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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 28, 2002, 12:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 259
Default What's the best portable storage?

My laptop is too old to upgrade, won't run the new, big external hard drives, and I need a way to store at least 40 Gigabytes of picture files on my vacation starting next week.

I don't want to get another laptop. Has anybody had experience with Mindstor, Digital Wallet, etc to make recommendations?

Thanks in advance...

[Edited on 7-28-2002 by WalterK]
WalterK is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 28, 2002, 1:04 PM   #2
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

Yea, I have the MindStor and highly recommend it.

It comes standard with both USB and Firewire, but the rechargeable battery (4xAAA NiMh) is on the skimpy side when used with a microdrive.

[Edited on 7-28-2002 by NHL]
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 28, 2002, 7:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 259
Default Well, I went with the Image Tank, a 40G gizmo..

It can be upgraded by swapping out the hard drive if needed, comes with powersupply, rechargeable kit,the whole 9 yards, for $350 plus shipping. It has no preview and can't play into a t.v. but at that price it will do just fine. Thanks for the reply.
WalterK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 29, 2002, 8:50 AM   #4
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

I went through the same selection process last year, and forgo the drive swappability for the speed of the firewire download...
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2002, 12:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 32
Default

:roll:
Hi there.

Jobo in germany has brought out a new system.
: Giga Stoxx 7 in 1.
Price: 299 euro. (euro = +/- dollar)
Capacity: 10-20gb.
Usb, optionel accu-pack for mobility.
Only storage, no viewing.
7 slots for all sort of memorycards.
For info check: www.jobo.com

I hoping to get mine real quick by postservice.
Let you know if it really works.
fterhaar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 30, 2002, 10:13 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4
Default Archos Jukebox Multimedia

Archos Jukebox Multimedia!

Get one!



It comes with CF and SM adapters so you can "wallet" your digital pics.

It also plays/records mp3 and plays divx video!


The best thing is, if you copy the cards to the root directory of the Archos, NikonView sees the plugged-in Archos as a digicam with giant memory card (containing all the pictures you walleted). So you never need to plug in your camera again!
This also works with Canon's "ZoomBrowser" (if you're insane enough to want to use that).

I'm a bit confused as to the benefits of using the camera's native software rather than just copying the JPG files direct off the memory card (it seems to modify the JPG before writing it out locally). At least this is the case for NikonView. The image data is identical (I proved it with photoshop).. So what's being changed? Does anyone know?

Though I'm having a slight problem with a Lexar 12x 64MB card (the archos occasionally shuts down when reading it) but this isn't a show-stopper as no data is lost. Just a bit of a pain. I'm trying to get Archos to fix it but so far all I've heard back is "have you tried the latest firmware?" .. sigh..
rangelife 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 11:19 AM.