Prefer not to jailbreak

Thanks to both for your replies. I prefer not to jailbreak my devices at this point in time.
Personally I wouldn't consider an iPad to be a laptop but without getting into the pedantic yes, basically I don't want to take an iPad AND a laptop, the laptop would be deadweight since it would only be used to store video recorded on the camcorder.
The GoFlex is NTFS which is why I've halted my purchase until I figure out a better solution. It seems crazy to have to buy the GoFlex for my iPad and a different FAT32 for my camcorder and then I have no way to watch my videos on my iPad whilst I'm away.
I'm surprised if no manufacturer has thought to link these devices together yet.