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Lisa Damrosch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/15/2005
 

Looking for a portable storage device


I am going on vacation and need to take more photos than my memory card can hold. Best option? Buy additional cards? Or is there some sort of portable storage that I can purchase to hold my photos until I get home and download to my pc??

Thanks in advance!
Lisa


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9/28/2005 4:12:03 PM

 
Adam L.   I love my SmartDisk FlashTrax. Battery life sucks, but it's still worth bringing an extra charger.

You can view your JPG or RAW pictures. Store and watch a clip motion video (the XT can display MPEG-4). Display on a TV via RCA cord. It can also double as a MP3 player.

FlashTrax
http://www.smartdisk.com/eWeb/smartdiskus/www/staticpages/FlashTrax1.asp

FlashTrax XT (New model)
http://www.smartdisk.com/eWeb/smartdiskus/www/staticpages/FlashtraxXT.asp

* If anyone at SmartDisk reads this, how about sending me an XT for my nice review.


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9/28/2005 4:58:32 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
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  Hi,
I've read several threads on this subject. I think the main consesus (sp?) was, "don't put all your eggs in one basket"...if you lose or damage one card, you've still got some shots on others...but if you put all your photos on one large portable storage device and it gets damaged..........nothing left.
I went on a cruise this summer and opted for a couple xtra compact flash cards .... the card cost vs high volume portable storage was much less..
Hope this helps.
Bob


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9/28/2005 5:12:04 PM

 
Adam L.   I agree with Bob.

However, I still think a MSD is a great way to store everything. But if you can afford it, yes keep the original memory cards untouched (but backed up on a MSD) until you get home.

My problem is that I frequently use more than the 3 1GB cards I have in a weekend, especially when shooting RAW.

Here's another idea. If you will have internet access while you are away, you could download your picture to one of those storage sites.


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9/28/2005 5:39:39 PM

 
Kurt  Hawkins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/16/2005
  Hi Lisa ,

I recently had this very same problem. I choose a portable card reader/ cd r/rw device to transfer my pics to once my card got full. I went w/ Apacer Steno CP100. http://www.apacer.com/en/products/Disc_Steno_CP100.htm although there are better and more expensive versions.I am very happy with it and as cheap CDRs are I think it is a good alternative to buying more cards and transfering your photos right to disc where you are saves you the trouble of backing them up later.


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9/29/2005 7:03:11 AM

 
Janie Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2004
  Lisa,

I use the Wolverine Flash Pac it is great and the battery last forever!

http://secure.serverlab.net/shop/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=T00107&Category_Code=FlashPac


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10/4/2005 5:43:19 PM

 
Scot Benton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/29/2005
  I also use the Wolverine Flash Pac. Costco has is on sale online right now. www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11066573&cm_mmc=BCemail_115-_-CardReader-_-43-_-BCemail_115_ExternalDrives


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10/4/2005 7:38:39 PM

 
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