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    Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    Planning a trip in the fall and Iím trying to find a solution that will allow me to easily backup SD cards from my Sony cams to a portable HDD. (I used to have the Joby Digital Wallet and another later brand years ago.) I will be taking my iPad Pro (3rd gen 12.9 256GB) with me but I donít want to use it as a repository for backing up my SD cards. The iPad has a USB-C connector and I use a Nucleum hub which will accept SD cards for ingesting into the iPad, but alas, Iím sure iOS 12 will not allow me to direct the files to an external plug-in USB HDD.

    From cursory surfing, I donít seem to see any dedicated devices. Iím wondering what forum members might suggest that will give me a small, portable device that is a simple plug-and-play solution. Iíd like to keep the cost to under $300USD if at all possible. Any suggestions would be great!

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    FWIW, I very much like the credit card sized Samsung 2TB SSD. Fast read/write speeds and they have come down in price dramatically in the last 8 weeks.

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    I like this one, with many different options for connection. I don't have it myself yet though.

    https://www.wd.com/products/portable...PL0010BBK-NESN

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    Jorgen, thanks for this link.
    I am looking around for travel b/u solutions.

    But am not going to be a beta tester!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I like this one, with many different options for connection. I don't have it myself yet though.

    https://www.wd.com/products/portable...PL0010BBK-NESN

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Jorgen, thanks for this link.
    I am looking around for travel b/u solutions.

    But am not going to be a beta tester!
    Different versions of the WD solution have been around for several years. There are reviews online, also at dpr. They seem to be very reliable, and they have the advantage of many connection options.

    https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/wd-...t-wireless-pro

    https://www.storagereview.com/wd_pas...ess_pro_review

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    Yes, they have been around for many years. I would definitely go this route when travelling. Just plug the SD card in and you're good to go. I would also bring many cards

    Joel

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    I have the WD, but its just me, I prefer a wired solution.

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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    I have been using two Nexto Di units for travel backups and in seven years I have not had a failure. Depending upon the model, they can be pricey, but for the amount of time and usage I cannot complain.
    I think I bought mine from B&H Photo. Click the photo for their website.





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    Re: Travel backup solutions (For SD cards)?

    Thanks for the tips! I got excited about the WD drives until I started to read the Amazon reviews... wow, a lot of 1-star reviews describing issues!

    The Nexto DI units look good, but seem costly (I couldn't even find a price on their website!). Also they seem only to be available from the manufacturer which is a bit worrying.

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