Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Recommendation for portable harddisk

  1. #1

    Default Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Any recommendation for the above?

    I'm not a tech guy, wonder if there's one that would allow me to transfer photos from the CF card direct to the portable hard disk. Any cheap and good to recommend? Am looking for... say, maybe about 160GB. As for budget, would $150 be a fair amount? Although the cheaper the better.

    Please do advise me on where am I able to buy it from.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Look up on the advertisements on CS, EastGear has quite a good range.

    Also check out Epson's series as well.

  3. #3
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    It is the casing that matters. Harddisk are pretty standard pricing.
    The better ones in Eastgear might cost ard 150 or more for the casing alone though, but in exchange you get longer battery life, very fast transfer speeds, data verification along with other slew of specifications that you can read up on.

    I would not trust my data with cheaper unreliable portable harddisks.

    Ryan

  4. #4

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Thanks for the replies. Am doing a search in the advers... I also did a further check and found out there's this NEXTO OTG. Any idea where can I get it?

    Oh wow! The case alone cost about $200
    Last edited by L-plate; 10th September 2008 at 11:31 AM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Eastgear carries them. I think Harvey Norman also has them.
    When I was getting mine last yr, the Nexto OTG harddisk was out of stock, and
    Eastgear recommended me to get from Harvey Norman - same price as Eastgear

    There are some other newer casing versions since I got mine last yr

    Ryan

  6. #6

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    vosonic.

    good value for money

  7. #7
    Senior Member CS TAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    3,663

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Hyperdrive Colorspace O - Memory World in Funan carries this model.

    I have the previous Colorspace version (smaller LCD). Fast backup, long battery life, 32-bit verification, plus, it has a memory card recovery function. I have help my friend recovered a corrupted xD card with it.
    Last edited by CS TAN; 10th September 2008 at 01:55 PM.

  8. #8
    Senior Member egnaro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay, Singapore
    Posts
    2,989

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Hyperdrive Colorspace O - Memory World in Funan carries this model.

    I have the previous Colorspace version (smaller LCD). Fast backup, long battery life, 32-bit verification, plus, it has a memory card recovery function. I have help my friend recovered a corrupted xD card with it.
    compare colourspace O and vosonic? and opinion?

    I am quite keen in colourspace O.

    Colourspace is cheaper and support Olympus raw file, but I think vosonic has more feature in it but cost more. not sure if it support olympus raw file.
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

  9. #9
    Senior Member jtsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Yishun
    Posts
    2,081

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    You need a 2.5" hard disk with card reader casing. I bought mine from SIM LIM, 160G (SAMSUNG) for $150. If you not thinking of moving it around often and the size. 3.5" is worth considering too cause it is cheaper.

  10. #10
    Senior Member CS TAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    3,663

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    compare colourspace O and vosonic? and opinion?

    I am quite keen in colourspace O.

    Colourspace is cheaper and support Olympus raw file, but I think vosonic has more feature in it but cost more. not sure if it support olympus raw file.
    Compare the two models:

    Hyperdrive Colorspace O
    Pro:
    - faster backup speed
    - 32-bit hardware based file verification
    - memory card recovery function
    - external battery case

    Vosonic VP8860
    Pro:
    - better/larger 4.3" TFT LCD screen vs Colorspace O's 3.2" LCD
    - plays video and audio files

    Both manufacturers are quite good in providing firmware upgrades that will support new camera RAW files. I think both of them support the major camera manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon and Olympus.

    If you just want to backup your memory cards on the go and do not need the bells and whistles such as radio, audio/video player, then Colorspace O should be quite good. Another option is the Nexto Extreme ND-2700 but the device does not have a color LCD to view the image.

    With the price going down quite fast recently, UMPC has become another option depends on ones need.

    EDIT: according to Eastgear's spec. Vosonic VP8860 supports Olympus E1, E200, E500 and E4500. Not sure if the newer model has a different RAW file format. Colorspace O supports (.orf) E-3, E-1, E-510, E-500,E-410, E-400, E-330, E-300
    Last edited by CS TAN; 10th September 2008 at 05:21 PM.

  11. #11
    Senior Member egnaro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay, Singapore
    Posts
    2,989

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Compare the two models:

    Hyperdrive Colorspace O
    Pro:
    - faster backup speed
    - 32-bit hardware based file verification
    - memory card recovery function
    - external battery case

    Vosonic VP8860
    Pro:
    - better/larger 4.3" TFT LCD screen vs Colorspace O's 3.2" LCD
    - plays video and audio files

    Both manufacturers are quite good in providing firmware upgrades that will support new camera RAW files. I think both of them support the major camera manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon and Olympus.

    If you just want to backup your memory cards on the go and do not need the bells and whistles such as radio, audio/video player, then Colorspace O should be quite good. Another option is the Nexto Extreme ND-2700 but the device does not have a color LCD to view the image.

    With the price going down quite fast recently, UMPC has become another option depends on ones need.

    EDIT: according to Eastgear's spec. Vosonic VP8860 supports Olympus E1, E200, E500 and E4500. Not sure if the newer model has a different RAW file format. Colorspace O supports (.orf) E-3, E-1, E-510, E-500,E-410, E-400, E-330, E-300
    thanks for the detail comparison, in the market other then vosonic and hyperdrive, any other brand doing the similar thing? photo viewer and on the move storage is what I need. Olympus raw files ORF.

    forget abt Nexto at this time cuz no viewer.
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    West Legion
    Posts
    7,751

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    thanks for the detail comparison, in the market other then vosonic and hyperdrive, any other brand doing the similar thing? photo viewer and on the move storage is what I need. Olympus raw files ORF.

    forget abt Nexto at this time cuz no viewer.
    epson... but their price are a little
    I think canon do have one as well, tho its not as popular as the other brands
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 10th September 2008 at 05:41 PM.

  13. #13
    Senior Member CS TAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    3,663

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    epson... but their price are a little
    I think canon do have one as well, tho its not as popular as the other brands
    Yeah, both Epson and Canon photo views are a bit crazy on the price (at least to most people)...

  14. #14
    Senior Member egnaro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay, Singapore
    Posts
    2,989

    Default Re: Recommendation for portable harddisk

    I try to search on epson photoviewer on their website, cant find. can anyone show me how it actually look like.

    thanks in advance.
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •