1. suvlady's Avatar
    Has anyone purchased any wireless external storage devices? If so, what kind and did you have any luck with them working properly? I was thinking of trying the GoFlex Seagate Satelite drive. Any input would be appreciated. I have the 16GB wifi iPad 3.

    Here is a link to the drive I mentioned:

    Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage (500GB) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

    Thanks!
    04-04-2012 07:51 AM
  2. Motorbones's Avatar
    I'm not sure I would ever need that much storage unless I decided to store a lot of movies. I would be curious to see how well it works.
    04-04-2012 11:21 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    If one uses iTunes Home Sharing everything in one's iTunes library is available to play on an iPad, no additional external storage is needed.

    I'm not seeing a need for external storage that's iPad specific as iCloud, and other similar solutions offer support to document sharing...Dropbox and similar services are also available.
    04-04-2012 11:32 AM
  4. meballard's Avatar
    If one uses iTunes Home Sharing everything in one's iTunes library is available to play on an iPad, no additional external storage is needed.

    I'm not seeing a need for external storage that's iPad specific as iCloud, and other similar solutions offer support to document sharing...Dropbox and similar services are also available.
    Those solutions don't generally help when you're out of the house and don't have/don't want to pay for a sufficiently good Internet connection...

    I've been playing with the CloudFTP and the Kensington Wi-Drive. I like the Wi-Drive ability to share another Wi-Fi connection so that you're not offline, but they both have their advantages, not sure which I like better (CloudFTP IMO has the potential to be a lot better).
    04-05-2012 04:41 PM
  5. volsfan0911's Avatar
    between dropbox and sugarsync, I've never found cloud storage (or lack thereof) to be an issue. Even with just the free service for both, that's what? 7 GB in addition to all the iCloud storage available. Both services offer ridiculous amounts of additional storage if needed for a nominal charge. Gotta love it.
    04-05-2012 08:57 PM
  6. suvlady's Avatar
    I currently use DropBox also. My concern is that I have the wifi iPad 3 and if I wanted to store a movie or files on the actual iPad, I wouldn't have much space, if I didn't have an internet connection to get to DropBox or Cloud storage. That is why I was considering the external storage as an option.
    04-06-2012 08:19 AM
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