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Old Nov 8, 2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a storage device so I dont have to carry around a lot of cheap memory cards, but I am having trouble figuring out which option would be the best. I dont need a ton of storage (20gb is more than enough). Here are the options ive been looking at:

Digibin 2.0 - $250
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...erdigibin.html

X-DRIVE II - $200
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...drivpordi.html

Image Tank (+power bank) - $190
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...mtandigph.html

Image Tank G2 - $200
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...mtag2usb2.html

Image Tank III - $250
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...getankiii.html

So far, the X-DRIVE II has been my first choice, but now I am wondering whether I should sacrifice some of the features and support for Compact flash II for the much better battery life of the original Image Tank. I will most likely be using only compact flash cards, so any of these options would probably have the media support I need. Has anyone here delt with any of these devices and can tell me what kind of experience you had with it? Thanks
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Old Nov 28, 2003, 5:54 PM   #2
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I have the image tank +power device and am happy with it and how it works. no problems what so ever
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 1:13 PM   #3
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Try "Giga2" from Jobo . I bought few days ago 40 Gb model . www.jobo.com


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Old Jan 31, 2004, 4:17 PM   #4
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Default Portable storage device choice...

"I am looking to buy a storage device so I dont have to carry around a lot of cheap memory cards"

Thats strange, I bought a storage device so I didnt have to spend money on expensive memory cards!

I went with the X-drive II because it is available on its own without a drive which works out a lot cheaper.

The hard drives used in the X-drive are 4200RPM IBM travelstar's but I bought a faster second hand 40gb 5200RPM Fujitsu harddrive from Computer Exchange for 80 and the X-drive II on its own cost 99.99, together 180.

Thats a saving of around 50 over the cost a 20gb X-drive II and 100 saving over a 40gb X-drive II.

The X-drive is great, and has got me out of trouble many times.
I can certainly recommend it.
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Old Apr 22, 2004, 2:12 PM   #5
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I am looking to buy a storage device so I dont have to carry around a lot of cheap memory cards, but I am having trouble figuring out which option would be the best. I dont need a ton of storage (20gb is more than enough). Here are the options ive been looking at:

Digibin 2.0 - $250
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...erdigibin.html

X-DRIVE II - $200
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...drivpordi.html

Image Tank (+power bank) - $190
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...mtandigph.html

Image Tank G2 - $200
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...mtag2usb2.html

Image Tank III - $250
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insideco...getankiii.html
So far, the X-DRIVE II has been my first choice, but now I am wondering whether I should sacrifice some of the features and support for Compact flash II for the much better battery life of the original Image Tank. I will most likely be using only compact flash cards, so any of these options would probably have the media support I need. Has anyone here delt with any of these devices and can tell me what kind of experience you had with it? Thanks

I own the X's-Drive Pro (VP 300), which is a newer model than X's-dricve II, with also MP3 playing facility (not really necessary for me) and a better data display, on which you can monitor the transfer process. The X's drive Pro can receive 9 card types. You can obtain it with or without 2,5 inch HD (9,5 mm thickness). I bought it without drive for ? 145,-- and bought a (second hand) 20GB drive. Installation is very easy, and you can format the disk with the supplied software. On Steve's digicams is a positive review.

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Old May 28, 2004, 8:27 PM   #6
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