What sort of things do you have that add up to so much storage space? If it is music, videos or photos, as GW said, your computer and iTunes are your external storage. SImply sync your iPad and move music, video and photo files back and forth to the iPad.
If it is data like document files, etc., there are many ways you can use cloud services to make your files accessible to your iPad. In my case, I have a full iPad plus access to an additional 100 or so GB of files through a combination of Dropbox and WebDAV servers. I can get those files any time I have a live connection to the Internet -- or essentially always.
There are also ways to deal with the music, videos and photos with cloud storage, for example if you are a professional photographer.
I have music, video and also store Tons of pictures. In some of the locations I work in Internet access is limited. My laptop is now set-up strictly for business. It is already maxed out and has crashed at let's say not to opportune time. I'm trying to build a BULLET PROOF SYSTEM or at least a Fool proof one till they can come up with a fool that can make it crash. I love my IPAD and wish to create or purchase a Rock solid data storage system separate from WIFI/G3 service.
Living the dream,
There may be others.
Here is an interesting product:
Size & Weight
- 802.11b/g (54 Mbps max)
- Range: 50m (160 ft) line of sight
- Maximum simultaneous connections: 8
- Configurable security: open and WEP; WPA available in upcoming firmware release
- USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbps)
- USB Mass Storage Class
Power & Battery
- Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery (non-replaceable)
- Charging via USB connector to computer or powered hub
CapacitySD / SDHC Card up to 32 GB (user supplied)
- Web browser WiFi b/g capable device
- Optimized experience for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad via HTML5
- No internet connection required
I understand your situation, as mine is similar. I plan to travel in Africa for several months. I was hoping to bring the iPad and do not wish to bring another computer. Internet connections will be slow or non-existent in most places.
I can copy the photos from my camera to the iPad and would like to then back them up to a hard drive.
I have not found any device where I can copy from the iPad to the device, without using a PC or Mac computer. The Seagate GoFlex, Hyperdrive or Airstash are good for transferring files to the iPad, but not the other way.
Any one have any creative thoughts?