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meDrive File Server
Kanex meDrive is a file server for iOS devices built on WebDAV and Bonjour®. You can plug in a USB drive to expand storage and have a central point for all your files to share across iOS devices or MAC OS X. It is designed to be always on and always connected to your network. Create local cloud storage to share between local users and systems.
meDrive File Manager App
The meDrive app is a file manager designed to work with the meDrive file server. It has built-in Bonjour auto discovery for an easy setup. Features of the app include importing photos and videos from camera roll, stream videos, move/delete and zip/unzip files.
Available free at the Apple App Store
meDrive + iWork Files
Users of keynote®, Pages®, Numbers® will find this device ideal for local file sharing with its built in WebDAV support. Users can save and access iWork files to a local drive for easy access and sharing. Ideal for classrooms looking for an alternative to Dropbox and other cloud based storage. Teachers can create a secure local cloud in their classroom without having to log onto the Internet or pay monthly service fees.
The Kanex meDrive provides a safe, effective, and inexpensive solution to cloud based storage solutions that's easy for teachers to use on the existing district network. Teachers can quickly share files with students on nearly any device, and students just as rapidly share completed work back with the teacher.
- Robert Craven
Director of Technology and Media Services
Fullerton School District, CA
Mac + PC Friendly
Manage and share your files across iOS, OSX or windows platforms. Connect and collaborate with local network users seamlessly.
Did You Know?
meDrive also works with other popular file management apps made for iOS and Android devices.
Apple App Store
• Easy classroom file sharing
• Private storage. No monthly fees
• WebDAV support for Keynote
• Easy create network storage for groups
• Share files across iOS, Mac, Windows
• Built-in support for WebDAV and Bonjour
• Central file server for multiple devices
• Always on. Always connected
• Free iOS file manager app
1Ft Rj45 Ethernet Cable
Mini USB Cable
WebDAV/ SMB support
Auto Discovery Service
10/100 Ethernet/ USB 2.0/ Mini USB Power Port
USB Bus Powered
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (5th generation)
Requires iOS 5.1 or later
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meDrive File Server
Discussion on Kanex meDrive hardware. Firmware, features, support
Discussion on Kanex meDrive file manager app for iOS
What hard drive file formats does meDrive support?
meDrive supports all the popular formats such as FAT32, MSDOS& NTFS
Do I need to reboot the meDrive before plugging in another flash drive?
No, meDrive is fully hot swappable, add and remove storage from it at any time
How do you connect meDrive?
1. Plug the Ethernet cable from meDrive to your router 2. Install USB storage (flash based or hard drive) 3. Plug in the Mini USB cable into the meDrive then to a USB power port.
Do I have to be on the same network to access meDrive from my iPad
Yes, all your devices will need to be on the same network in order to access meDrive
Do I need an external power supply to power up meDrive?
No, meDrive is USB powered and only takes 300mA to power up from any USB power adapter or source.
What file formats does meDrive support?
meDrive supports a plethora of file formats ranging from word docs, excel, PowerPoint to iWork files such as Keynote, Pages and numbers and popular video formats.
Where can I get more information on upgrading the firmware for meDrive?
For more information please visit our forums at: http://forums.kanexlive.com/post/Latest-Firmware-amp-Upgrade-Instructions-6144623
Does the meDrive work with external hard drives that run off of usb?
Yes, the USB port on the meDrive will supply power and will work with external hard drives that run off USB.
This device is being promoted to Mac and iOS users and your file format FAQ specifies all popular formats but then lists only Microsoft formats. Does the meDrive support Apple formats?
Example Of Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Can the meDrive connect to External Exclosure type of HDD's?
Yes it will work..
Is there any way to access this remotely over the internet... or even better connect two of them remotely.. one at home and one at my business?
Yes, you could access the meDrive remotely however this will come down to opening a port on you internet router this way you are allowed to access your router from outside your house. You could have 2 of them connected and access them remotely but this setting needs to be done through your internet router.
Can I run me drive off of a Mac book pro instead of my router, and if so will I be able to use it as a mini Intrenet not connected to the Internet?
No, it needs an open LAN connection or router in order to operate.
Does medrive support USB hubs? Would it be feasible to connect 2 (3 or more) HDD so as to increase available disk capacity?Many Thanks
Absolutely, and great question - yes you can connect a USB 2.0/3.0 Hub and connect multiple HDD's.
Can the meDrive acquire USB power from routers like CISCO, Linksys or Airport Extreme Stations?
Yes, most of the routers like CISCO, Linksys - do provide USB power, and you can easily connect meDrive for power, however, Airport Express does not provide enough power over USB.
Can I use an ipad power adapter or iphone power adapter to power my medrive?
Absolutely, those power adapters mentioned will work to provide full power. Thanks.
Getting an Error or Unsupported Directory name when trying to open a folder
If you are getting an Error or Unsupported Directory name, please make sure not to have any spaces when naming your Folders. However you are allowed to have spaces on your files just not folders at this time. Tip: You could substitute the spaces for underscores for example: My_Pictures_2013
4.00 out of 5/ Based on
I use this product for file storage pictures and videos Easy interphase It crashes a lot. It starts to tell you how many files are being transferred then stops but is still transferring them. Can only transfer one video at a time. Fix the crashing. Program turning off while using it is annoying
Reviewed by Sa, Stony Plain AB Canada, 3/5/2013
Device: iPad - Year: 2012
Connected to my router at home. Simple setup and really easy to use.
Reviewed by mm, Somers NY United States, 3/2/2013
Device: iPad - Year: 12/5
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