Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2013 11:29 PM (in response to CB500X)
You have plenty of options beside iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2013 11:41 PM (in response to Diavonex)
Thanks, but these are all Cloud solutions, which effetively cost a fair bit for decent amounts of storage, and do not offer the levels of security we once believed existed.
What I want is a nice old-fashioned piece of hardware such as a USB drive on which I can backup / warehouse / copy. Wifi is not always readily available when travelling. That's why the wifi drive run off battery seem attractive.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to CB500X)
If you're thinking about carrying both an iPad and an external drive or two, why not just go with a MacBook? I believe you can get storage configurations higher than 128 gb with even the MacBook Air. You'll avoid this whole work around thing you're trying to do.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to CB500X)
Meg's suggestion makes a lot of sense, particularly with the macbook air, which weighs 2.38 lbs. It's about 1lb less than the MBP retina and more than two lbs. less than an MBP 2012. Please note though, that of all of these, only the MBP June 2012 still has a dvd drive.
If you were planning on buying a 128 gb ipad at $799.00, you can get an Air in the Apple online only refurb store. There's one there now for $749.00 (They come and go pretty fast sometimes, so if you see something you want. get it while it's there. I'm big fan of the Apple refurb store and you will get a full warranty.
Then buy a wireless drive such as the new Sandisk or the Seagate Wireless Plus media drive. Sandisk also has a wireless flash drive. You can read user reviews in the Amazon store.
Or stick with an ipad if you don't need all of the capabilities that a laptop has that are not in the ipad. But still get a wireless drive, particularly because you said you're often in areas with no wifi. So whatever you decide regarding laptop vs. ipad, the wireless external drive can be very useful. You'd have to load it up with your movies, etc. before you go.
Decisions - Decisions!
Hope this helps.