Need you advice for Ipad to NAS transfers

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    Hi, I really hope you can help?Issue: My wife's parents computer is dying and they have 50 gig off photos and movies on it. They said they want an Ipad for Christmas 'great' but what am I going to do with 50gig of data. My first option was to turn the PC into a DLNA server but I have been told by my wife that they no longer want to use the computer!!! NAS it is; However I know nothing of the Apple system.So my question is:Can I transfer photos/movies form a camera into a Ipad and into a NAS?What apps can I use to transfer this data?Is it going to be difficult for 2x80 year old grandparents with a little IT exspearence?P.S I really don't want to go down the Icloud/dropbox way of doing thingsKind regardsSimon
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    Welcome. One option is use a Seagate 500gb wifi drive. Load all the pictures in to folders you create. Same with movies then using the Seagate app yup can access the drive via wifi. This is a hotspot drove meaning it has it's own wifi connection and does not need a wifi network. It is also battery operated with 7 hours life span that can be recharged when ever you choose. You can use a network NAS drive such as a western digital drives and access the drive again via software. The important thing is make sure you have second copies of your data. Hope that helps.
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    Thanks for your help. I think I'll get a NAS but It was also good to know about the Wifi drive. Might get one for the car, that shoud keep the kids quite on the long drivesSimon
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    If you or they have a home network, then an app like FileExplorer can be used to move files around.
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    FileBrowser, a $5 app, is great for sending to and from any shared folders on your home network with no helper apps required on the computers. I use it all the time for getting things from and sending them to my desktop and home server PCs.
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    Oh, that's just what I'm looking for. Thanks.
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    Same here, I use FileBrowser to access all the files on my NAS drive. I also have a specific folder on the NAS drive that I sync with my iPad using Goodreader, files that I want to carry on the road.
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    Brilliant, I'll look into the Goodreader. BTW what NAS drive did you go for?Si
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    I have a old D Link DNS 323

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