Palm sized hard drive great for photo storage

by James

If you’re wondering whether you should buy a few small SD cards for your vacation or just risk it with one card, there’s an option out there that may help you make a decision. The Photo Safe II.

A palm sized portable hard drive that works with all OS formats, the PhotoSafe II supports CF Type I (including Extreme III, IV, UDMA but not microDrive), xD-Picture Card, MMC, SD/HC Card, miniSD, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, and MS Pro Duo cards. That means no matter what camera you use on your trip, the Photo Safe can lock up and protect your pictures by simply plugging the card into the rubber protected card slot (great for extreme weather or dust).

Then, with a simply button press the Photo Safe II copies files at a blistering speed – about 3 ½ minutes for 1GB of photo data. And not only does the Photo Safe II copy JPEG and RAW still photos, but also movies as well. And with each saving session, the photo Safe creates a separate folder so that any existing files aren’t overwritten. The hard drive can also be partitioned as well.

Battery life is about 90 minutes of continuous use (about 16 sessions) and the battery can either be recharged via the included AC adapter or by USB through your computer. Prices are $130 for 80GB and $189 for the 160GB version.

Hat Tip –The Red Ferret

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