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SD card backup

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Jamauk, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Oxford

    I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks in January (I know a long way off :D). I'll be taking my Nikon DSLR and a 4k GoPro and will be taking lots of photos & videos. Whilst I'll be taking quite a few SD cards is there any device I could use to create a backup? Wi-Fi isn't really an option as it's a cruise and the cost of Wi-Fi is around £25 per day and by all accounts speed and latency are terrible.

    It is possible to take a laptop and at the end of each day copy the days events onto it, but is there another option? - essentially what I'm looking for is a HDD & SD card reader/writer in one.

    Edit; sorry, just reading through this it's not very clear, not knowing if such a device exists I can't really be any clearer. Looking on Google just comes up with various rugged drives/enclosures. Sounds hilarious when I read it back but a HDD with SD card slot that will just copy the contents of the SD card each day.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018
  2. neil_g

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 9, 2007

    Posts: 9,508

    Location: South Hampshire

    You can get backup devices that transfer memory cards to their internal disk. However for the cost of them you may as well just double up on memory cards and swap out regularly to the cabin safe.
     
  3. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Oxford

    Thanks, I'll be getting a load of decent cards, by all accounts GoPro needs that anyway for 4k. My Nikon DSLR gets ~1.5k on 16GB. Not entirely sure on the GoPro, I haven't bought it yet...
     
  4. beefybarn

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,062

    Location: Brighton

    I use an Asus Travelair N, its a little slow but works really well.
     
  5. geuben

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 23, 2006

    Posts: 1,739

    It might be considerably more than you need but a Gnarbox can do what you want (and more)
     
  6. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Oxford

    Thanks for all your help with this, I think I'll have to settle with the original bit of advice of getting a load of SD cards, I can always find a use for them after the holiday - quite often looking for one to set something up an a Raspberry Pi and have to borrow the one in my camera. I'm probably just being slightly paranoid about the life of an SD card!
     
  7. beefybarn

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,062

    Location: Brighton

    Yeah sd cards last a long time, the only reason I got the Asus was on one of my holidays I had my camera and cards stolen, now I make sure each night of the holiday I back up my cards to the Asus and keep it in a different place, we lost some lovely memories when they were stolen.