Use iPhone as A Portable Hard Drive with DiskAid

The one thing I miss most about the iPod Classic is the ability to use it as an external hard drive (HDD). This feature is unable with the iPhone and iPod Touch since they use flash memory. The solution back then was to SSH (Secure Shell) into a jailbroken iPhone through a wireless connection. The limitation is that you can only transfer through a wireless connection. I didn’t like this because it was time consuming and slow especially if you transfer large files. I avoided transferring files with my iPhone until I found DiskAid.

DiskAid is a Product of DigiDNA. They have many other great products for your Apple devices.

Turn Your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad into a Portable Hard Drive

With DiskAid, you can transfer files to and from your device with your PC. The best part is that you don’t need a wireless connection. You just need a USB cable. Here’s a video to see it in action for yourself!

Another neat feature of DiskAid is File Sharing with third-party apps on your Apple device.

Other products by DigiDNA:
TuneAid –  Backup songs from your iPod. Now, you can transfer songs from your iPod to your PC.
PicsAid – Copy and Backup pictures from iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your computer.
BackOff – Free utility that speeds up iTunes sync for the iPhone or iPod Touch.
FileApp – App to manage and read files on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. FileApp has a feature called Document Interaction that lets you manage files on third-party apps.

I am happy to say that all the products are reasonably priced and affordable. One thing they could do is integrate the functions of all desktop applications into one program. But they do offer a Bundle pack for DiskAid, TuneAid, PicsAid. You’ll end up saving more with the Bundle pack than buying all the products individually.

Another improvement I would like to see is portable versions of the applications. Though, the installation is simple enough, a portable version would be easy to run on work restricted computers that don’t allow program installations.

DigiDNA is an awesome company with a great list of products. I forgot to mention that you can try all those products for free!

As an added bonus, my readers get a 20% discount from prices that are already low. Just redeem the coupon code: d3sodotcom20 upon checkout to obtain your discount.

I know that these products will help you use your Apple devices to their full potential. Let me know what you think about their products and if you’ve used them before. Also, are there things that DigiDNA can improve?

I’m giving away a free copy of FileApp Pro to a lucky commentator. You can use FileApp Pro on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The winner will be announced next week and will receive a voucher to redeem the app on the Apple App Store. So, don’t forget to leave a comment!

9 Responses to Use iPhone as A Portable Hard Drive with DiskAid

  1. PPC Ian November 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Thanks for sharing D3so, and for the coupon code! These seem like some really great utilities.
    All the best,

  2. d3so November 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    No problem.
    I think you'll end up getting the code. I suppose I'll give it until Monday night.
    I suprised at the lack of responses this post got 😛

  3. Ari Lestariono November 8, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    I'm confused why i-phone is not popuker in Indonesia, rather than BB, it's first launching explode the market to roof level.Or perhaps the i-phone screen is a much sensitive touch screen that requires clean environment rather than polutions in massive city i.e Jakarta or any part of the world??
    Any one can respond to that market analysisi??

  4. d3so November 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Interesting. Probably the reception or support for the iPhone is inferior to BB over there. Is the iPhone locked with a single carrier over there?

  5. Web Design LA November 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    I have used this its really easy to use. I even canceled for my planning of purchasing new portable hard drive.

  6. d3so November 15, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Yeah, I don't like using portable drives either. I'd rather use a device I already use.

  7. Joseph @ Apple Ipod Discount January 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    that is awesome… i really need it. thanks for posting
    this. I usually transfer large files and its really time
    consuming. Great!

  8. cell phone protection April 18, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Today every people use i phone apps. Because every people use Apple I phone and this is most useful cell phone in the world that’s why that i phone apps is most usable application on mobile.

  9. cell phone protection April 18, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Hello d3so Yeah i agree from you Really you have a wonderful blog..There are thousands of apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Categories of apps include Business, Games, Entertainment, Sports, Education, Medical, Fitness, News, Travel, Photography and more!Thanks