From: van Dark on
David J Taylor napsal(a):
> jim_nospam_beasley(a)yahoo.com wrote:
>> Is anyone aware of a device that will copy my compact flash directly
>> to a hard drive? (like a USB hard drive) I would like to avoid
>> carrying a laptop while I travel, but I need to have the capacity of
>> compact 120GB hard drive to copy my photos onto as the flash chips are
>> filled.
>>
>> Thanks
>
> Although it may not be quite what you want, these include a rather nice
> viewing screen as well:
>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0609/06093004epsonp3000p5000.asp
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>
Have a look at :
http://www.presence-pc.com/actualite/Memup-lance-l-USB-2-0-X-Drive-II-786/
I use this device and I am satisfied with its. Van
From: van Dark on
David J Taylor napsal(a):
> jim_nospam_beasley(a)yahoo.com wrote:
>> Is anyone aware of a device that will copy my compact flash directly
>> to a hard drive? (like a USB hard drive) I would like to avoid
>> carrying a laptop while I travel, but I need to have the capacity of
>> compact 120GB hard drive to copy my photos onto as the flash chips are
>> filled.
>>
>> Thanks
>
> Although it may not be quite what you want, these include a rather nice
> viewing screen as well:
>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0609/06093004epsonp3000p5000.asp
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>
Have a look at :
http://www.presence-pc.com/actualite/Memup-lance-l-USB-2-0-X-Drive-II-786/
I use this device and I am satisfied with its. Van
From: David J Taylor on
Gerald Arnquist wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:35:26 GMT, "David J Taylor"
[]
>> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0609/06093004epsonp3000p5000.asp
[]
> I see no benefit to these at the prices they want. If they were all
> under $100, then sure, might be a nice backup or for handing around
> at a get-together where others that want to see. Plus a spinning
> hard-drive is nowhere near as free from damage when traveling.
[]
> Why carry two viewing screens? Your camera already has one. Doesn't
> it?

For handing around, you may prefer the four inch VGA resolution (900,000
pixels if you prefer) to the smaller, lower resolution screen on your own
camera, and you may prefer not to hand your camera around.

Yes, you could get a lot of SD storage today for the price, but it's not
backed up.

I do agree that at today's prices, they are quite expensive, though. We
got one some time ago, and never regretted it.

Cheers,
David


From: SMS 斯蒂文• 夏 on
jim_nospam_beasley(a)yahoo.com wrote:
> Is anyone aware of a device that will copy my compact flash directly
> to a hard drive? (like a USB hard drive) I would like to avoid
> carrying a laptop while I travel, but I need to have the capacity of
> compact 120GB hard drive to copy my photos onto as the flash chips are
> filled.

One way to do this is to use a PocketPC that has a USB _host port_ and a
Compact Flash slot. _Very_ few PocketPCs have both. The Toshiba E740,
E750, and E800 have this capability (all with a USB cradle). Then you
can attach a powered USB hard drive (the PocketPC's USB port cannot
power a drive). Kind of a kluge, but if you already have the PocketPC,
as I do, it's not too bad.
From: ray on
On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 00:54:56 -0800, jim_nospam_beasley wrote:

> Is anyone aware of a device that will copy my compact flash directly
> to a hard drive? (like a USB hard drive) I would like to avoid
> carrying a laptop while I travel, but I need to have the capacity of
> compact 120GB hard drive to copy my photos onto as the flash chips are
> filled.
>
> Thanks

There are several companies making stand alone hard disks with built in
card readers. The basic units are not terribly expensive - you should find
them at OfficeMax or Staples, for example. Some more elaborate units - I
believe Epson makes a couple - have built in screens for viewing and are
somewhat more expensive.