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#225663 29-Nov-2017 11:49
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Can anyone recommend a good wireless HDD for use with iOS devices?  I'd primarily use it to stream movies and TV shows from the HDD to my iPhone or iPad which in turn would be connected to a TV via a lightning to HDMI adapter, when I travel (holidays).  I'd ideally like something with a decent app interface with a wide number of video file formats.

 

Has anyone got something they can recommend, or equally something to stay away from?

 

Cheers.


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  #1909476 29-Nov-2017 12:12
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Are you referring to those little portable routers that have storage in them and handle your mobiles hotspot and other connections to it?
Corsair make a nice one same with Sandisk. 




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  #1909479 29-Nov-2017 12:16
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Hmm, maybe I do not know what I am referring to...  I want a portable hard disk drive that I can connect to wirelessly with my iOS device to stream content from it.  Not sure about the portable routers with storage as I have not heard about them before (unless what I am asking for does contain a router?).

 

Do you have links to what you suggested above so I can see what you are talking about?


 
 
 
 


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  #1909544 29-Nov-2017 13:07
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The Wireless passport or something.  I think can do camera uploads, and act as a travel hotspot and allow you to stream content off it.

 

You mean something like that? I've never really investigated them much, but they did intrigue me from the camera upload point of view (the ones that also act as travel router were able to sent to a cloud service also).

 

 





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  #1909550 29-Nov-2017 13:12
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Satch:

 

Hmm, maybe I do not know what I am referring to...  I want a portable hard disk drive that I can connect to wirelessly with my iOS device to stream content from it.  Not sure about the portable routers with storage as I have not heard about them before (unless what I am asking for does contain a router?).

 

Do you have links to what you suggested above so I can see what you are talking about?

 

 

 

 

https://www.wdc.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-wireless-pro.html#WDBP2P0020BBK-NESN

 

 

 

These.

Not sure how they intend on your using it as a HDD when IOS devices have no facility for file transfer or explore network storage... That I am aware of, But I did see something on the IOS11 update.
I suppose it will be some junk virtual cloud app you must use.
The wireless hub features are good, so you can use your phones hotspot and connect laptop, tablet etc etc...

Cool ideas and devices I suppose.. 


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  #1909552 29-Nov-2017 13:21
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And this one from seagate:

 

https://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/goflex-satellite-data-sheet-ds1736-2-1106us.pdf

 

Plus

 

https://www.seagate.com/consumer/backup/wireless-plus/

 

I think the latter one can act as a wireless travel hub...but I think it's bridging wifi, ie it connects to hotel wifi, your device connects to it and shares it.

 

 





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  #1911019 30-Nov-2017 11:53
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Hmm, thanks guys.  Will look into the suggestions.


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