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Old 04-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Picture storage/backup

I'm looking for a tablet or any other device that would allow me to download my picture cards so on my trips I would have a redundant storage system.
The iPad will let you download them but not let you transfer them back to a card. Not interested in web storage accounts. Any suggestions?

Looking for something small and compact. Something that I could carry in my riding jacket. A screen would be nice so I can use it for wifi.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Samsung

Hey, I'm sure the Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 will make it.
It has a micro sd slot and you can transfer things both ways

The problem with almost any tablet is the limited storage, I mean in an ipad its up to 64 gb but in this one is just 8, I always prefer the good old external hard drive.

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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I don't know how Ipads work, but most other devices don't just erase your card when you put the photos on that device. They leave the card alone. You can browse the card in Windows Explorer and it shows up just like any other hard drive.

As mentioned earlier, unless you take your photos in really crappy resolutions or only take a few occasional pics, the amount of storage you have on your devices is going to evaporate very quickly.

I'm usually shooting RAW on my dSLR and the laptop is not enough. The problem is that online storage places are also not suitable because they are limited by your local internet connection. It takes forever to upload 8gig card to Google Drive/whatever. It is often impossible.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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instead of a tablet, you could get a small laptop. That should have a large enough hard drive to save your pictures, also you could then get a usb powered external hard drive. Double redundancy.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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Ipad is bad for this get the android 7 inch with a external drive
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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Just use local computers with a external HD and card reader. I know you mentioned,"'Not interested in web storage accounts'", which I don't know why as you get redundancy and don't have to worry about "losing" photos should you crash and damage your machine, whichever machine you choose.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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Just use local computers with a external HD and card reader. I know you mentioned,"'Not interested in web storage accounts'", which I don't know why as you get redundancy and don't have to worry about "losing" photos should you crash and damage your machine, whichever machine you choose.
You have a good point. Just found this device in an article in a buddies BMW magazine.
http://www.hypershop.com/category-s/133.htm
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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This may be very old-fashioned by now, but I have an Epson P4000 photo storage unit (with 80GB hard-drive storage), and it has CF and SF card slots built inside (which happen to be exactly the type of cards that my DSLR and pocket camera use, so I don´t need any adapters).

 
Biggest upside to this device is, that I can back up all my photos without a laptop (or access to any computer or net-cafe actually). And it has a big and sharp screen, that even allows to check, if pic is on focus, or not. Also nice to sometimes go through the photos in the evening, or show them to somebody, that screen is small but still it´s way bigger than my DSLR´s screen.

 
Downsides: copying is quite slow, and drains the battery easily, and it cost a lot more than an external hard drive of similar size. Unfortunately it is also a tiny bit too big and heavy to carry in your pocket.

 
(But I think I bought it in 2006, so nowadays there may be – or I should probably say there SHOULD be – a lot smarter, smaller, and cheaper devices of this kind available... I haven´t followed their development, but using SSD drive technology on these would make a lot of sense for travel use IMO).
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:54 AM   #9
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You have a good point. Just found this device in an article in a buddies BMW magazine.
http://www.hypershop.com/category-s/133.htm
That is a pretty cool device. To lighten my load I might consider that for future trips. I love my macbook pro as I am trying to make videos, but that is awesome, compact, and a lot of capacity. I also have a 1T HD with me as back up. Works, but that's a slick unit!
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #10
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That is a pretty cool device. To lighten my load I might consider that for future trips. I love my macbook pro as I am trying to make videos, but that is awesome, compact, and a lot of capacity. I also have a 1T HD with me as back up. Works, but that's a slick unit!
The article I read recommended getting the one that does not include the hard drive. Stated that hard drives are very cheap and easy to install by someone that knows dick all about computers. Like myself.........
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
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I have one and installed a 1 TB hard drive....just make sure it is a laptop hard drive.

Also, don't move the device while the hard drive is accessing your card

You can clear the card of your daily photo grab and have it ready.

Each day's photos can be in their own file

Got the hard drive from Amazon.com
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:59 AM   #12
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I've used an Acer Iconia A501 Tablet for saving pictures and video clips (and was online with WLAN). It has a card reader (microSD) and 2xUSB (I connected an external HDD for backup). Almost perfect, with one exception: it needs a power supply. Maybe the actual version can load over USB
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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I use a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 since at least 2-3 years. It has a build in card reader and 150GB hard drive. I did install Garmin Topo US100k maps on it like that i can upload to my Garmin Etrex GPS 100K map on the area I will be driving that day. Also installed a bigger lithium battery that is good for 4-5H00 per charges depending of usage. It is also more convenient to check emails and post on blogs....

Cheaper than a tablet too and screen is naturally protected when closed.
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-mini1012/pd.

For internet connection, I use a MyFi (from my job) then, as long as I have an ATT network, i have internet, therefore, not very often, and I like that. (sorry boss...no connection...:) you should call ATT....
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #14
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That's how I would do it.

I would buy a small netbook with a solid state disk.
Copy the pictures onto it, and when You have internet connectivity (hotel,...),
you can upload them to a dropbox account (or something similar).

If you take "*a lot* of pictures, you can buy an external drive.

One small remark: traveling by motorcycle can be rough, and hard drives are not very shock proof :-)
If you use a solid state disk, it will last longer.
I also prefer to upload the pics to dropbox, because if your laptop or harddrive fails, you might lose all your stuff... and who's going to believe you when you talk about all the nice girls you met


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Old 06-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #15
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ACER Aspire

I have a Net Book and a 1T Passport Ext Drive. Off to CO and other parts West in July and will give them a good test.
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