3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2014 12:15 AM by Kenichi Watanabe
Vicarpollard Level 1 (0 points)

I've got an old iPod fifth generation video, with lots of music and video etc. can I use it as an external device to plug into my ipad 2? Is there a cable or docking station that would allow me to do this.... It would give me lots more space and capacity whilst on the move.


iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 (32,979 points)

    No.  iPads do not connect to external storage devices.

  • johnhb2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've just read that you can buy a Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 (Model Number: STBF500300)     which is powered from the USB cable, so there is no need for an external power supply. This costs $119 here in New Zealand but this may have come out subsequent to these postings in late 2013.

  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 (32,979 points)

    Most external hard drives with a 2.5-inch drive inside (old and new) are powered by the computer's USB port, without the need for a separate power supply.  USB flash ("thumb") drives are also powered by the port.  But iPads (or any iOS device) cannot use external storage devices, of any type.