Portable Picture Vault Recommendations

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  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'd like to get one of these portable hard drives that allow you to transfer your pictures off to them.

    Ideally, I'd like to have a color screen and support for Nikon RAW images off my D300, but that's probably not SUPER critical.

    I don't want to spend trillions of dollars, but want something sturdy and reliable.

    Any thoughts or recommendations?

    This one looked interesting, but I have no clue...

    Sanho | 120GB HyperDrive COLORSPACE O Portable | SAHDCSO120

    By the way, the ability to plug a USB CABLE into it, instead of unplugging my compact flash card would be VERY VERY nice.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just get a pocket PC with a good sized hard drive. The Acer Aspire is only $500 CDN and it's a fully functional laptop with 100GB HD.
     
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    Yeah, those portable hard drives designed to take photos straight off a card are WAY overpriced. You can buy 250 GB of regular drive for the price of the one you linked to -- just buy a regular one, copy files to your computer, and back up to your drive (back up more than just your files, too).
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I was kind of doing this to avoid having anything quite so "dramatic" as a PC with me (even one of the smaller ones). I do have a 14" laptop that I tend to carry around in my bag, but was looking for something way way way WAY smaller. (plus would make the wife happy to know I don't have a PC on me) :lol:
     
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    i second what mike said.. get a pocket pc or something like that... they work really well... and i can totally agree with you on "making the wife happy knowing my mac isnt with me) she hates that i always have it...
     
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    My advice is to get a external hard drive. I use a regular external hard drive and it supports RAW images, and it only cost me $94.00. Is 750gb...
     
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    A portable one? How do you sync images off your camera without a computer involved?
     
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    Do you really have to back up in the field? And do you really not want a laptop with you? If those are your main buying points, then the thing you originally linked to IS perfect for you. However, I have to question if you really need an IMMEDIATE backup... you can save a LOT of cash by just getting an external hard drive and backing up next time you're near a computer.
     
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    VERY nice, but obviously also pretty expensive.

    Consider what would happen if you were in a hotel and had no computer available to you, though.

    And yes, on occasion, I do exceed the capacity of the memory card and need to backup in the field, though admittedly this is VERY rare since I have an 8 gig CF card. Really the primary issue is no access to a real computer under many circumstances.
     
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    Consider the p-3000 for half the price and 40GB (from BH). I shoot with an 8GB card as well. Price the viewer into several jobs. It sounds like you need something!
     
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    You want to know what I do in that case, I always have 6 memory cards 8gig's each. When I arrive home I download them into the computer. Is a non expensive way to get all the images you want, also in case you have a card problem, you will have others available to continue your project...
     

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