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