Card to Card Memory Card Reader/Writer

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  1. davebmck

    davebmck TPF Noob!

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    Is there such a thing as a card reader/writer that will read from one memory card and write to another memory card. I'm thinking it would be a good way to download my pictures every day while on vacation. It would save me from having to lug my computer around me.
     
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    There are portable storage devices like the Wolverine and Epson also makes one. The thing is, they are so freaking expensive, that it makes lugging that laptop a pleasure... at least for me.

    Google photography storage devices for more info.
     
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    They do have some that are pretty cheap that just don't have the color LCD on them. $150 or so for like 40 gig or something like that. Pretty economical.
     
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    A link for the man, Chris? All the ones I saw were not all that great and most of them did not even support CF cads.
     
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    Looks like there may be some media players out there for $150 or so. I will have to do some investigation on whether they will read my CF cards though.
     
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    Here in the UK, Jobo sells a relatively inexpensive storage device (40GB), which accepts CF cards. Maybe you can buy something similar on the other side of the pound.
     
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    Thanks guys. I have to leave for a trip now. I will check out this tonight.
     
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    I'd love to link you one, but I haven't dug all the way into this yet. I was just browsing the B&H catalog the other day and there was like 3 pages of the stupid things. :lol: I only did enough research to know "yeah, there's one with my name on it when I'm ready to buy".

    You know me, man. I didn't even know my SB800 came with a diffuser. :)
     
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    Some of these portable storage devices are pretty neat...but for only a little more, you could get a 'pocket laptop'...a full functioning laptop with plenty of storage.
     
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    I'm wondering if I can figure out a way to use my ipod. It has a 30gb drive that is mostly empty.
     
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    You can, Apple has the adapter... however, it is slow as hell and by the time you upload your camera to it, the iPod battery is fully dead.
     
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    Yea, I saw that last night and ruled out that quickly. Now I am looking at the Wolverine 80gb FlashPac and the SmartDisk 80gb Photo/Video Bank. Both are under $130 but they don't have video displays, just an lcd for status.
     

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