The New Ipad Expandable Storage

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Demolisher23, May 19, 2012.

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Is your 16GB iPad full/almost full?

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  1. Demolisher23
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    So I've looked into hyperdrive airstash camera connection kit ect ect..

    I was just looking to use the camera connection kit with a large SD card for the cheapest expandable storage using iFile when the new iPad jailbreak comes out this month.

    I do not use my iPad for many photos, or video even, mainly apps. All these expandable storage options talk about expanding the storage for pictures and video, however as all new iPad owners know, retina display apps are ridiculously large up to 2 GBs but they are so damn awesome. So my question is are you able to store apps on these expandable storage units?


    Confirmed can be done using iFile on a jailbroken iPad with a camera connection kit and sd card I got this one for 3 buck free shipping and all
    http://www.amazon.com/Newgen-CRIPAD...BV68/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338343557&sr=8-2

    Open iFile and cut the application folder and paste it in the flashdrive folder then link it back to application folder and it works :)
    Last edited: May 29, 2012
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    No, apps have to stay on the iPad, it's just the data that can go on an external Drive.

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    Explain? So your saying appdata can be stored?
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    Files, movies, pictures, etc can be stored elsewhere. I would have a look through here as it may give you some ideas http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-connect/

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    As Gabriel stated, apps can ONLY be stored directly on the iPad. They can't be stored elsewhere. For example, a game like Infinity Blade 2 is almost 1 gig and NOVA 3 is a whopping 1.5 gigs. They can only be downloaded to the iPad and played from there. Apps that size will quickly take up memory, and before you know it, the device is full. It will only take a few apps to fill up,a 16g gig iPad. Even the 64 gig can be used up pretty quickly if the user stores a lot of pics, music, movies, and apps. The only work around is to delete apps to free up space. You can always reinstall the app later from the app store if you need to.

    Apps that use and manipulate media (such as iMovie and Garage Band) again can only be stored and run on the iPad, but the edited media itself: music, movies, photos, can be stored externally via cloud or iTunes transfer. The camera kit for SD cards works like a 1-way street. Picture and movie files can be uploaded to the iPad, but you can't transfer files from the iPad to the SD card. Same goes for the external "hard drives". I'm not sure if the limitations apply to a jail broken iPad (I don't have that experience).
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    Good info there, but if you go to the link I gave in the previous post you will see that the one way street for external storage is no longer true, in particular, check out my review/guide of the CloudFTP.

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    Thanks Archangel! This thread actually piqued my curiosity. I clicked on your link after i posted and read your review. I also noticed your post on another thread in the Jailbreak forums regarding CloudFTP. Good stuff, I'm gonna seriously look into this!
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    There is new stuff coming all the time, the boundaries are changing constantly so it is hard for anyone to stay completely on top of it. I think I just chanced across a mention of CloudFTP in a thread on these forums and I just had to try it out.

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    Using the Air Stash, which is based on SD cards, you can both read files from it and write files to it. You can move pictures to the ipad from the Air Stash and you can takes pictures from the traditional places that the iPad stores pictures than then store them on the Air Stash.

    It is definitely a two-way street now and there are several options out there. Frankly, even though the CCK only cost $30, I think I'd save that $30 and get one of the other options as they offer a lot more functionality.
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    Agreed, there are so many better options now and it can only get better and better from here on in!

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    Confirmed, It can infact be done with a camera connection kit, apps can be stored using iFile the jailbroken app just tried it and expanded my storage 16 extra gigs
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    :) good to know

    im getting my 16gb ipad 3 today...should be enough space for me for awhile at least
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    Can you give a more detailed description on how to do this?? I'm very anxious to know.

    Never mind I figured it out!
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    More storage

    How do you move data from your iPad folder stored on PC to cloud FTP?, so you will have more storage on iPad 3.I read some were you can keep the app on the pad and the data is stored on a external drive. Only have 1 Gig left.
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    Have a look here http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-connect/75570-cloudftp.html

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    I think a lot of new 'pad users like me come into the experience thinking they'll create word-processing documents and slideshows on their 'pads and save them on the machine like on their PCs. What I quickly discovered is that the 'pad is NOT a computer at all, but a communications and lifestyle device for accessing and enjoying media and the web. Sure, you can use an MS Word clone to whip up a report for the boss, but as soon as you get used to saving it on iCloud or Dropbox, you'll be as comfortable as you were with the PC.
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    [​IMG] Originally Posted by Bob1040
    How do you move data from your iPad folder stored on PC to cloud FTP?, so you will have more storage on iPad 3.I read some were you can keep the app on the pad and the data is stored on a external drive. Only have 1 Gig left.
    Have a look here CloudFTP. Gabriel1. Is their another guide to show you how to do this. Having a hard time doing this in your last post. Thank you for any help you can give.
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    What exactly are you trying to move?

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    I'am try to gain more storage on my iPad which has only 1 Gig left.What I want to do is store my apps data on the cloudFTP (hard drive) and keep my Icons on the iPad. So this will give me more storage. Is this doable.It was mention a few post above. the person in this post figured it out but did not say how.
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    Both Apps and icons need to stay on the iPad but movies, documents, photos can all be moved off. I believe that iTunes purchased music and films would need to remain on the iPad.

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