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02/12/2006 08:42:01 PM · #1
I was wondering what everyone used to store all their photos while they are out in the field. I currently have a 1 GB and a 512 MB CF Card.

My options for storing more:

Laptop: $1200
More CF Cards: $500

Are there any cheaper options out there. I here so many talk about portable hard drives but I assume I would need a laptop to be able to transfer photos from camera to hard drive.

Are there any other options?

Message edited by author 2006-02-12 20:43:53.
02/12/2006 08:50:32 PM · #2
I use a 60GB iPod. You can buy a $30 piece to plug either a USB card reader or your camera into it and transfer the images... There are many other brands of portable HDDs, but I don't know anything about them...
02/12/2006 08:52:11 PM · #3
A stand-alone storage device would serve just as well as a laptop and reduce the number of CF cards needed. The have harddrives in them and card readers -- just put the card in and it stores the contents to disk. B&H have several that vary in capability and price -- but one of them is likely to fit your needs. link

David
02/12/2006 08:54:56 PM · #4
there is the Archos AV, it has a built in CF reader, a harddisk (20-120GB) big LCD and it plays music, videos, it can be used as a audio recorder (built in mic) and a portable HDD :)

and it's cheaper than an iPod, works better, looks better, and feels better :)
02/12/2006 08:56:50 PM · #5
I am looking for a stand alone hard drive with a built in reader. 20 - 40GB of storage should be plenty I would think.



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02/12/2006 09:04:42 PM · #6
I plan to buy one of these. Have not used it but seems to get great reviews for speed & power usage - although there is NO revire screen if that is important.

Edit: It's basically a laptop hard drive in a box with a little firmware to download from the built in reader. You can get it empty (got any spare laptop drives?) or pre installed with drives of various sizes.

Message edited by author 2006-02-12 21:08:16.
02/12/2006 09:09:07 PM · #7
I have and love the Epson P-2000. It has a 40G hard drive and a beautiful screen for reviewing your images. Best of all, it reads RAW files as well as jpegs (I shoot almost nothing but raw).

The nice thing is that I can shoot all day long with just two cards - one in the camera and one in the P-2000. So when one fills up, I just put it in the P-2000 and copy it to the hard drive. Then switch again when the next one fills up.
02/13/2006 07:01:19 AM · #8
David Terry that is one beautiful hard drive.

But the option of $450 for that one or

A Wolverine 40GB for $189.

I will take the Wolverine. I really don't need a pretty one. Just one that stores my photo when shooting in RAW.
02/13/2006 07:19:17 AM · #9
I was thinking of buying one of that, but I'm not sure because it's quite expensive. How about the battery? How long that it lasts if you review images?

Originally posted by dwterry:

I have and love the Epson P-2000. It has a 40G hard drive and a beautiful screen for reviewing your images. Best of all, it reads RAW files as well as jpegs (I shoot almost nothing but raw).

The nice thing is that I can shoot all day long with just two cards - one in the camera and one in the P-2000. So when one fills up, I just put it in the P-2000 and copy it to the hard drive. Then switch again when the next one fills up.
02/13/2006 07:23:15 PM · #10
Thanks everyone for the information and help.
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