Anker 735 GaNPrime 65W - wrong choice for IPadPro + Sandisk SSD?

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Re: Anker 735 GaNPrime 65W - wrong choice for IPadPro + Sandisk SSD?

Are you by chance using NTFS on the external drives?

A lot of external drives come formatted using NTFS.  macOS can read NTFS volumes, although it needs help from third-party drivers to write to them.  I don't believe that iPadOS has any NTFS support.  (Until fairly recently, it would have been dead weight.)

Apple Support – Connect external storage devices to iPad says that

"A USB drive must have only a single data partition, and it must be formatted as FAT, FAT32, exFAT (FAT64), or APFS. To change the formatting of a USB drive, use a Mac or PC."

Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) format isn't in Apple's list.  (An iPad running a recent version of iPadOS would always use APFS for internal flash storage.)  But one Apple Support Community discussion thread claimed that iPads can read and write HFS+ volumes.  I haven't tested that one way or the other.

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