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hoovermd

Member Since 23 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2009 02:27 PM
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In Topic: External storage devices

29 June 2009 - 12:18 PM

I'm an It Professional and a bit of a gadget freak, so have to say what a nice unit this is!!
What a sweeeet device the Colorspace UDMA Card Reader is!
So freakin' fast! and it rune almost forever on a single AA Li/Ion battery.
I went 2 weeks without recharging and this little nugget didn't have a single glitch!

Kudos to the Hyperdrive folks!

In Topic: Luggage Suggestions

27 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

I've always wanted to use HazMat stickers, but airline might balk. ...



Funny.
I made some stickers stating: "Caution: Fragile Sewage Monitoring Equipment...Handle with Care"
The wife made me strip them off the Pelican 1650 cases....

In Topic: External storage devices

13 May 2009 - 01:56 PM

I'm with James. I have the HyperDrive ColorSpace and have been very pleased with it. A standalone unit in case my laptop craps out.

My process:

1. Copy card to HyperDrive
2. Connect HyperDrive to laptop via USB and copy files to laptop
3. Bak up laptop to external WD Passport drive.

Like Mark wants, I end up with 3 copies.


That is exactly what I would do... this looks like a sweet device. Too bad no FW800 ;(
The nice thing about this unit is that it functions as a backup card reader as well as a drive.
Just ordered the 500Gb unit!


I also am curious about their Mac External battery....

In Topic: To TSA or Not to TSA Lock?

12 April 2009 - 11:00 AM

I use standard, non-TSA locks and stand by while the 4 bags go through inslection. About 1 of 5 times, I have to unlock.



I use standard "real" locks.
If you ask/wait for TSA and offer to unlock the bag upon request 80% of the time I never have to open them.

The other 20% of the time I am quite happy to explain what they found and politely ask them to put it back carefully and away we go!

I have started packing a single small Pelican with all my batteries and this seems to help the other bags sail thru... Helps keep the larger bags under the weight max also.

In Topic: Recommendation for hotel in Curacao

01 April 2009 - 12:15 PM

Habitat Curacao was pleasant.
Easy diving too. 24 x 7
My only complaint is all the smoking that the staff does (in the dive shop too).
The dive briefing schedule/requirement basically blows the AM on day 1 though.