OK - I have some money burning a hole in my pocket... I'm looking at the various digital storage devices out there. There are many different kinds that use "little" hard drives (20, 30, 40, 60 and 80GB), and one that I found that writes to a CD. They all have slots that allow you to insert a CF and/or SD card (and others too). I was all geared up to get one of the hard-drive types, but then I talked to a guy at the local camera shop and he said that he used to offer the hard-drive types but they had all kinds of trouble with them, so they now only offer the Apacer CP200 (the one that writes to a CD). The good thing about that is that once you get the pictures onto a CD, the device can totally crash and you still have your pictures. If I use a hard-drive device and copy 10,000 pictures to it and it crashes before I can offload them to my PC, then I lose everything. The hard-drive types are a little more compact and they are cheaper to use (because you don't have to use a CD everytime you copy a load of photos off of your memory card). So, basically I am asking: Does anyone have input on how reliable the hard-drive devices are? Sorry for the long post. By the way - I would be wanting to use this device outside for the most part (on vacation).