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  • blu-by-u
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    Re: Portable Storage (on the move)

    Originally posted by martyjward View Post
    Tesco have 16gb SanDisk Extreme SD Cards for a tenner - ......
    Is the offer still on? My Sis is in London, can ask her to check them out.

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  • martyjward
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    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    SD cards are so inexpensive now that you could simply keep your photos from the day or whatever period and then save them to your long term storage later.

    Ian
    Tesco have 16gb SanDisk Extreme SD Cards for a tenner - grabbed myself a couple yesterday. That's five I have now for this year's holiday. Plan to rotate them & backup "best" images to tablet memory card via OTG / USB.

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  • Yorkie
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    Originally posted by maccabeej View Post
    I haven't tried this but look at a RAVPower File Hub. App on a smartphone connects to hub it has an sd slot and a usb slot into which you can plug a high capacity flash drive (USB 2.0 only I think) and use the phone app transfer from card to drive. Also it will act as Wifi hub when hotel only allows say two device connection and you have four or more.

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  • Jim Ford
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    Originally posted by blu-by-u View Post
    Please enlighten on that Kingstone 5 in 1 device. From reading the specifications, there is no storage inside. It's just a reader, battery and writer. So it needs a huge Thumbdrive plugin to backup the SD. It can also act as a battery for my device. Plus it's WiFi enabled.

    Yes?
    Yes!

    It will also backup to an external USB HD. I used a 1TB which worked OK.

    Jim

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  • Ian
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    Re: Portable Storage (on the move)

    SD cards are so inexpensive now that you could simply keep your photos from the day or whatever period and then save them to your long term storage later.

    Ian

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  • blu-by-u
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    Re: Portable Storage (on the move)

    Please enlighten on that Kingstone 5 in 1 device. From reading the specifications, there is no storage inside. It's just a reader, battery and writer. So it needs a huge Thumbdrive plugin to backup the SD. It can also act as a battery for my device. Plus it's WiFi enabled.

    Yes?

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  • Jim Ford
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    I've just bought a Ravpower unit. I've had it a couple of days and it seems quite good so far.

    You can plug a SD card and a USB storage device in, then access the device wirelessly with an Android 'phone, and transfer from the card to the storage device. Transferring from a class 10 SD card to a USB, HD the rate of transfer was 1.25MB per second. The device is powered by its internal 6000mAH battery.

    The Ravpower app is a bit clunky, but I found it simpler to use the ES File Explorer app.

    Jim

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  • DavidJ1609
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    I think I found a solution.

    I ordered this Kingston unit.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Companion-Storage-Battery-Charger/dp/B00KU2E9IW"]Kingston 5-in-1 Mobile Companion (Extra Storage, Battery Charger and More): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@31vdQhwAxvL[/ame]

    The Ravpower looked interesting, but, ironically, I can't buy this in China.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/RAVPower%C2%AE-FileHub-6000mAh-Internal-Portable/dp/B00TI3WQJS"]Memory Card Reader, RAVPower Wireless Router SD Card Reader/External Battery Pack/Access Point for iPhone/Chromecast/Android/Windows/Mac - FileHub: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31y4%[email protected]@[email protected]@31y4%2BAjU9-L[/ame]

    More than just a portable storage solution!


    David.

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  • DavidJ1609
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    I'm considering an external SSD as they're light and durable.

    I'm looking to see if a multi OTG adapter will allow me to use my Android phone to transfer from SD to SSD. (The battery in my phablet is pretty impressive and can actually power a usb hdd and charge another phone!)

    David.

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  • blu-by-u
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    I can't wait to try out that micro USB OTG cable.

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  • Daveart
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    Hi Paulb I have a HDD portable hard drive and works fine on my Lenovo android tablet I also have a dual cable the one end can be attached to a battery power pack which can be got from LIDLS for £9.95 it has 2 USB sockets and a Mini socket you can charge your divise to at the same time.

    Well worth the £9.95 I Think.

    I have 2 samsung portable drive 500GB and a 380gb drive.

    Dave

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  • Scottwin
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    The Nexus has enough oomph through the port to run the HDD. I've used both Western Digital & Samsung drives whilst transferring files without too much of a hit to the battery. Unfortunately it doesn't have expandable memory but copying back to an SD card would be a good way of getting more camera food.. :-)

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  • PaulB
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    Re: Portable Storage (on the move)

    Originally posted by Scottwin View Post
    I'm going to try copying to tablet (Nexus 7) via OTG cable or OiShare then, due to the tablet being mostly full of music, back to a portable HDD via the OTG cable.
    I tried this with a Samsung galaxy tablet; it wouldn't work as the HDD used the USB port for power and the tablet couldn't supply enough juice. May work if your portable HDD has an external power supply.
    It will work to USB sticks though if you have any big enough.
    I just buy an extra SD Card whenever I go away, you soon end up with enough to use while travelling
    Last edited by PaulB; 7th July 2015, 01:48 PM. Reason: Autocorrect changing words... bloomin nuisance! !

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  • Scottwin
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    I'm going to try copying to tablet (Nexus 7) via OTG cable or OiShare then, due to the tablet being mostly full of music, back to a portable HDD via the OTG cable.

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  • OM USer
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    Most devices that accept a USB storage device (including car mp3 player) will also accept a usb card reader... provided it is a single slot device and not a multi format reader. The latter require device drivers so that each slot can de seen as a different drive letter (on windows) or different external device (linux based devices including Macs and android). The former don't need specialised drives so generally work as expected. This helps a lot when trying to find something that can read SD, MMC (remember that), or CF cards.

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