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Old Jan 19, 2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Hi, I am new on this forum. I haven't gotten my digital camera yet. I am thinking of getting the Canon G5. I was wondering what you think of the Sony Mini Vault and the Sandisk Cruzer mini? They are storage devices or data transfer devices. THey are very small and they seem reasonably priced. I thought it might be more practical to get one of these instead of multiple CF cards. I have been involved in photography for about 25 years. I haven't gone digital yet. I do have a scanner and enjoy learning how to mess with my photos with PSP 8. Now I am considering the digital camera.
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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I don't know those products. The usual thing I suggest is that it's nice to have two CF/memory cards so that while one is downloading the other can be used for taking pictures. But I wouldn't buy beyond 2... I'd get a portable hard disk/image vault type of thing.

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What type of hard disk/image vault type of thing do you recommend?
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Steve has a review of several of them here:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/digi_...s.html#storage

I've not used one, so I can only comment on a few things I've read on a variety of forums I drop by.

I've heard fairly good things about the G2 Image Tank. It's battery is a bit weak (it only has enough power for something like 8G or so of data. Steve says 11G, but I've heard less.) People like it's speed of reading/write to the computer (USB2) and it's speed of reading data from cards.

The "Digital Wallet" was fairly popular but the company is out of business.

Maybe someone with some personal experience on these devices can say more.

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