This device in particular:
is appealing. I'd love to see an evolution to the same thing with a CD
burner for less than $100 more (obviously, would need to operate on AC or
car adapter to burn CD's). As this is now, it's a smaller/easier version of
dumping digi-cards onto your laptop, which I consider better but not best
solution. Hard drive and CDR backup is enough for me to sleep OK at night.
Some might need even further backup in the field to sleep well.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Lew" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CF or microdrive?
> hello there,
> Wolverine's FlashPac will allow you to transfer to a drive without a
> no I don't work for them,
> On Sep 27, 2005, at 8:26 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> > At 07:12 PM 9/27/2005, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> >> It seems to me that another possibility might be to equip at least
> >> one computer with an exchangeable/insertable disk drive, save the
> >> material as digital files to a disk drive used only for that
> >> purpose and use that as a backup. Since the disk drive(s) wouldn't
> >> be constantly spinning, useful life might be extended considerably?
> > Hi, Steve,
> > When I'm in the field shooting pictures, I copy the CF cards to the
> > laptop AND to a LaCie tiny 40GB USB drive that is powered off the
> > USB port.
> > I would do the same with audio. The LaCie drive lives in my camera
> > bag (which comes with me often). The computer stays buried in the
> > luggage in the car, but comes into the motel every night. It's as
> > much diversity as I can muster -- better than the film days, for sure.
> > I think USB or FW drives are the way to go for this stuff.
> > I don't think putting CF cards on the shelf makes any sense, and I
> > think putting MDs on the shelf makes little more sense, how will we
> > play them in 50 years? It's such a niche format.
> > In my opinion, there are only two things better than a USB or FW
> > drive:
> > (1) A drive that has BOTH USB and FW ports
> > (2) A drive that has an Ethernet port, although that is a bit
> > more difficult to use in the field
> > but easier to use back at the ranch. It's also, at least
> > now, more expensive.
> > While exchangeable drives are useful, I think the universality of
> > the USB/FW drives makes them a better choice for this application.
> > In fact, my two 1TB stores are made up of four 250GB drives. Two
> > are in each main LaCie Ethernet Disk and two are FW attached to
> > each Ethernet Disk. I can add a fair number of additional drives.
> > As you may have read, one of the 1TB stores is now in my
> > neighbour's basement at the end of a 100 BASE FX fibre link. He has
> > an IOMEGA 250GB Ethernet drive in my basement.
> > Cheers,
> > Richard
> > Richard L. Hess email:
> > [log in to unmask]
> > Vignettes Media web: http://
> > www.richardhess.com/tape/
> > Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
> > Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/
> > contact.htm