That's why I use a tablet: can put SD card in one USB port and pen drive into another. The tablet does take up space but it is useful for other reasons.Too obvious/simple? Select files from one card, copy onto phone temporarily, copy those copies onto backup card 👍🏻
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Maybe (unlike this one) there are readers in which the separate slots act as separate drives so that you can cut out one copying stage. That would be too perfect for words.
There are SSD drives with built in SD card readers, such as this one : Amazon.com: WD 4TB My Passport Wireless Pro Portable External Hard Drive, Wifi USB 3.0 - WDBSMT0040BBK-NESN : ElectronicsHow is this an answer? Don't you still need a computer to transfer the files from card to SSD? - or do clever new cameras allow you to copy photos direct from card to a dumb storage device plugged into the camera? I know my camera couldn't do that, though it is, umm, old.
I don't see any suggestions here which are other than:
- Take plenty of cards and do without a backup.
- Take a computer.
Does there really not exist a (very) small device that one can simply plug into a camera once a day and have it auto-copy onto itself all the photos created since the last plug-in? I'd buy one.
Actually, having just ploughed through a user guide, I can report that some (at least) do allow selective transfer: you can set them up so that all you have to do is plug a card in and all the new files (only) will be automatically copied 👍🏻 Marvelous - if 10?x more expensive than a USB hub....SSDs that also have card readers. You can stick the card in and do a complete card backup. They don't allow for any selective transfer...
An external SSD with SD card reader needs electrical energy, not easy available when away from a computer, therefore away from electrical sources.how does anyone store photos when they are away from their computer and/or unable to get a signal for cloud storage for a few weeks?
Electricity supply isn't a problem. As a camera-user you will, necessarily, already have worked out solutions for yourself - the obvious general ones being a) a powerbank and b) adaptors/cables for in-vehicle charging. In addition, SSDs with card-reader incorporated often have their own battery.An external SSD with SD card reader needs electrical energy, not easy available when away from a computer, therefore away from electrical sources
Two of the other non-computer solutions I outline above also have this functionality.A tablet . . . can host software for selective backup
So don't hit/drop it - same as you wouldn't with your laptop/camera/bins/whatever. They're perfectly reliable in real-world use (not that anyone here is suggesting using one anyway).An external HDD is sensible to shocks and threfore not reliable
There is no 'the' solution here. Different options will suit different circumstances, preferences and purses.It seems the tablet is the solution
Not so sure, but let each one of us decide this.Electricity supply isn't a problem.
This is about portable HDD, right? A portable HDD transported daily in town can fail after one year of use.They're perfectly reliable in real-world use
In general, yes. But the OP has some defined conditions, not "different ..."There is no 'the' solution here. Different options will suit different circumstances, preferences and purses.
Excellent.I am greatly heartened to have discovered as a result of this thread that there are highly workable ways of doing what I previously thought could not be done without carrying a computer (ie tablet or bigger) around.
That link covers both HDD and SSD products.the WD External HDD is no more in production
I fear I don't see the point of this comment (no offence). You make the mistake of thinking that I am trying to convince you, personally, of opting for a particular option. I'm not.I would not buy such peripheral, HDD or not
Just consult the website of WD and the reality is presented there, disregarding our opinions.Something that was in production recently, and now isn't, is highly likely to have been replaced by something that's even better and more flexible - not worse.
Agreed.It's not a contest.