Mobile storage question

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by eatmorepies, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. eatmorepies

    eatmorepies Guest

    I'm interested in buying a storage device to carry on a 4 week motorcycle
    tour of Europe (I'm in the UK). It needs to hold in excess of 40Gb or I'll
    simply buy a couple more 8Gb cards. Could someone please point me at the
    names of products so I can Google them and do some research.

    eatmorepies, Sep 19, 2010
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    me Guest

    I just went through two getting ready for a trip to europe. See the
    thread: A tale of two Image Tanks - Initial Impressions
    me, Sep 19, 2010
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  3. In terms of portability, buy more cards.
    Gettamulla Tupya, Sep 19, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    From experience I would avoid anything from Jobo. I lost about a
    third of the shots from a job thanks to mechanical failure of a Jobo
    Giga One hard drive (the other shots were still on CF cards) and had
    to re-shoot part of the job.

    That involved the time, expense and inconvenience of a 540-mile round
    trip plus two nights in a hotel - the first day of the re-shoot was a
    washout thanks to heavy rain. It was an important job and the client
    was not impressed by the delay. I also had to turn down another job
    close to home because I was away re-shooting. I have only ever had to
    re-shoot two jobs.

    Would I buy another Jobo product, or recommend one? No.
    Bruce, Sep 21, 2010
  5. In all fairness this isn't something that's unique to Jobo, given that
    they didn't manufacture the hard drive that failed.

    If it's important, back it up. Twice. This is as true in the field as
    it is anywhere else.

    - Solomon [who has had every make of hard drive fail at one point or another]
    Stuffed Crust, Sep 21, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    Jobo chose to specify a cheap "no-name" hard drive with (according to
    the guy who tried to repair it for me) known reliability problems. I
    don't think any manufacturer can escape responsibility for specifying
    and/or accepting junk components.

    Always good advice. But not easy to apply when the client triples the
    size of the job on the spot and you only have enough CF cards for

    I have learnt from this - I now carry enough CF cards for at least
    four times the job I am contracted to do, and back them up on a
    notebook computer plus a USB portable hard drive.

    I have also learnt to steer clear of Jobo. ;-)
    Bruce, Sep 21, 2010
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