External HDD Advice needed for Beginner

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Holley, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Holley

    Holley Guest

    Hey guys,

    I don't know how, or if, this is possible. I'll be watching this thread with
    great interest.

    Holley, Jul 6, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    I have been given a 20gb notebook hard drive and was going to buy a case for
    it soon.

    What I was wanting to know is can and how can I use this for travel to store
    pictures from my camera direct to the hard drive.
    Any help would be appreciated

    Kindest Regards,

    Scott & Cynthia
    Scott & Cynthia, Jul 7, 2006
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  3. Holley

    Ross Guest

    I take a laptop computer with me when we travel. It is an IBM Thinkpad with
    a 6 gig HD.

    When the camera memory card is full I plug the camera into a USB port on the
    laptop and transfer them to the HD.

    Not only is it convenient to store my photos but I can review them any time
    AND show them to friends.

    I'm not sorry I bought the laptop, just sorry now that it is very "dated".
    I wish I could afford a newer one.

    It runs Windows ME and has not sufficient specs. to upgrade to Win XP

    I can recommend the system if you have a camera that uses a USB connexion.

    Ross, Jul 7, 2006
  4. Holley

    Holley Guest

    If you want something to use without lugging a computer check out
    The vp3220 comes in several sizes, one of which is bare bones. I left a
    message on there site asking if you could install your own hard drive in the
    unit, but they havn't gotten back to me yet.
    Holley, Jul 9, 2006
  5. Holley

    Richard Guest

    All of the Vosonic X-Drives are capable of having a notebook sized HDD
    installed in them I have an original X-Drive, circa 2002, into which I
    installed a 20GB notebook drive with no problems.

    They are very nifty devices and when plugged into a PC, you can use them
    as a card reader.

    The ones on the page you linked to look like they've just added extra

    More details here:

    Richard, Jul 15, 2006
  6. Why bother with the cost when memory is now so inexpensive. I am
    thinking that the $$ would be more than purchasing a few gigabytes
    of memory chips. Check out TigerDirect for memory cards.
    James Douglas, Jul 16, 2006
  7. Holley

    Holley Guest

    Bet you can't get 20 gig of memory cards for under $200 US :)

    Holley, Jul 16, 2006
  8. Actually with rebates and stuff [email protected] 24.00 x 10 = $240.00
    James Douglas, Jul 24, 2006
  9. Holley

    Joe Fisher Guest

    Umm...is that the new math? $240 is less than $200? :))
    I'm just giving you a hard time. I know that $240 is *close*...;-)
    Joe Fisher, Jul 25, 2006
  10. Holley

    Holley Guest

    True, but then you have 10 things to keep track of, rather than three.
    Memory card, hard drive, charger...
    Holley, Jul 25, 2006
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