Sandisk external SSD will not function with lightning iPad with USB3 camera adapter
I just bought the USB3 Camera adapter from Apple to test out my Sandisk Extreme 510 SSD and it does not work even with auxiliary lightning power.
The source of the issue seems to be insufficient power as the SSD isn’t recognized at all, much like what happens when you try to plug in an external HDD. There isn’t even an ‘insufficient power’ warning message like what you will get if you try plugging in a flash drive without auxiliary power.
This is an expected problem when you consider that Lightning wasn’t designed for this usecase but still somewhat disappointing.