed.

    If you have any advice for me, please take into consideration that the places I travel usually don't have internet access, so, solutions such as Dropbox and iCloud are not feasible for me.

    Thanks.
     
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    Drop box will work, but free version is only 2GB. I have transferred many file types with drop box.
     
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    hello!

    my problem was: I got usb stick with some data but I haven't my laptop with me, and also haven't other possibility to send the data to dropbox. it was like only usb an my ipad. that is why I asked if there is a possibility to connect usb with ipad.

    so, the answer is only dropbox (if I say it correctly) or icloud or something like that.

    thanks for the answer.
     
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    Would using one of the external hard drives from Seagate or Wester Digital work?
    Not cheap at $150-200 but you should be able to transfer docs and other things as needed. Plus they give you between 32GB and 500gb of storage.
     
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    I saw a video where it did work with the hard drive...I may try in, but it is kinda expensive
    We are talking the wi/fi HD right?

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     

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