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    Default What portable hard disk storage u all using?

    I am thinking of gettting this Compact Drive http://www.compactdrive.com/ dunno how reliable, durable and stable is it?



    -Faster transfer speed (16MB/s* vs 5MB/s)
    -Now able to support SanDisk MemoryStick, MS Pro and Seagate STI 5GB
    -Faster battery charger (900mA vs 350mA)
    -Better charging algorithm (constant current -dV vs constant voltage)
    -Battery charging status indicator
    -Self format from device
    -Firmware upgrade via memory card
    -Able to support FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 (previously FAT12/FAT16 or FAT16/FAT32)





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    I am using the older version PD7x and I am satisfied with it. I like it becoz' it is fast (CF to portable storage) and it uses AA batteries (long lasting).
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    I am more worried about failures.

    Thus, would like to know if it is reliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    I am more worried about failures.

    Thus, would like to know if it is reliable?
    So far never encounter any problem yet (touch wood ).


    If you wanna be 101% safe
    - get 2 sets of portable storages
    - rest the portable storage on flat surface while performing CF images transfer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    I am more worried about failures.

    Thus, would like to know if it is reliable?
    I'm using the older version, PD7X and it Fast and reliable. Much much better than my old X-drive.

    As long as your batts are charged, it is reliable. I have not encounter any problem yet... *TOUCH WOOD*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    I am more worried about failures.

    Thus, would like to know if it is reliable?
    Don't have to worry la.. you not paid for the weddings anyway, if images lost u also not responsible

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    I'm also using CompactDrive PD7X,
    My battery dies often. I should try different batteries.
    My friend has the PD70X;

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    I'm using PD7X also, very happy, CF downlaod to PD7X on site and transfer to PC later, is faster than CF cards download to PC. so I can have more time to sleep, moreover 1 copy leave it in PD7X is already a backup liao.

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    me using PD70x. gooda! no failures occured to me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Don't have to worry la.. you not paid for the weddings anyway, if images lost u also not responsible
    Come on lar.

    No money ≠ no responsible ≠ no ethic.

    But I only believe

    No money = No talk.

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    So far all positive comments!

    Think I'll buy

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    next qn.. how much huh?
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

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    Depends on which models u looking for.

    http://www.eastgear.com/shop/index.php?cPath=17_66







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    I'm using a PD7X too ... but i use an external sanyo charger to charge the batteries...

    The only gripe i have about the PD7X is the file system.

    For some strange reason, if you deleted of lets say a series of folders 1,2,3,4,5 .. you delete off 3 ....automatically we assume it should continue to write folders 7,8,9,10 etc. For some weird reason, it doesn't it jumps back to 3 ... and sometimes, though it says copied, its not copied at all ... i lost 512MB of shots during DCA cos of this problem

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