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    Memory question

    Sorry but this may be a dumb question. I am a tech idiot so I have to ask. Is there any kind of external memory or external hard drive where I can plug in my DSLR's memory card or USB from the camera and store my photos. I know you can use card readers with a computer, but I'm looking for something I can off load my pics onto while I'm in the field, and then upload them to my computer when I get home. Thaks for any help!

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    It sounds like you're asking for something like the Epson P-3000 (40GB) or P-5000 (80GB) portable storage devices with a 4" viewing screen and slots for CF & SD memory cards. Or there's the cheaper JOBO Giga One, which doesn't allow viewing, but does support more card types. I think there are other similar devices from other manufacturers.

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    I've got the 40GB Jobo Giga One and works well. It doesn't allow viewing, but then I didn't get it for that reason. I just needed it to dump my cards to when they were filled.
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    Cheers guys! Great, sounds just right. What do they use for a power source? Plug in the wall or batteries?

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    The Jobo has an internal rechargeable battery and can run off the ac adapter. It runs off the pc's usb port when you're dumping from it to your pc.
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    With the price of memory dropping so quickly, you might look into simply buying a few more 2G or 4G memory cards. The break even point is pretty low right now.

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    D - thanks for the advice. I'll do a bit more research and decide what works best!

    David - from what I can see, buying 40GB worth of memory cards could be a lot more costly. Where I'm going in a few weeks, I will be shooting for almost 6 solid weeks with out a chance to dump the photos on to my computer so I'm going to need a lot of storage. So much that I just don't think simple memory cards will do the trick. But then again, maybe I'm totally off with my info. Tthis is why I am going to do more research

    This is also why I am very grateful for all of your comments. I'm never disappointed with this forum. Cheers to everybody!
    Last edited by zmikers; 07-01-2007 at 03:51 PM.

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    zmikers - I use a Wolverine FlashPac 7000 reader/storage unit and I really love it. It is a no frills 7 in 1 card reader and it has taken all the abuse that I have given it for the past year. I'm always surprised that I don't hear more about these units. The battery (rechargeable) life is pretty decent. They come in capacities of 60 to 120 Gigs and cost between 139$ and 199$. You can often get better prices for them. I paid 100$ for 60 gigs and that was a year ago. Wolverine also has higher end units with preview displays, etc. You'll find all the products that they offer by doing a 'wolverine' search on the main B&H site. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nqjudo View Post
    zmikers - I use a Wolverine FlashPac 7000 reader/storage unit and I really love it. It is a no frills 7 in 1 card reader and it has taken all the abuse that I have given it for the past year. I'm always surprised that I don't hear more about these units. The battery (rechargeable) life is pretty decent. They come in capacities of 60 to 120 Gigs and cost between 139$ and 199$. You can often get better prices for them. I paid 100$ for 60 gigs and that was a year ago. Wolverine also has higher end units with preview displays, etc. You'll find all the products that they offer by doing a 'wolverine' search on the main B&H site. Good luck!
    Great stuff! thanks a lot, that really helps

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