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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

Hi all,

Now I am using the 20D of course the number of photos I can fit on my CF cards has reduced compared with when I used my D30.

Instead of throwing money away on countless CF cards the idea of portable storage hard drives interests me.

I have had a look around and like the look of this one :-

http://www.digital-cameras.com/stora...0gb-silver---free-car-charger.html

Does anyone use this device or other portable storage device (other than laptop) when out shooting and if so would you recommend for/against them?

Any help is much appreciated

Ben

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

I use a Nikon Coolwalker.

Works fine.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

Ben,

I use an earlier Xs Drive II+ Model VP2160. It works fine and I feel it's reliable.

Peter



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

what you want to look at is transfer speed and battery life. I recommend reading up on lots of reviews. The Nikon Coolwalker is not for you since youre a canon shooter, and also since its out of production and quite slow.

I use the Epson P-2000, now replaced by P-4000, which is expensive but has many tricks up its sleeve and a fantastic TFT screen.



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

Quoting ChrisH (Reply 3):
and also since its out of production and quite slow.

and the battery life really sucks  Wow!



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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 4):
and the battery life really sucks

Yep, but it's quite old now too, and Nikon never replaced it with anything new. Perhaps it didn't sell too well. The Epson displays .NEF files anyway, although you can't zoom in them, if that matters.



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

Just get one or two of these and you should be fine:



-Q Smile



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5362 times:
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Ben

I still have a Flashtrax unit and it works well.

I have not used my one in many many months because I haven't been anywhere that requires the use of one. I can fit stuff from my local on a 16MB card!

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineIngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5347 times:

Recently bought a PD70X, with a 60Gb HD inside.

No screen to check the pic's on, just the "black`n´grey" to let you know how much space left and that copying has been succesful etc.
It's really quick though. Draws everything from my Extreme 2Gb in less than 3 minutes and it isn't too hard on the batteries either.

Wouldn't trade it for anything else....right now!  Wink



In thrust I trust.
User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1664 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
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HEAD SCREENER

I use a Flashtrax as well and find it very good.
I rarely take it out but when I go away for a few days I would be lost without it.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

Hi Ben,

Ive used the Vosonic X Drive Pro since 2004. Works great and I highly recommend it.



http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.735/it.A/id.181/.f


http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/s.n...nvrkLOlQzNp65In0?sc=2&category=735


User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

I too use a FlashTrax, its never let me down. I have a spare battery for it but have never had the need to use it.
It's not that quick at transfering data from the cards but it's never been a problem since I purchased another 2GB card. I just swap between the two.

Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Hey Ben,

I used to have a 40GB PD7X imagetank, was quite happy with it the first weeks, but somehow its batterylife turned out to suck majorly. I got quite some errors with copying JPG's and RAW's on it too.

Sold it after that, really wasn't worth keeping.

F.



Jet Visuals
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Quoting LGW (Thread starter):

You want one of these...



Epson P-4000 Multimedia Storage Viewer
• Supports RAW data from most major manufacturers
• Massive 80GB storage to back-up your work

 Wink


User currently offlineFlybhx From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

The Giga vu pro is also worth considering

User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

Like Chad i'm an x-drive user.
Works well with no issues at all.
Fast and reliable.

Darren



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

I'm currently an XS Drive user but i have a Epson P-4000 on order after testing one for a recent event i shot.

The P-2000 was great and P-4000 has just improved on that. I find that if i am shooting an event i can download my cards to the P4000 and use it to show clients the photos and take orders on the spot. It is much easier than carrying around a laptop. With the P4000 i can pop it in my pocket and download while shooting onto my other cards.

For aviation i have no need to use this device at all. When at my local i will have enough room on my 6-8GB of CF cards. Or on a trip i will always have my laptop.

I would really ask yourself if you need this device when you are shooting at the airport? A 2GB CF card is only £75 for a Sandisk Ultra II.

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 543 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5155 times:
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I bought something called a Wolverine 40Gb 40 GB FlashPac Memory Card Reader & Storage Drive. It is battery powered and has slots on the side for most digital camera flash cards. I think I paid about $180 at Fry's for it. We used it extensively on a three-week trip through Vietnam and China and it worked like a champ. I only had to recharge it once a week. We came back with 28Gb of pictures stored on it.

There are also 60Gb, 80Gb and 100Gb versions available.


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