Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5070 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4493 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.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Avroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4464 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.
Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
Digby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4424 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!
737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4417 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.