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what kind of hard drive to stock your images when you are on the road?

He everyone,
What would be the best set up to back up your digital files when you are on assignment in a foreign country? Do you bring your laptop evrywhere you go? What about using a coolwalker from Nikon or an Ipod to download your files when ever yoou need to?
Does anyone can advise me about this?

by Martin Beaulieu at 2005-12-15 10:15:35 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Montreal , Canada | Bookmark | | Report spam→

iPod will work in a pinch. It is slow, and 1-1.5GB transfer via the Belkin reader will pretty much kill the iPod battery. It takes about 30 minutes to dump a 1GB card…make sure the iPod is fully charged prior to dumping…

by Jack Howard | 15 Dec 2005 13:12 | Somerville NJ, United States | | Report spam→
Sisse and I use two smartdisk drives , Firelight they come in 40, 60 80, and 100GB. We download our image to both drives at the same time, using Photo Mechanic. They are great because they require no power supply, they run off the firewire port on the mac notebook. You plug one into the computer, and the second drive gets connected to the first hard-drive.
This is our solution, of course there are other ways to go.

by [former member] | 16 Dec 2005 03:12 | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
Hello Martin,
I use a Vosonic X’s drive of 40GB. It works perfect, a 1gb CF card is empty in about 5 to 10 min.
Its easy to use just put your card in it and press copy.
If you have 2 cards you can keep shooting while the other is copying.
And you dont need to carry your laptop with you. it’s small enough to put in a jacket pocket or so.

Good luck with finding the right choice.

Hes Mundt

by Hes Mundt | 16 Dec 2005 04:12 | amsterdam, Netherlands | | Report spam→

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