Not sure about the firewire one, but the original media reader that transfers CF to the IPOD's harddisk is very badly done. It's so slow that it takes hours to finish a big transfer. The harddisk spins continously, and so the battery goes flat before your big transfer is complete. There is no status indicator, so its impossible to know whether your transfer succeeded or not. I would avoid it.Mapman said:Just to add... Belkin just introduced the new Firewall media reader. It replaces the old USB reader. So the transfer speed should be faster (in theory), rite? :think:
just get a Hitachi 40GB/60GB/80GB 2.5" Notebook HDD from SLS and get X-DrivePro/Nixvue from EastGear. Or just a USB 2.0 portable hdd casing from SLS if you only intention is to use it as a external HDD.lhjz said:battery runs out so fast??
still considering of getting I-pod or creative nomad 60GB for storage :think:
so anyone any suggestions for huge portable storage?? :dunno:
I second this suggestion. You can buy this for $300+, and it will work better at storing photos than the IPOD. If you should lose your precious storage device due to accident or theft, its bad enough you have lost all your photos without the additional hardbreak of losing a $700-900 IPOD with all your MP3s.caseytan said:just get a Hitachi 40GB/60GB/80GB 2.5" Notebook HDD from SLS and get X-DrivePro/Nixvue from EastGear. Or just a USB 2.0 portable hdd casing from SLS if you only intention is to use it as a external HDD.