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Jeanne Griffith

Portable Image Storage

I have heard there is a device that you can transfer images from a CF card into, for instance when traveling. If there is, is it cost-effective, is it reliable, or are you better off to buy more CF cards?

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7/17/2004 9:41:30 PM

Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  I use a Nixvue Vista and love it. It doesn't hurt to have extra CF cards so that you can be filling one up while transferring data from the other.
Cost effective? Depends on the storage of the device you buy and the amount you shoot.

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7/17/2004 10:44:41 PM

Chris L. McCooey   I'm leaving on July 23 for a 1-month trip through Vietnam, so I recently bought a 40GB Smartdisk Flashtrax unit. It will easily hold all my shots - plus, I can bring lots of mp3 music files to listen to. It has a small screen to view pics and a tiny speaker. It is rather expensive, but I tested it out this weekend and am very glad I bought it.

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7/20/2004 2:20:24 AM

Melissa N. Trittin   I used to travel with my laptop but found the Roadstor from MicroSolutions. It is a portable CD burner. You can plug in your Compact Flash card or SD Media or whatever, and it will copy the files to CD. It runs on a lithium ion battery or AC power and can also be used as a portable DVD player or just to view photos on a television. This has worked very well for me, and when I get home I don't have to spend hours downloading images to my computer, I already have a "permanent" backup. It is less than $300.

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7/20/2004 6:51:08 AM

Jeanne Griffith   Thank you all for responding to my question on portable image storage. Now I must decide which way to go and how much to spend. Does anyone have a favorite supply outlet? Thanks again.

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7/21/2004 8:02:08 PM

Chris L. McCooey   This is where I usually order from. Excellent service every time. is also very reliable.

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7/21/2004 9:20:37 PM

Derek Holyhead   Hi Jeanne. Have a look at the Apple iPod. It comes with 20 gig or 40 gig storage, and there is a card reader attachment available to download your pics. It is very small and compact.
Regards, Del

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7/22/2004 6:47:52 AM

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