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Backing up from memory card to portable HDD

Bob is off-linePlatinum Member
13 March 2016 15:22
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Sorry for slow response. It's taken me a fortnight to find my (dead) Digidock Photobank to confirm its precise name and model number.

Although the Photobank CR-6200 is precisely what you describe, unfortunately technology advanced so fast back in the middle of the last decade that Digidock soon stopped producing these handy portable storage devices. Mine, which I used as a back-up on all foreign assignments for at least five years, finally gave up the ghost about 2010 and I didn't bother to replace it as by then a combination of cheap netbook and back-up 16Gb memory sticks had made it redundant.

Details can be found on this Russian site:-
http://www.nix66.ru/catalog/digidock-Portable-Storage-Device-CR-6200-20Gb_36791-078088.html

Bob



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30 March 2016 02:51
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Try a Kingston wireless - size of a fag packet and will do what you want. Sd slot, usb slot, powered off its own battery. Controlled by an app off your phone as it creates its own mini wifi



Looks a very neat bit of kit... 
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CunningLinguists is off-line
17 July 2016 03:34
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Apple do a sd + compact flash adapter for the iPad. Works a treat.


RKD Photographic is off-line
30 July 2016 03:01
arkady001
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Just a thought, but with SD cards going for around £12 on Amazon (for a 32Gb 90mb/s Sandisk) why not just buy more cards? Why spend £100+ on something that's no more secure than the card you're transferring from?
"When I hold a camera, I know no fear..." - Alfred Eisenstadt


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
30 July 2016 03:09
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Quote from arkady001
Just a thought, but with SD cards going for around £12 on Amazon (for a 32Gb 90mb/s Sandisk) why not just buy more cards? Why spend £100+ on something that's no more secure than the card you're transferring from?



Perhaps he already has multiple cards but just wants a second copy in case the cards become corrupted, damaged or lost. 

Although if you've got a dual-card camera then the solution is already there.
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RKD Photographic is off-line
30 July 2016 03:22
arkady001
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I understand the thought process, it's just that there's no reason a SSD image bank would be any less susceptible to corruption than the original cards.
As to losing cards, the answer is simple: don't lose your cards...
"When I hold a camera, I know no fear..." - Alfred Eisenstadt


Dave Beasley is off-line
30 July 2016 03:34
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Well I've just got back from my extended trip - three weeks around Japan and I eventually did what Arkady suggested - I bought loads of cards, took two bodies with two card slots in each and had no problems at all.
Now I've got loads of cards!

Thanks for all your help and advice.

Dave


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30 July 2016 04:09
arkady001
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Quote from eosfan
Well I've just got back from my extended trip - three weeks around Japan and I eventually did what Arkady suggested - I bought loads of cards, took two bodies with two card slots in each and had no problems at all. Now I've got loads of cards! Thanks for all your help and advice. Dave



I'm in the same boat now... It was Prime Day on Amazon recently, so I now have an estimated 12,000 raw image capacity in my camera bag at all times... More than enough for a decent holiday or as I did recently a week-long photo tour: 7 model shoots in 8 days... 
"When I hold a camera, I know no fear..." - Alfred Eisenstadt


Paul Riddell is off-line
15 September 2016 07:46
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I loved my flashtrax too, but also haven't used it for years.

Now I mostly backup to my Wacom tablet.

Or in a lightweight situation I just plug my memory card reader into my phone and backup to the nice large 128gb card in there.

Paul
www.photographybyriddell.co.uk

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