- Mar 11, 2011
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- Cranbrook, Kent, UK
oberkc said:I am, by no means, experienced with the vast and various cloud, networked, and shared storage options. My limited experience, however, suggests that such capabilities do, indeed, provide remote access to files.
Perhaps I am wrong, but the original point of this question and answer was related to the value of RAM. As I understand most apps, one has to share documents and files with each app in order to open and edit a file with that app. Doing so, I believe, loads a copy somewhere onto the on-board RAM. If this is accurate, then the value of remote storage does not necessarily to substitute for on-board RAM.
Perhaps others can confirm or deny.
If i am understanding you correctly (its been a long day) then this would be true if remote access is a one way street however, it is truly a two way street so, for example, I have all my photos on my NAS, I can view these remotely or I can download into my iPad edit them then upload back onto my NAS and delete the files from my iPad, thereby removing all traces of it from my iPads SSD but I'm still able to view the new file remotely.
Re-reading your post, I may well have misunderstood, I don't really understand the reference to RAM, once a file is saved on the iPad it will be in the main storage area and therefore any traces of the app it's in or the file itself can drop out of RAM (I should caveat this by stating that I'm no expert on RAM) and I think that you may be confusing RAM which is a temporary working area and the SSD which is where programmes and files reside for calling up when needed.