From: jim_nospam_beasley on
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

From: David J Taylor 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.
>
> 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


From: Bob Williams 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.
>
> Thanks
>
I found this on Google.
> http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/digital/portable_storage.html
Bob Williams
From: Gerald Arnquist on
On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:35:26 GMT, "David J Taylor"
<david-taylor(a)blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> wrote:

>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
>

The only problem with all these devices suggested by you and others (and are
available), except for the viewing screen it's almost cheaper to just by the
same amount of memory on SD cards these days, if your camera uses that type. In
some cases it's already cheaper. 80 GB isn't what it used to be. And certainly
not worth the $700 that they want for an LCD screen attached to it (Epson
P-5000).

I bet if you hunted around without much effort you could find 80 GB of SD card
memory for much less than that. If you need to see the photos again? Just put
them back in your camera and view them on the LCD or on a TV.

A quick hunt: NewEgg has 8GB Class 6 SDHC cards for $53. Do the math. That's
only $530 for the same storage, saving you $170 over getting the Epson P-5000.

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.

Nice idea but way too much ($), way too little (GB), way too late.

5 years ago I really wanted to buy something like them. I kept putting it off,
the price-point never seemed to be worth it. It's still not. I get the same
advantage right in my camera now for less cost. Think too, how much space are 10
SD cards going to take up compared to an external storage device with a screen?
Not to mention the extra batteries or power adapter you'll be needing to bring
along.

Why carry two viewing screens? Your camera already has one. Doesn't it?






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