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Storage on the run
« on: February 19, 2007, 01:58:42 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm soon to do a long drive across the country and naturally the camera will be at the ready. I won't have a lap top so need some alternate and not too expensive storage.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 02:36:54 AM »


I'm switching between three different bags at the moment - a Slingshot 200, a toploader (good for the 80-200 mounted, with other lenses in add-on lens cases) and a large choulder bag. I'll add some pics soon as I can...

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 09:42:56 AM »
Think he means digital memory storage???

Buy one of those portable hard-drive image copiers. I've had a 20GB one for years, works a charm.
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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 09:53:08 AM »
Think he means digital memory storage???


Um yes. Oops. Put that down to poor multi-tasking :-[

I've had my eye on this Vosonic one for a while, will get one if/when the finances allow...

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 10:51:39 AM »
Ali, intro2020 have giga one 40gb at fixed price auction at ibidexpress.com - £60 gets you one.

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 08:26:05 PM »
They don't come much simpler and effective as the Jobo Giga one!, mine works, what more can I ask ;) , except it doesn't show the pictures :( . It is cheap and effective though.



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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 08:49:57 AM »
There are a few companies, see eBay, that sell cases that you just buy the case then purchase separately a 3.5" drive of the size you require that you fit in yourself.  They vary in quality and transfer size - I believe you can get a case for about £15 at the bottom end of the range.  I bought a hyperdrive which cost £80 from the states and then fitted a 80Gb drive that I bought for another £80 which transfers a 2Gb card in a couple of minutes and also uploads to the computer miles faster than a card reader.  However you could probably get a complete cheaper one of 40Gb for about £60.
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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 10:29:00 AM »
Thanks for the info guys. Time to have a closer look using what you gave me.

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 12:09:05 PM »
If anyone is interested I know where I can get some 70gb drives usb powered. secondhand boxed with cases etc for 30 quid. 3 month warranty IIRC
I can't recall if they have an onboard battery though.  so I may have to go get a closer look
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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 08:28:04 AM »
Got an archos (504) with 80gb drive and pic display (jpeg).

Just had a quick look online for those hd cases - aren't they all for computers/laptops tho - wouldn't you need a hd and a card reader plus rechargable battery or something?

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 12:51:48 PM »
Just had a quick look online for those hd cases - aren't they all for computers/laptops tho - wouldn't you need a hd and a card reader plus rechargable battery or something?

You buy the case that has a card reader built in then you buy a 2.5" hard disk of the size you want to put into it.  Performance does vary and you can't review the pictures but I don't worry about reviewing them until I get home - the beauty of digital take as many photos as you want and delete the bad ones later :). My drive has 80Gb and will back up a 2GB card in about 3 minutes and verify the backup
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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 01:57:08 PM »
Have the 80GB (for £80 or $100) one of these:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=262

But you obviously need a computer to transfer the images to it.

Note that some Laptop drives require power from two USB ports which may or may not be a problem.  Note that the WD only requires a single USB port.

There also used to be a unit that would connect to your iPOD to use for storage, but it was very slow.  Can't remember the name now, but it might have improved with time - that is, if you have an iPOD!
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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2007, 12:48:48 AM »


I'm going to spring for the Epson p5000. Expensive, I know, but I have 3 weeks in Spain coming up, and I want to be able to take as many shots as I want... and a 4" screen to review the RAW shots appeals :D

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2007, 12:30:13 PM »
Fother:
If you are buying in a store, have a look at the archos - 7" screen I think it was... Either way it has a huge screen and 80gb or other versions for around the same as the epson.

You do get hard drive, mp3, video (playback), jpegs as well... Quality of the built is very good.
Only down side is an additional add on to make it a portable camera reader plus you need the card reader too.

Perhaps worth a quick look though to compare.
Standard electronics store probably has them.
Archos link generation 4... well... :) They are a good brand. but perhaps epsons are better?

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Re: Storage on the run
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2007, 10:15:08 PM »
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Archos link[/url] generation 4... well... :) They are a good brand.
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I must admit, everything I've seen from Archos has been real quality.

Fother - Let us know what you buy, and maybe a mini review after your purchase?
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