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!

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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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