Sanho Releases iPad-Friendly HyperDrive

Sanho's HyperDrive lineup is expanding by one. The company has been producing special hard drives that are generally used as photo backup devices for some time now, with their latest fully compatible with the Apple iPad. If fact, it's called the second generation of the HyperDrive Hard Drive for iPad, which is said to be the only HDD that can connect directly to the iPad via Apple's first-party Camera Connection Kit. This one enables users to access up to 1TB of multi-media, which should be plenty for the average tablet user. Or so we hope!

The good news here is that you don't have to Jailbreak your iPad for this to work. The HyperDrive looks just like any other portable hard drive, but it has a pair of mini USB ports. One is for connecting to the computer to function as a normal USB hard drive and the other to connect to the iPad via the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The highlight trick of the device is its ability to turn individual file folders into virtual 32GB drives on the fly that is readable by the iPad. While the HyperDrive is bus powered when connected to the computer, it has an internal 1600mAh battery to power its connection to the iPad.

To transfer media from the HyperDrive to the iPad, users just need to connect the HyperDrive to the iPad via a USB cable and the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The HyperDrive hard drive folder contents will appear on the iPad screen and users can navigate the folders to search for videos and photos to download to the iPad. The device will ship in March, with pricing as follows: 0GB: $99, 320GB:$199, 500GB:$249, 640GB:$299, 750GB:$349, 1TB: $399.


Sanho Announces 2nd Iteration Of HyperDrive iPad-compatible Hard Drive

Users Can Directly Use iPad To Browse And Transfer Up To 1TB Of Video And Photo Content

01.28.2011– MACWORLD 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, California - Sanho Corporation (Booth 710) today announce the second iteration of their popular HyperDrive Hard Drive for iPad, the only hard drive in the market that can connect directly to the iPad via the Apple Camera Connection Kit. This new version allows users to directly use their iPads to browse and transfer up to 1TB of video and photo content without the need for computers, additional apps or a jailbroken ipad.

Finished in a slim enclosure, the HyperDrive looks exactly like any portable USB hard drive except that it has 2 mini USB ports, one for connecting to the computer to function as a normal USB hard drive and the other to connect to the iPad via the Apple Camera Connection Kit.

Using the Apple Camera Connection Kit, the iPad is able to connect to SD cards and self-powered USB devices. However there is a size limitation of 32GB, making it impossible for larger USB hard drives to connect to the iPad. HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive overcomes this limit with its unique patent pending ability to turn individual file folders into virtual 32GB drives on the fly that is readable by the iPad. While the HyperDrive is bus powered when connected to the computer, it has an internal 1600mAh battery to power its connection to the iPad.

Users can first transfer their entire movie and photo library from their computer to the HyperDrive via USB. Once that is done, users will have up to 1TB of media accessible to the iPad anytime.

To transfer media from the HyperDrive to the iPad, users just need to connect the HyperDrive to the iPad via a USB cable and the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The HyperDrive hard drive folder contents will appear on the iPad screen and users can navigate the folders to search for videos and photos to download to the iPad.

"HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive lets you carry your entire HD movie and photo library with your iPad," says Daniel Chin, President of Sanho Corporation. "HyperDrive is as compact as your portable USB hard drive and yet at capacities up to 1TB, can hold more data than your laptop," he added. "The iPad is the perfect media player but its capacities are limited and it requires a computer and iTunes to transfer media to the iPad," he continued. "HyperDrive releases the iPad from this restriction and truly turns it into a media consuming device," he concludes.

Features

- Connects to the iPad to transfer photos, movies and other media
- Connect HyperDrive as a USB hard drive to the computer
- Support multiple partitioned hard drive formats

Price and Availability

The new HyperDrive Hard Drive for iPad ships in March 2011 and is available for pre-order now at the following manufacturer's suggested retail price (0GB: $99, 320GB:$199, 500GB:$249, 640GB:$299, 750GB:$349, 1TB: $399). It is available at http://www.hyperdrive.com/ipad

Via:  Sanho
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