Best way to transfer photos directly to portable hard drive?

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  1. MDJCM macrumors regular

    MDJCM

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    When I go on holiday I don't want to take a laptop, but inevitable it is easy to fill up an iPhone with 1080p video & photos.

    I'm happy to take a 2TB HDD with me and dump things off to it, the problem is when I don't have access to a computer. I want to do it directly phone -> hard drive.

    I've tried Verbatim's Media Share gadget, the hardware was perfect but the app that you are forced to use is RUBBISH.

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    Anyone found a (sensible) solution to this kind of problem?

    I wish there was and adapter that went straight lighting to USB and a simple reliable app to transfer.
     
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  3. hubieonekanubie macrumors regular

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    I use a SanDisk Connect 32 gig wireless thumb drive. Works great. They have a 64 and 128 gig version as well.
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I use Airstash and it's super easy to use USB with its own wireless. You pick the SD card and can switch them out.

    I've been at a training class where the groups had to share their photos on PowerPoint. I had the Airstash and downloaded all the files in a few minutes from iPhones and Androids. You can also go the other way and give access to the files on it to others.

    It's what I use for storage all the time and keep it with me all the time so I have access.

    Love it!
     
  5. MDJCM thread starter macrumors regular

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    That sounds good except what I'm trying to dump from the phone would fill those cards up. So I really need a USB drive connection. But that is a cool product, maybe if cards were 1TB already.

    Very neat looking product, I like it. I've tweeted at then to see if they have plans to make something that would handle portable USB hard drives.
     
  6. hubieonekanubie macrumors regular

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    I think the issue is power on a large drive. Plus you'd need a SSD. You are getting out of portable at that point. I use iCloud storage which automatically syncs all photos. Wouldn't that work?
     
  7. MDJCM thread starter macrumors regular

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    The verbatim gadget on the first post handles 2TB drives just fine, it's just the rubbish software that lets it down. So no need for SSD etc.

    iCloud is nice but it would mean relying on getting a nice connection every night of a trip, and sometimes the wifi just isn't that good. Especially if you have a video-heavy day.
     
  8. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Sandisk connect with a 256gb micro sd might be quite a good solution.

    I use with a 128GB microsd card.. Love the fact that I can use FileBrowser to connect and stash regularly on the drive and just plug it in on my computer and transfer all at once.

    And oh, you can have multiple swappable Microsd cards if you really need that much of space .
     
  9. MDJCM thread starter macrumors regular

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    I appreciate it, but the peace of mind of being able to dump to 2TB of space is the ultimate goal. Especially for the £/GB.

    Dashcams and 1080p iPhone video eat up tons of GB.
     

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