iPad Camera Connection Kit - Upgrade voltage hack?

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  1. will89

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    I have just purchased one of the iPad camera connection toolkits for using a usb drive with, however the memory stick i need to use with it doesn't work. All it says is that it requires too much power. I have seen a few old posts on the net about this but i am wondering if there is a fix for this yet? I'm running 4.2.1 untethered on an 1st gen iPad 16gb wi-fi+3g.

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    Apart from the lonely post on some shady blog claiming otherwise is there no CC kit hack.

    Btw. Apple reduced the current, not the voltage.
     
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    Sorry, there is no fix at the moment, nor am I aware of one in development.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the quick reply. Looks like i will have to switch to my other stick that works. Have they increased the current on they iPad2? Not that i am going to change for one!

    Cheers.
     
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    No, the iPad 2 also only supplies 10mA.
     
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    I purchased the CC kit today. I am running iPad OS 4.3.2 and I can confirm that I can connect to external flash drive as well as an external harddrive connect to an external power source. Good stuff!!

    -slimshotty
     
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    Would you mind sharing which external hard drive you are using?
     
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    Any external hard drive with an external power source will work!

    The trick would be an external hard drive without a power source, of which there are exactly none now because of the voltage limitation...
     
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    When connecting a Buffalo DriveStation (it has an external powersupply) to the iPad does exactly nothing happen. I have also tried various other combinations, including running a powered hub in-between the hard drive and the iPad to no avail.

    NFTS is a dog in the manger, isn't it?

    The external hard drive has two partitions, one NFTS and another one Fat32. Is that not enough? Do all partitions need to be Fat32?
     
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    Hmmm. Ive got 3 different powered drives... All work.

    Format is your problem. Must be fat or fat32.
     
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    I wanted to use my ipad to charge my phone so I could tether longer.

    I can't tether for long at all now. I wish there was some way to fix it.
     
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    I am running iPad with os 4.3.2 and have an externally powered iomega 2.5" external drive. It isn't working, hasn't worked since upgrading to 4.2.1....if externally powered drives will work in spite of the voltage cut, why isn't iFile seeing mine?
     
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    Ok! I finally got it working again using the above command. Used to, iFile would just automatically mount the drive and it would show up the same as if I put an SD card in the cck. Now I have to mount it manually. A couple questions....

    1. What is the command to unmount the drive? Because if I just disconnect it then try to mount it again it says resource busy and keeps saying that until I reboot the iPad, then it will let me mount again.

    2. Is there any way to get iFile to mount the drive automatically again when I plug it into the cck?
     
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    What you can do with this iPad Camera Connection Kit?
    When using it with iPad2 (which is not yet jailbroken).

    Just transfer images and videos from SD card or USB device?

    Is it possible to transfer to iPad2 documents, pfg files, excel or powerpoints files from external storage (eg. USB flash memory)?
     

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