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Digital Storage In The Field - What Do You Use?  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4081 times:
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One or two large storage devices (Microdrives or 1 gig CF cards) or several smaller cards (256, etc.)?

I prefer to use several 256 meg cards. And only ones of high quality (Lexar Pro, Sandisk Ultra) that way if one fails I don't loose any of my shots.

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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4053 times:

I currently have one 1gB Microdrive. I know, maybe not the best solution, but if you take care of it, it works really well, and it also was cheaper than the equivalent storage amount on CF.

Ivan



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4048 times:
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I want to get a microdrive, but am worried about having all my shots on one disk. Sorta like all your eggs in one basket.

User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4028 times:

After using digital for a while I've come to the conclussion that what's best (for us) is 2 512Mb memory chips, and a digital wallet.

The digital wallet is a small unit with a hard disk drive that you download your pictures to allowing you to reuse the memory chips whilst away from home.

Little pricey to get all the equi8pment but very convenient.


VH-ADG


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4025 times:

I have microdrive and CF and need to look into some more stuff.
Anybody tried this one?
http://www.archos.com/lang=en/products/prw_500347.html?country=se
Looks cool, you can play mp3's , video and store your shots. You can look at your jpg's but not your crw's ...
/JM



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

2x 256mb and a little laptop for me - I keep meaning to buy a couple more cards, but I've gotta kind of rythym to my camera-laptop-camera shuffle now, so the need isn't too pressing.

My little Sony has great battery life, lots of disk and great for showing clients/potential clients shots on the spot.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5046 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

I bought a MindStor when I was in Seattle. I was kind of forced to. I only have one CF card and dont want to buy more, so I took it inot a camera store for them to make me a CD and the pics ended up badly overexposed somehow. So I decided that I needed to fork over the $$$ because i could not take chances on vacation pics that I might not be able to create again.

I spent $350 (u.s.d.) on a 10gb MindStor. it is a portable hard Drive into which you put the CF card and download, then when you get back to your computer you hook it up via either usb or firewire and drag-and-drop pics from there into your computer. It's all there. MindStor is operated by a rechargeable battery or wall power. I was a little disappointed in how long the battery lasted, but consider that you only turn it on to download into it it should be ok. Now I can shoot all the pics I want on 1 CF card and not worry about space - and also i shoot now at the higest res.

I'd recommend it. You can also buy a 20gb version.



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User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

One 1GB Microdrive plus 2 small CF cards as a backup (totalling only 200MB).

I hardly fill the Microdrive at my local Airport (even shooting RAW most of the times), but I take my 40GB laptop when I travel or in very busy days.

More than 5000 shots and the Microdrive hasn't failed...

Toni



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User currently offlineAvroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

I'm a big fan of multiple smaller storage units, having been burned once by a new media card that worked once when I tested it and then died when I later tried extracting the shots from it. While it is a very rare occurence to have media failure these days, it can still happen...and boy does it suck when it happens to you.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

I am in the market for a Nixvue Vista. You can buy them (if in stock- arghh) in 10, 20 and 30gb drives, and they come with their own screen, so that you can see the images once they are downloaded. Similar to the Mindstor, it also connects via USB to your computer when you get home.

All I have to do now, is wait for the one and only importer in Australia to GET THEM IN!

Then I'm set to go!

DM



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User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

I bought an Image Tank some time ago and it is great except for the fact that it's only USB 1.1. There is now a few more versions like X-Drive but these are still USB 1.1. I've now bought a 20gb Mindstor, which comes with firewire built in. I originally used my laptop too but going back to the car to set my laptop up meant I was missing some of the stuff I had gone to see.

I was finding that I could go out for the day and go through a few gb of images. I'd get home and spend 2 or 3 hours downloading them to my computer over USB.

If anyone in the UK would like a 20gb Image Tank let me know.

Regards


User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

How much do you want for it?


User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I'd like £170+, or £100 if you don't want the 20gb hard drive. I might have another use for the hard drive if it's not wanted. If you want something other that CF then look at the X-Drive.

Regards


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