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 Post subject: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:30 pm 
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I am after some information please with actual working experiences.

Example I have been told the 2nd gen of my passport WD can over wifi with iPad Pro 2nd gen.
Be connected to the wifi and the WD my passport. ( I taking that the iPad probably not sim and wifi only)

Basically I am after a wifi drive that can sit in the home which I can use with any device - with a good data transfer rate.
Let’s say 30 sec 500 megs read write.

What do you know gang ?

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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:37 pm 
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Hi Rob

If I was after a drive, unless I was desperate I would wait until ios13 is released and see what that lets us do

It will also no doubt bring some features to LF and my guess is not all drives will work (depending on Apple)

Maybe a Christmas present to yourself?

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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:07 pm 
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That’s good advice Dave,
Not really done much research into OS 13.
2 months summer over and autumn looms in uk.

Have this crazy idea of a sim only in a router and also buy a new wifi drive.
Basically move away from hard wired phone lines all together and be mobile.

(hopefully moving soon and it will allow options other than old copper cables)

Mobile being top on the list.

OS 13 can Apple make what I have worse maybe - currently run old raw access on WD through astopad.

Laptop can see raw images, iOS no way Pedro.

Any data from other do let me know please.
Ps,Dave you hitting 31 c today ?

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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:27 am 
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Hey Rob,

I am using a 2nd gen 12.9” iPad Pro with 512gb storage.

When in the field / whilst travelling I transfer video from my CFast 2.0 reader (for Canon 1DX2 - so very large file sizes with high bitrates) to either the WD My Wireless Passport Pro 4TB (and then transfer wirelessly to the iPad Pro) or more recently the LaCie DJI CoPilot BOSS 2TB (and transfer direct to the iPad Pro via the attached Lightning cable). On the go I edit photos on the iPad in Adobe Lightroom and video in LumaFusion 2.0.

I picked up the WD My Wireless Passport Pro 4TB as a backup and file transfer solution before going to Europe filming for a month last year, and I was only taking my iPad rather than a MacBook. I had wanted the Lacie DJI, as a wired solution, but at that time it was still not released in Australia. I also looked at GnarBox, but in hindsight it is just as well that I did not wait for GnarBox 2.0. Whilst I was able to backup my data on the go, and make a further backup to a Lacie Rugged Drive from the WD Wireless Drive when staying with friends and using their Mac or PC, it is a slow solution to transfer large video files from the WD to the iPad.

My subsequent experience with the Lacie DJI CoPilot BOSS drive has been more flexible and reliable, and this is now my preferred backup whilst away from home. For several months I used it as my main data transfer device to the iPad via the lightning cable, and you can transfer multiple files at once if they are in a folder to store in iOS Files, or alternatively 'share' them a file at a time with LumaFusion (which is a tad laborious). Both the WD and the Lacie create a duplicate in iOS Files, and the only way to clear data that I have found is to uninstall each app once in a while... but this is an iOS 12 failing rather than a WD, Lacie or LumaFusion issue.

When in the studio with both my Mac and iPad, the most efficient and super fast transfer method between Mac and iPad (and vice versa) is with AirDrop - and as long as multiple videos are in a single folder, AirDrop will shift the folder into Files on the iPad. I have sent folders of up to 40gb so far, and When prompted I just locate them in the ‘User Media’ folder in ‘LumaFusion’ in iOS Files. As a result, I am not sure what the hype with iPadiOS is, as all the functionality for file management already exists in iOS 12.

The challenge for me is managing data on the iPad, as LF seems to have a duplicate of data in the iOS Files app, so a 512gb device is only good for around 200gb of data.

Hope this helps,

Spike


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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:30 am 
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Good morning Spike,

Yes that does help an in depth contents of knowledge shared, thank you.
I need to read through a few more times and grasp all the contents.

Interesting what you say about the Lacie DJI CoPilot BOSS.
Gnarbox, I guess never came to fruition on 2.0 version in time for you.

Once again thank you for the detailed areas you kindly posted.
Interesting re WD transfer on large files.

Here is something maybe of some interest to you.

mobimover_mac_free is something I am having a play around with.
Hard wired IOS to laptop say move files back and fourth, images appear in photo app etc.
Speeds quick.

Regards Rob

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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:33 am 
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Ps Spike,

Here is a burning question I have.

Wd my passport you have contains its own wifi functionality.

So if your iPad connected to the wd, how can you access the www if your at home say connected to your home router ?

I have been told, suggested it is possible is this due to wd software ?

Wifi point on my iPad I am able to connect one wifi point at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:50 am 
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Yes Rob,

There is a way to still connect to the WWW whilst on the WD from memory, but I have not used it for a few months and when you aren't doing it with frequency you tend to forget the steps. Moreover I was mainly using it away from home rather than my main everyday transfer (I have a Mac mini at home - hence the comfort of storing to an 8gb Lacie and AirDrop(ing) to and from the iPad (I always send rendered files to the Rendered folder in LumaFusion, and then AirDrop back to the Mac before uploading to YouTube as I have a painfully slow broadband in non-metropolitan Australia).

I also have the iPad with a SIM card, so could wifi to and from the WD whilst using the network to access the WWW.

The WD was way slower to transfer than the Lacie DJI CoPilot (with its lightning connector), and can drop out if you are in a busy wifi space given the cluttered 2.4ghz band. I find the WD okay for travelling but not an optimal home solution. You will find the manuals online, which should clarify the WiFi / WWW issue. If not, flick me an email and I will try and find it on my HardDrive.

Hope this helps,

Spike


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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
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Thank you Spike,

Yes I have more questions to ask.

Time to bike ride here, I think them through some before asking.

Regards Rob

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 Post subject: Re: Wifi hard drives
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Spike,

I think I would be correct that your in Oz now ?
Would you have had any personal use of one of these when you were traveling in Europe and where you live now.

Netgear Nighthawk M1


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