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Old Jun 20, 2002, 12:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried one of these out for storing photos ?
Strikes me as perfect for travelling, fill it with MP3s and write over them with photos as you need the space.

Steve how about a review ?
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I believe it's still a $399.95 vaporware...

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Old Jun 21, 2002, 7:06 AM   #3
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I bought the Archos MP3 player which can be used as a hard drive and its great. I haven't tried putting pictures on it but as a player its so much better then the 32 or 64 MB cards. I go from the East Coast to the West Coast and never have to listen to the same song twice. And all on one set of batteries.
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I think you miss the point...

The Multimedia Jukebox allows one to down load pictures from the camera through the 'Photo Module'. What good is an HD based MP3 player do to a travelling photographer when he also has to carry a laptop along to be able to use the Archos MP3 player? It's just extra weight to the already inconvenient laptop (which can even play DVD)!
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Old Aug 16, 2002, 4:23 AM   #5
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Default Achos Jukebox Multimedia

I have to agree with Tobias - this would be perfect for me to use as a digital wallet. Archos' decision to put out a CF reader with the device is inspired. Instead of buying a large-capacity CF card, I could just buy this instead and have up to 20GB for picture storage, and use whatever space is left for music to listen to. I'd preload it with music before I left home and then wouldn't need a laptop when travelling.
After my trip I could then take it to friends places as a ready-made digital photo album.

BTW it's apparently now shipping for US$400

I'd like to see a review of this as well - this looks like the perfect device for someone like me who likes to travel light.

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Yea, I'm keeping a close eye on it as well, especially the firewire module (or the USB 2.0) which are both pricey option... I really like the pictures review capability which my MindStor lacks!

The MP3 part is a nice bonus as well (so is downloading/uploading MP3s from other flash!)... Plus the ability to record MPEG Video...

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Excellent little box! Now I can watch movies anywhere!

See review at e-pinions:

http://www.epinions.com/content_76224499332
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Hello, so next we'll have digicams with big microdrives, that'll play cool music whilst were taking pics, make phone calls and the tea as well! So now fones can shoot video, what next?
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Hello all,

I'm curious about some of these storage products you lucky guys in the States can get hold of (image tank etc).

I've actually downloaded files from cam, via usb when pc multi-tasking and found afterwards I've only got half a corrupt pic, but a readable file!

So, I'm now reviving an old pc notebook putting in a large HDD and usb port so I can run ACDSee to verify the thumbnails BEFORE I erase my cam card.

So my question is, do these remote storage devices have a foolproof way of checking the integrity of the image files they've stored? I guess the cheaper one's won't have more than a few lines of lcd display.
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The foolproof way:

Use a microdrive, you only need to download once day to the Archos/MindStor in the comfort of your home/hotel room (not on location, too much chance for dropping things). Most of the time you'll have a laptop or another PC there as well to backup/review the pictures.

BTW you can also upload with the Archos/MindStor, so if you have multiple microdrives, you can also back it up to your second microdrive this way. Most of the time though you'll find that your confidence grow with the microdrives as you use them, and actually they are specs better than the portable HDs that go into the Archos/MindStor in the 1st place!
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