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Old Nov 2, 2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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I have a Canon Rebel XT. I would like to know what type of external device would I need to store images on to. I am a planning a trip. I ask this because I feel I may full all my cards with images.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 9:42 AM   #2
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There are several different types and a wide price range. SmartDisk has a 40GB PhotoBank that runs around $180, all the way up to the Epson P-4000 that is close to $600. There are also stand alone CD and DVD burners too. I bought a little 20GB storage off of e-bay that is basically a 20GB Laptop memory card stuck in a box with card slots for different memory card types. I paid less than $80 for it and it works like a champ.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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What your telling me can the product be hooked up to the camera it self. I am not taking a notebook computer. I just want something to hook up to my camera and transfer photos to.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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most of these devices you just take your memory card out of you camera and plug it into these.
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Hi Imacer,

Steve reviewed many external storage devices which can be found here:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/digi_...s.html#storage

(Or "Our reviews" > "Accessories" > "Image storage devices")

Although they are rather old (2004), all the features reviewed and listed are present in current brands and models. It is a good starting point for your research. There are many many more products nowadays, and the listed models may be old and even discontinued.

I have also posted my experience with these storage devices:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=52

This should give you some background information and knowledge about these OTG ("On-The-Go") devices.

I guess the bottom line is: if you don't want to hassle, want trusty brandnames, and are willing to pay, you should go to a major photo equipment store and ask them what they sell. If you are a bargain hunter like myself, you can find much cheaper non-brandname products which work equally well on the web or eleectronic stores, as long as you know what to look for.
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 7:58 AM   #6
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Caboose wrote:
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most of these devices you just take your memory card out of you camera and plug it into these.
fully agree,

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Old Nov 25, 2006, 8:53 AM   #7
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I use the Hyperdrive HD80 (link upper left)

http://www.hypershop.com/shop/

This front page item is new. My HD80 has worked flawlessly for years. One of the best features is that it uses NiMH AA's.
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 12:42 PM   #8
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On the HD80, can you look at the photos you've taken? It says you can access files, but the screen seems to not be a color screen.

I'm asking because someone in a Ritz store a few months ago told me the solution was to buy an MP3 player. I didn't get the opporunity to ask him more about it that day and every time I go in he's either not there or I don't have time to wait for him to finish with the customer he's with.

Anyone have any comments to using an MP3 player for this. I don't remember what brand he mentioned he uses.
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 4:45 PM   #9
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No, you cannot view the photos. Actually, it turns out the HD80 is discontinued. It is replaced by the new SMART unit.
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Old Jan 2, 2007, 5:40 PM   #10
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Do you have an iPod? If so, you can use your iPod as an image bank.

Using an inexpensive Belkin adapter (I don't have the exact part # w/ me right now), you can connect your iPod directly to your camera and copy your photos. If you have a color/photo iPod you can view the copied photos on the iPod.

I have a 60gig iPod, but they come in a variety of sizes.

You can get used iPods cheap from www.podswap.com
-They are very reputable, all their iPods are quaranteed.

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