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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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Mini_mi said:
Yes there is a way to hook up an external drive. Check out hyperdrive.com. Looks pretty good to me.


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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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?

I don' think so...you might be able to do it with the right app, though.
 

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dhevans_6 said:
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)

I found an answer to my question: mediaconnect and flexplayer. Both free, work together and just streamed an mpg from my nas I know isn't in a compatible apple format :)
 

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I use the Goflex Satellate from Seagate to store all my videos and movies, it works very well with the Seagate App.
 

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Anybody have any experience with the Hyperdrive iFlashDrive (https://www.hypershop.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=210)? Billed as the only thumbdrive that can move data between iOS and a PC. Only reviews of Hyperdrive products I've seen are on Amazon for their hard drives, and these reviews are scathing - no documentation, complex setup and operation, lots of apps to pay for and download, no customer support, etc. They're advertising the iFlashDrive heavily, so I thought maybe somebody out there has one??
 

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Big samm said:
Like others said the wireless goflex from seagate is a good choice!

Sent from my iPad 4G

You recommend this device, so I'm going to ask you this question that I have not found an answer. When I rip a DVD to watch on my laptop, all I have to do is run a media player and the program saves it to my laptop and I can watch it later. The same thing for my DVD movies that I buy from the Internet. In order for me to get it to my iPad, which I really don't want to do, can I just point my media player to rip the DVD to the Goflex drive?

I tried the conversion route where I rip a DVD, convert it an iPad format and then synch it to the iPad. I want to eliminate that middle conversion step. Which seems to take as long as ripping the DVD in the first place! Due to limited space I also do not want to download it the iPad.

Thanks for your help.
 

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As long as its an mp4 yea. Just rename the extension to m4v to make it apple friendly. I think the goflex will play mp4s straight up.
 

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