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Looking at an iPad Pro to replace my well worn Mac book pro.   My normal workflow is to verify copy my XQD cards via shotput pro to an external HD.   Anyone know of or use an iPad app that can do this?  I’ve been googling it up and can’t seem to find anything that fits the bill.  

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Not trying to be a smart-ass, but the reason you can’t find anything, is because you can’t do that.  I think the closest I’ve seen to that, are some of the data transfer apps let you monitor the progress on an iOS device, but that’s it.

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I'm good with being a smart ass, I'm one myself, often.   I guess that's that's the $1000 idea, if there was an app, I'd buy it. As we get pushed to do more and more, I'm looking at ways to carry less crap.  I've been experimenting with LumaFusion, and it does what I need on the road.  But getting media backed up, and connected to my current iPad mini is the current roadblock in the system.   I realize the mini isn't the right tool, but before dropping $$ I like to test out a work flow.  Appreciate your response.  

 

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It'll happen soon though, I think. I follow a few developers, Apple staff, and macOS "nerds" on Twitter, and my understanding is that with Big Sur and the Silicon processors things are starting to become more unified between macOS and iPadOS, and what the hardware is capable of.

The maker of Hedge (data transfer software) in particular I've seen often comment on this.

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I hope you are right.   I reached out to the makers of Shotput Pro, they said they have thought about it but manufacturers would have to have drivers and the is a question about powering both the external drive and the card reader.   I would think USBC would have enough for that.  Also they weren’t sure that the maker would be big enough to make it cost effective.    Will wait and see what the new OS has in store.  In the mean time I guess I will try and get my laptop to last another year or two.  

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