How to Connect iPad with 500GB Wireless Hard disk drive

One of the major drawbacks of Ipad at least for me is the amount of Disk space you have (Max 64 GB) and non-availability of a USB port so that you can connect a external usb device to use it with iPad. This small inconvenience for many is the major reason due to which I am still to buy a iPad. Even though Apple does provide a connecor Kit for additional ~30$, but that too has got tons of limitations e.g you can use it only to import photos and videos from camera and also, has a disk-size limit of 32GB, which makes it impossible to connect standard USB hard drives.

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Thanks to Seagate, GoFlex Satelliteâ„¢ Mobile Wireless Storage, looks like we can bypass his big drawback of iPad. It is said to be the first wireless hard disk drive which can help you connect it to iPad using its WiFi connection feature.

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  • Take your media library with you. Stream it to your iPad.
  • Take more than 300 HD movies on-the-go
  • Stream media over Wi-Fi to 3 iPads at the same time
  • Automatically sync media and documents from your PC or Mac computer
  • Up to 5 hours battery life2

Connecting to the GoFlex Satelliteâ„¢ Signal from an iOS Device

Apple iOS devices can use the GoFlex Media app, which allows you to easily find and play your content stored on the GoFlex Satellite drive. The GoFlex Media app, which you can get free from the App Store, can be used with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Make sure to install the app before continuing.

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1. Turn on the GoFlex Satellite device by pressing the power button. Wait for the Wi-Fi LED to blink blue, indicating it is ready to be accessed wirelessly.

2. On your iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch), tap Settings > Wi-Fi.

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3. Wait for the wireless network list to update and then select GoFlex Satellite from the list of networks.

4. Press the Home button on your iOS device.

5. Tap the GoFlex Media app to open the application.

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Via: Seagate Press release and GoFlex Satelliteâ„¢ User Guide


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