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
     
    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

    Regards,
    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
     
    Ross, Jul 7, 2006
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  4. Holley

    Holley Guest

    If you want something to use without lugging a computer check out
    http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.662/.f
    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
     
    Holley, Jul 9, 2006
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  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
    functionality.

    More details here:
    http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?PA=product&id=1&kind_id=10

    Richard
     
    Richard, Jul 15, 2006
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  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
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  7. Holley

    Holley Guest

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

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