Media card backup

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dmax35, May 3, 2013.

  1. dmax35 macrumors 6502

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    Looking for the best solution to immediately back up a compact flash media card once pulled from a camera while on the road with no computer.

    Some where I saw a company that makes a device you drop the card in and it immediately will duplicate the date from the media card. Can't seem to find it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. woodlandtrek macrumors member

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    Epson used to offer the P7000 for this purpose, but it has since been discontinued. This type of product is still available from lesser-known brands. You can find some examples at B&H here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Portable-Data-Storage/ci/3369/N/4083163867

    I think for most photographers, this need has been filled by tablets or netbooks. Both can be had for around the same price as a dedicated storage device, but there are use cases where neither of those is appropriate.
     
  3. Captpegleg macrumors member

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    http://www.hypershop.com/iUSBportCAMERA-by-HyperDrive-s/231.htm

    This would require some kind of computer or something that would "catch" the signal from your camera. I have the WT4 from Nikon and have not used it but a time or two. With only a quick glance the Hyper solution it seems like it would serve my purpose, and yours, and cost less.
    I know more and understand less every day but I can't figure how you could accomplish your goal without having something that "thinks" receiving the data from your camera. It seems to me like humans are the only unit that can receive and store data coming from different transmitters. This is where that caveat about understanding less comes in. Without having a catcher processing your data, some at least, you would have bunches of meaningless numbers and such, mixed up with data from other similar transmitters.
    I totally understand the data that is currently being transmitted to my fingers from my brain but I wouldn't expect anyone else to have the vaguest idea of what I've typed.
    If you go for what I think is the inevitable you'll get the Hyper drive to send the data to some kind of "catcher" iPad and be happy while you wait for the next amazing creation coming from some 15 year old kid who is already a multi-millionaire.
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    B&H Photo has a few of them. I think they are not nearly as usful as a computer. Get a Mac Book "air" or something like that. With an "Air" you can edit and sort the photos a well as store them
    Here is one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/797720-REG/Nexto_DI_ND2730500G_ND2730_Digital_Photo_Storage.html
     
  5. twitch31 macrumors regular

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