Ipad External Storage, wifi/usb options performance
iPad External Storage
I just posted this on another group but thought it might be a good resource or sticky here for anyone looking, sorry if it’s been done before
Im looking for anyone with experience using external drives and storage with their iPads. I’ve Done some research and it seems like there are either SanDisk ixpand drives which use a lightning port -not keen on this as sometime I’ll be upgrading to usb c iPad, or WiFi drives, and I was wondering if anyone has experience with drives so I know about compatibility And how it is.
‘’I don’t really understand how WiFi drives can be compatible in general - i see people saying some drives have apps to view the files, so don’t you need particular specificallu compatible WiFi drives with apps or are the drives simply picked up in the Files app? Apologies for my ignorance
i want to store lots of comic files, probably cbz, zips, as well as music files project files from Auria waves etc, and my small personal music collection, as well as some backups from apps like scrivener, and video files from my camera, so I really need something that is compatible with all thesE diverse file types. i do use cloud storage but it’s not a valid single backup and is impractically slow at transfers.
So so ideally I’d like a physical connection but I dont know how slow or fast the WiFi drives are at transferring or if there’s a way to read from any drive options yet as lightning connector seems very non future proof.