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    Does anyone know if there is a way to connect an external hardrive to the iPad 3? Ive seen the stagnate wifi external which looks pretty good but wondering if it can be done with a standard external ?

    Also is there anyway to exchange files between an iPad and iphone via bluetooth? Thanks guys...bit of a newbie when it comes to the iPad but loving it :)
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    No and no .. But there are file sharing apps
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    Even after jail breaking?
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    Not that I am aware.
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    No worries. Thanks :)
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    Anytime :)
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    Or E-mail it to yourself ?
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    Kevin:

    You might want to take a look at this thread here: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?p=354089

    It talks about connecting a jail broken iPad2 to an external storage drive. They lost me early on in the conversation :))), but, if you're jailbroken, it might be something to read through.

    Marilyn
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    I have the seagate wifi media satellite and it's awesome 500gb of movies and my full iTunes library anytime I want to my iPad and iPhone ☺
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    +1 to the Seagate Satellite wifi drive

    Love mine, 500 GB storage for your iPad. Works also with your iPhone and MBPro as well.
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    Without jail breaking, the seagate satellite drives are the only real way to have that much space. Go download the AirDisk Pro app. It was free the other day and is now like 2$ on sale. It is pretty good and allows you to drag and drop from any computer on wifi or connect to another iOS device over Bluetooth to share files. Also allows export to other apps.
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    I use a 32GB Kingston Wi drive. I have heard great things about the Seagate also!
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    Thanks guys , I've not jail broken my iPad and I'm inclined to go with the wifi external option as its mainly to watch movies on the road so I dunno if bluetoothing would really work. I've got about 20 gb space on my phone so would be good to be able to use that right enough :) thanks everyone
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    +1. Just got it for 0.99$. Great app.
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    Thanks from me too, I just installed it on my iPad and will have a play with it later.

    The Archangel
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    Glad to help! It's also a media player so you can play mp3s, share to another iPod, phone, pad via Bluetooth. Very awesome file sharing options. Also can watch some movie formats on it.
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    Does anyone know if this will transfer files from a twonky/dlna server?

    My mifi has got the above and I've got a 16gb SDHC card in it. Hoping to stream files from it to this but I'm not sure this will do it (and the dev website is a little sparse lol)
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    Yes there is a way to hook up an external drive. Check out hyperdrive.com. Looks pretty good to me.
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    I like the "work around" with their 32gig segments, but I think this drive works only with photos and videos. So if you have a lot and want them readily available, this might be a good solution. Unfortunately, you can only transfer files from the drive to the iPad, but not from the iPad to the drive.
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    Long as we're (sort of) on the subject, if I plug a standard thumbdrive into the USB port of my wireless router, will the iPad pick it up as a usable storage device on wifi without any jailbreaking? Like, as an alternative to a hard drive?

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