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#61 Stewart L. Sy

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for the info, just ordered one and a 160 Gig HD for it, this better work :blink:


I had it up in running in short order, just follow the instructions! :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:18 PM

I had it up in running in short order, just follow the instructions! :D

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Now you tell me :guiness: Easy to get the drive in, in fact it was too easy almost and felt for sure I had messed something up. On the instruction bit, they did a good job in making sure do not accidently format the drive. Too funny, the first few times I just kept on pressing yes without reading the warnings when the second screen required a no. I tipped my hat to them right then and there. Very fast to download and plugged it in to charge it up more. Doing some thumbnail building and will go through the book, though it is fairly intuitive so far.

I do keep on getting messed up in one thing. Got an iPod Touch a few weeks and I keep on pressing the screen :)

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:34 AM

I use a Vosonic 8390....they make the Wolverine units too.... Great OLED screen. It reads and displays RAW files as well and also can play avi movies and such. Battery life seems good and it recharges via a charger or USB. Just plug in the SD card or Compact flash and use the internal menu to dump photos. My unit came with EVERY POSSIBLE cable to hook up to a TV, stereo system, etc. It even comes with a small remote so you can control the player if hooked up to a TV or stereo.

I am taking this on a 3 week dive vacation. It's loaded with some TV shows, movies, etc and still has 150gbs of free space. Did I mention it has tetris on it too?

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:43 AM

:)
I have changed my mind about hard drives after losing two (primary and back-up) which lost power/controller function connected to a well-known dive boat's power supply.


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I have had to get expert help (DataClinic, based in Manchester, UK) to retrieve the data* which required extracting and remounting the disc from the back-up drive.


:D
I have annoyed my wife by buying a small 13" MacBook Pro with SSD to take as cabin luggage, and three extra 8Gb CF cards...

... I can now do a week's diving and keep two copies of each image, tho' I will have to drag the laptop around.


* some images from Belize will appear in a few weeks, I hope!

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 09:35 AM

Hey gang,
i'm looking for a more recent solution to this travel storage problem. I am off to Antarctica in March, and am looking for a backup solution. I'm taking my macbookpro, and a 500GB WD passport drive, but I'm looking for a stand-alone gadget to take. I bought the Wolverine ESP (250GB), but i'm sending it back because the resolution on the picture viewing feature is incredibly low res - worse than reviewing the pic in my camera. and i can't get it to play movies (part of the appeal was the thought I could watch movies on it inflight).

So, my plan right now is to get one of the Wolverines that doesn't have a "real" display and JUST backs up mem cards OR spend the same money i spent on the ESP on a netbook (ASUS EEPC)...

I kind of like the idea of having the netbook, but I rebel against the thought of having 2 laptops on the trip;) (and I'm definitely taking the macbook)

Anyone else facing this dilema?

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:50 AM

Here's one option:

http://www.vosonic.c...t...d=1&id_1=16

Although the Hyperdrive line is probably the best value for your $$

http://www.hypershop...evice-s/119.htm

I still love my Jobo Giga Vu Pro Evolution - but they aren't made anymore. But you can still get them. The jobo can act as a USB host and copy to other drives, and can even be a wireless FTP server - maybe why it costs $$$. Dunno about the others.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:02 PM

Anyone using the Epson P-7000?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:59 PM

More and more I've become a believer in using CF cards as backups. If you have your MacBookPro for viewing why not just have a few CF cards so you never have to erase the original, even have extras for backup if you need redundancy. Simple, easy, compact.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:41 AM

That's what I decided to do for this most recent trip: 6 x 8 GB CF cards at only $25 each. More than enough for a week of shooting: new card each day.

Assuming of course they WORK. I have had a couple CF cards crap out on me and refuse to relinquish pictures after being loaded up, over the years. Will have to test these all first before I leave.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:25 AM

iPad is the way to go and can store original RAW as well as jpg.

No need for a laptop or dedicated storage device.

This will allow you to back up RAW to an iPad and retrieve later for editing.

If you buy the ipad camera connection kit ($29), it will copy RAW and jpg files off an SD card and save them to your iPad. The original RAW file [and matching jpg if you shot both] is stored on the iPad. Then you can save that RAW file from the iPad to your mac/PC with iPhoto, Image Capture, Aperture, Lightroom, etc.

I have personally verified that this works and the original RAW file is preserved untouched.

This will work for any RAW file that Apple supports. The easiest way to find out whether your flavor of RAW is supported is to open the file in iPhoto. Or there is a list of supported cameras here: Supported RAW files If your version of RAW is not supported, the camera connection kit will not import it so this iPad backup process is not available. [Unless you use just jpg].

This is a great backup method while on a trip.

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Edited by jetlife2, 28 August 2011 - 08:26 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:31 AM

iPad is the way to go and can store original RAW as well as jpg.

No need for a laptop or dedicated storage device.

This will allow you to back up RAW to an iPad and retrieve later for editing.

If you buy the ipad camera connection kit ($29), it will copy RAW and jpg files off an SD card and save them to your iPad. The original RAW file [and matching jpg if you shot both] is stored on the iPad. Then you can save that RAW file from the iPad to your mac/PC with iPhoto, Image Capture, Aperture, Lightroom, etc.

I have personally verified that this works and the original RAW file is preserved untouched.

This will work for any RAW file that Apple supports. The easiest way to find out whether your flavor of RAW is supported is to open the file in iPhoto. Or there is a list of supported cameras here: Supported RAW files If your version of RAW is not supported, the camera connection kit will not import it so this iPad backup process is not available. [Unless you use just jpg].

This is a great backup method while on a trip.

Cheers

The problem with the Ipad is that it just doesn't have enough storage for any kind of a big trip and there is no redundancy. 64 GB is no where near enough storage and on big trips I want to have some secure backup as well. For a few days the Ipad might be OK but for 3 weeks not so much at least for the way I like to keep my files.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

I carry a Macbook Air and simply download my pictures to that. A very light, portable device for storage, viewing, and more; plus it has a built in SD slot. I also have a memory card for each shooting day so I don't need to delete them and therefore have two copies of each image until I get home and can upload them to my main computer. Only problem is I have two week trip coming up and only have enough memory cards for a one week trip.

Anyone ever just use flash drives as a secondary back-up? They're also cheap, light, and compact.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

Has anybody tried the Sanho hyperdrive photo storage / viewer devices?



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

I just used my Galaxy Nexus 10 Tablet, otg cable and a 32gb thumb drives for my last trip.  Mostly worked very well. the high res screen was very nice to see the picts.  There are many editing tools, but nothing as nice as photoshop.