What portable hard disk storage u all using?


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Paul_Yeo

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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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megaweb

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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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Paul_Yeo said:
I am more worried about failures.

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


If you wanna be 101% safe
- get 2 sets of portable storages
- rest the portable storage on flat surface while performing CF images transfer
 

Chlee

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Paul_Yeo said:
I am more worried about failures.

Thus, would like to know if it is reliable? :embrass:
I'm using the older version, PD7X and it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 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*
 

espn

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Paul_Yeo said:
I am more worried about failures.

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

adamadam

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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.
 

catchlights

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espn said:
Don't have to worry la.. you not paid for the weddings anyway, if images lost u also not responsible :D
Come on lar.

No money ≠ no responsible ≠ no ethic.

But I only believe

No money = No talk.[FONT=&quot][/FONT]
 

dEthANGeL

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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 :angry:
 

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