6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2012 6:49 PM by Skydiver119
Olindedg Level 1 Level 1

Olindedg

 

Is there anyway to connect my USB 2.0 flash drive to my iPad 2?


iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iOS 5.0.1
  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6

    To do what?

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    For what purpose?

     

    Most apps utilize their own means of transferring the content they create or can import. Photos can be read using Apple's Camera Connection Kit: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC531ZM/A

     

    For other uses this may answer your question: http://www.hypershop.com/iFlashDrive-by-HyperDrive-s/210.htm

  • Olindedg Level 1 Level 1

    Olindedg

    Thanks I will try those links out.

    I want to pose a few questions to this discussion thread.

     

    Sdevan said in a similar discussion,

     

    There are wireless usb drives you can connect.  I think Seagate makes one.  The biggest problem is that writes are one way, from the iPad to the drive only.  At least this, according to a friend; I don't have one.

     

    Olindedg

    Does this mean you can only transfer files from the iPad 2 to the USB 2.0 flash drive and not visa versa?

    All I want to to is put photos and a few documents on my iPad and view them in iPad "Photos" and iPad "Pages."

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    The Camera Connection Kit will only inport photos and videos from the USB drive to the iPad. The have to be in a folder lable DCIM in the root directory. The file names have to be exactly eight charactors.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Olindedg wrote:

     

    Olindedg

    Thanks I will try those links out.

    I want to pose a few questions to this discussion thread.

     

    Sdevan said in a similar discussion,

     

    There are wireless usb drives you can connect.  I think Seagate makes one.  The biggest problem is that writes are one way, from the iPad to the drive only.  At least this, according to a friend; I don't have one.

     

    Olindedg

    Does this mean you can only transfer files from the iPad 2 to the USB 2.0 flash drive and not visa versa?

    All I want to to is put photos and a few documents on my iPad and view them in iPad "Photos" and iPad "Pages."

    The Seagate is in fact one way, the opposite of what you describe. It provides a means of storing media files -music, video, etc. - and accessing them for playback on the iPad. You can't write to the drive from the iPad. The typical method of moving files on and off the iPad is via synching with iTunes, a cloud service such as Dropbox, or via email.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    As the others have said, you can't transfer documents from any drive to the iPad. Some apps have file transfer protocols of their own. readdleDocs supports a wireless sync although I've never explored it. Documents to go has a free desktop program that will allow you to wirelessly sync documents from your computer to your iPad.

    or the afrorementioned e-mail, or cloud based service.