30th August 2004, 06:34 PM
Which Protable Didital Photo Storage Device to buy?
I wanted to buy a protable digital photo storage device but not sure brand is reliable? Can anyone who use these devices ebfore recommend some to me ?What is the price and where can I get it?
31st August 2004, 03:56 PM
Why do u want to buy one ?
If u r travelling always and is a heavy shooter, then it is a good investment, otherwise u can survive with 2 512MB card with ur DC.
U can try the buy/sell section, a few X-Drive's is being sold there, good bargain indeed.
There r another new gadget coming out, portable reader + CDRW transfer, namely from the brand Fotobar and Apacer. Cost around $360 - $400.
31st August 2004, 05:46 PM
Maybe you could invest in more CF cards, they have come down in price a lot lately. Now a Kingston 512 is just $89. They are nearly indestructible too.
X-Drive's built in battery may fail after 1 year of service.
31st August 2004, 08:16 PM
er... sorry to hijack ur thread... but where did u (wshooter)
see the kingston 512 for $89?
looking to get a few more cards see thanks yah
31st August 2004, 09:46 PM
The best in terms of functions will be Nixvue DA Lite. This one comes with "file verify" function that ensure your transfer between CF and Nixvue is perfect. Without the verification, u cannot tell whether your transfer is complete or corrupt free. Nixvue can also use AA batteries with a proper adapter.
Originally Posted by WinVin72
CompactDrive is another latest popular choice base on price, speed and AA battery usage. I heard the new firmware allows some limited file scan function.
31st August 2004, 09:49 PM
I heard Best Bargain at SLS is selling it. But be warned, this one is very old slow speed card.
Originally Posted by Malakite
Eastgear was selling at $99. But I am not sure of the speed unless someone is willing to post the CF card edge stamp no for verification.
1st September 2004, 12:26 AM
Yup, it is a slow card, Rob Galbraith's site tested it to be around 1MB/s on a 10D (which tops out at 1.3MB/s anyway). It was on sale in Comex recently at $89 too.
1st September 2004, 12:24 PM
kingston 512 is good !
1st September 2004, 09:09 PM
Who sells all these storage devices? Got an airshow in Japan in 2 weeks and would like to get one for the trip just in case. Can't afford to lose the pics if something happens to my microdrive!
10th September 2004, 04:57 PM
Hi, thank you very much for all your replies. I already have a 1GB CF. The reason I want to get one protable digital storage is because I will be going for a long trip on this Nov(more than two weeks). Therefore 1GB is definitely not enough. Keep buying extra CF doesn't seems to be good long term soution. A more practical and cheaper way is to buy a protable digital storage device.
May I know where can I get Nixvue DA Lite or CompactDrive ?
Where can I find the portable reader + CDRW transfer (Fotobar and Apacer) that you mentioned?
Thank you for the advise.
10th September 2004, 05:13 PM
It's sold at Sim Lim Square, the shop name is Top Universal.
Apacer i not sure, heard is sold at SLS too but dunno which shop.
10th September 2004, 05:16 PM
i'm also looking for one good portable storage drive for my 3-weeks trip in Nov. Like you, I cannot decide which ones to buy.
anyway, here's a couple of shop i know that sells them: