I need help transferring data from computer to Apple iPad.
you may try a software to help you. i suggest you use iPhone data recovery software, which can help you manage this. http://www.easeus.com/mobile-tool/free-iphone-data-recovery.html
iTunes would be the main method of transferring music, pictures, documents, videos, etc. If you want drag-and-drop capabilities without iTunes, use CopyTrans or Sharepod. http://www.copytrans.net or http://www.getsharepod.com
which kind of data are they?