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ccomley Aug 17, 2004 8:36 AM

I'm looking for a "widget" which will enable me to copy data from one CF card to another, or from a CF card to some other ram device (e.g. USB memory "stick") rather than requiring the bulk and weight of a hard disk or CD-R based system.

Anyone seen such a thing?


NHL Aug 17, 2004 9:55 AM

FYI on "widget" ;):

http://www.delkin.com/delkin_products_usb_bridge.html

eliteblaze Aug 17, 2004 11:12 AM

the ipod with the link thingy which is also from benklin.. of course only if you already have an ipod

NHL Aug 17, 2004 3:32 PM

eliteblaze wrote:
Quote:

the ipod with the link thingy which is also from benklin.. of course only if you already have an ipod
This device costs more (2x) and is less flexible: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=158350

eliteblaze Aug 17, 2004 8:56 PM

but still :) if you carry around an ipod why not :)

NHL Aug 17, 2004 10:06 PM

The Delkin also works with the iPod (Window) for 1/2 the cost... You are only limited to the more expensive Belkin device if you have the Mac version! ;)

http://www.delkin.com/delkin_product...dge_chart.html

tjk3052 Aug 18, 2004 12:10 AM

I think the original question is being misunderstood in the replies. The question was to be able to offload one flash type memory to another to avoid a hard drive or CDR device. An iPod IS a hard drive device.

But why would you ever want to do that?! If you are buying multiple flash cards, then just use one card until it's full and thenput the next one in. And these portable hard drive storage devices are not at all bulky or heavy, many are not much bigger than a pack of playing cards. They are definitely the way to go in my opinion.

Here's a pretty comprehensive list of units: http://fhoude34.free.fr/PortableHD.htm

Here's a site that sells many of them: http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/s.n...rkLOlQzNp65In0__

I recently was shopping for one and went with the FlashTrax because it has an LCD display and a video out, but the X's Drive Pro would be a good choice if you don't need that or want to save $. The iPOD is an interesting option, but only if you really value owning one because it is the most expensive way to go and most of the other units will also play MP3s (although not as slick).

ccomley Aug 18, 2004 7:03 PM

You're right, the "ipod" type answers did miss the point of my question.

Personally, I'll go for a hard-disk type backup device. What I use at the moment is my laptop, with a PCMCIA/CF adapter. :) But I had a friend who wants to be able to do CF to CF copying and the Delkin box looks like the answer to that question.

Thanks

tjk3052 Aug 24, 2004 3:12 AM

Quote:

Personally, I'll go for a hard-disk type backup device. What I use at the moment is my laptop, with a PCMCIA/CF adapter. :) But I had a friend who wants to be able to do CF to CF copying and the Delkin box looks like the answer to that question.
Still makes no sense...

#1 - The Delkin device is to copy fromacamera (flash device) to a HD device, which you said your frienddoesn't want, it does nothing for copying from CF to CF.

#2 - Why would your friend want to copy from one flash memory to another? I don't understand why that would be needed...Again, why not fill a CF card, then replace it with another card?! Whats the need to xfer data?!



NHL Aug 24, 2004 9:17 AM

tjk3052 wrote:
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... it does nothing for copying from CF to CF.
Yes it does (through a card reader): http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-6455-6965
"Transfer photos from one CompactFlash card to another, with various brands and models of card readers on either side of the USB Bridge. We've encountered only one incompatible reader so far: a Lexar USB 2.0 Multi-Card reader (running an older version of firmware in the reader)" ;)

... in fact it'll copy most anything from USB to USB (ie USB On-The-Go) even to another memory stick without a computer! I didn't suggest the "iPod"... I was merely offering a battery driven "Widget" which met the request. :-):-):-)


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