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    Portable Backup Storage

    Hello all,
    I am looking for a portable backup storage device with a high quality viewer. I have an Epson P-6000 but I am not sure it supports the newer cameras. I now lots of folks are just using a laptop (I may go that way) but is there something else I should consider?
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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    This category of device has disappeared since tablets hit the market. I would suggest a retina display iPad plus an iPad card reader and a wifi hard drive for iOS such as the Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB Mobile Device Storage with Built-In Wi-Fi Streaming (STCK1000100) available on Amazon.

    The other option is a MacBook Air with an external HD such as the LaCie Rugged 1 TB USB 3.0 Mini Disk Portable Hard Drive 301558, also on Amazon.
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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    Brad,
    Thanks so much for this info!
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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    I use an MBA plus a Buffalo 1TB rugged (available as 2TB as well). Great, compact combo with Photoshop available always. Since the MBA 13 doesn't feature an SD card slot, I use the larger MBA 15.

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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    Jorgen,
    Thanks for this tip. I am assuming MBA is Macbook Air? You say that the 13" doesn't have a SD card slot so you use the 15" model? I just took a look at the Apple store and I don't see a 15" model. I just want to be clear on what you are using.
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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    The 13" MBA certainly does have a card slot. It's the Macbook Pro that comes in 13" and 15" versions. I have the 15", and it also has a card slot. Not sure about the 13", but the Apple website will have that info.

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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    Thanks MGrayson!
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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by jpaulmoore View Post
    Jorgen,
    Thanks for this tip. I am assuming MBA is Macbook Air? You say that the 13" doesn't have a SD card slot so you use the 15" model? I just took a look at the Apple store and I don't see a 15" model. I just want to be clear on what you are using.
    Best,
    J. Paul
    Sorry, I meant 11 and 13"

    While the missing SD-slot on the 11" was one of the reasons for choosing the 13", my experience now is that the 13" works better for me also because of the larger monitor. It gets very crowded on an 11" screen with Photoshop.
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    Re: Portable Backup Storage

    Thanks Jorgen!
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