Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Misc Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 16, 2007, 1:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 574
Default

Iveread the reviews in the review section on the battery operated portable CD-R/RW devices thatyou plug a memory card into and it records your pic files. Both of these devices, the Addonic MFR and the Disc Steno 200 have been discontinued.

1)Anyone have any experience with either of these?

2) These seem such a great idea-why have they failed?

3) Are there any other brands out there that do the same thing-record to disc instead of a drive?



Thank you in advance for your replies.
DRGSin is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 16, 2007, 5:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,093
Default

Just a guess but the price/storage capacity ratio has improved enough that the speed advantage of writing to an HD drive is preferred to the speed of burning a disk.
ac.smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2007, 9:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 2,053
Default

In talking to a friend of mine through work who takes pictures for the police he perferre a laptop over one of these burners any day. They tend to be battery hogs and are ultra ultra slow.

I would suggest a wolvine storage device if you have to have portable storage on the go. If the goal is to burn CDs on the go use your laptop. Although bigger you will get better results

dave
Photo 5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2007, 10:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 574
Default

Thanks for the replies guys. Ill look into the wolvine(sp?) Im trying to get away from hauling a laptop around. I just thought itd be nice to stick a card in it and download 500MB in 10 mins. I can live with that speed. As far as the batterylife, supposedly theyre getting 1-2.5 hrs. with rechargeable batteries to boot. I have the nixvue, a portable HD, but always had trouble getting it to work. Maybe I need todust the web bunnies off of it and give it another try.
DRGSin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19, 2007, 10:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Peacekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,024
Default

Epson P-2000 (40gig) or P-4000 (80gig), accepts SD and CF cards, battery operated, large screen to review images inclusing RAW, plugs into PC for easy d/load afterwards back at home.

Crash
Peacekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19, 2007, 4:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 574
Default

Thanks crash, Ill look into it.
DRGSin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19, 2007, 9:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 2,053
Default

I have had a 20GB wolverine for 2.5 years now and when I need it, it always works for me. Download about 1GB in 11 minutes which I can live with myself

dave
Photo 5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 2007, 8:45 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 33
Default

My husband bought me a "portable" cd/dvd burner a few years back....before small portable hard drives were affordable for us.

It's called a "RoadStore". Accepts (off the top of my head) 5 memory card types and can also be used to play back via the tv or to watch a dvd

burning is not the fastest but doesn't take all day either. it's about the size of one of those 7" screen portable dvd players. It runs on a rechargeable battery or electricity. Came with a small carry bag that holds the burner, cords, extra dvd/cds and still room for other stuff.

Performed well for me....Not sure if they're still around.
Becky is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.