Author Topic: Backup from dslr to external drive?  (Read 2415 times)

Řivind Třien

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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2018, 00:56:26 »
Gnarbox is a device that will be usable.
There is a full review of it on www.photographylife.com

I just stumbled on this:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/accessory-review-wd-my-passport-wireless

What seems to repeat itself in the reviews referred to in the last two posts is too slow transfer speed to be really useful.

Edit: Oops, second quote became duplicate instead of the intended one; corrected above.
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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 20:33:43 »
I did refer to the Gnarbox without fully reading the full write up. It seemed timely so I put the link on.
There is another review today on the same link as the Gnarbox, of the WD SSD My Passport Wireless SSD.
This has received a more favorable write up .
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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 23:07:25 »
I did refer to the Gnarbox without fully reading the full write up. It seemed timely so I put the link on.
There is another review today on the same link as the Gnarbox, of the WD SSD My Passport Wireless SSD.
This has received a more favorable write up .

Quote form the article on the WD wireless Passport :
". A 3.6GB folder of photos took 44 seconds to copy from my SD card to my computer using a normal card reader. That same folder of photos took 4 minutes and 46 seconds to copy to the My Passport Wireless."

Besides the WD device is not an SSD but a spinning drive.

(I corrected my intended quote containing the link to this article above.)
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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2018, 23:17:32 »
I would have thought a spinning drive would be far from ideal for obvious reasons, fragile and comparative slow/heavy battery consumption, on the other hand an SSD would be fast, low consumption and hopefully more rugged.
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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2018, 23:39:16 »
Yes the Gnarbox 2.0 looks like a much more capable device partly addressing the speed and other problems in the 1.0 review, but then at a price:
"pledges start at $300 for a 128GB version and max out at $700 for the largest 1TB build"
https://www.dpreview.com/news/2615581847/the-gnarbox-2-0-ssd-lets-you-backup-photos-make-selects-review-footage-and-more
Also here: https://photographylife.com/news/gnarbox-2-0-ssd-announcement#more-156453
It is more at the price levels of the Hyperdrives, but may be not too bad considering they contain SSD's and not spinning drives. Might be appealing to the professional market.
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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2018, 00:27:10 »
Perhaps a version with the new 100 TB (!) Exadrive SSD would be ideal for the photographer on the go ??

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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2018, 01:07:49 »
My feeling is that because I can buy 2 TB USB "spinners" for about $100 a pop, it makes perfect sense to take a couple of them on any journey; put a back-up on each one; and keep the drives in separate places (with one of them on my person).

These little HDDs seem to be perfectly stable and it is unlikely that both will fail simultaneously, if they fail at all, and they haven't done so — so far!

I download to the SSD in my MPB each night and then leave the computer running while it copies the files to the external drives so it doesn't matter if that takes a little longer than it did to do the original download through my card-reader.

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Re: Backup from dslr to external drive?
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2018, 12:39:51 »
Yes the Gnarbox 2.0 looks like a much more capable device partly addressing the speed and other problems in the 1.0 review, but then at a price:
"pledges start at $300 for a 128GB version and max out at $700 for the largest 1TB build"
https://www.dpreview.com/news/2615581847/the-gnarbox-2-0-ssd-lets-you-backup-photos-make-selects-review-footage-and-more
Also here: https://photographylife.com/news/gnarbox-2-0-ssd-announcement#more-156453
It is more at the price levels of the Hyperdrives, but may be not too bad considering they contain SSD's and not spinning drives. Might be appealing to the professional market.

another preview here at photographylife

https://photographylife.com/news/gnarbox-2-0-ssd-announcement#more-156453