Quickest way to dump photos from SD card to SSD with no computer?

3 months 3 days ago #677006 by Neil Dulay
Hey guys, when you don't have a computer handy and you need to dump photos off your SD card to a SSD, what options are there?


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3 months 3 days ago #677009 by Nikon Shooter
Short answer: none.

The SD contains data to back up to any other device, a
CPU and OS of some kind has to manage the transfer of
that data to another medium. Data transfer is managed.

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3 months 3 days ago #677015 by garyrhook
Google for "portable hard drive with SD card slot" and you'll find many, many products.

Suggest: SSD for lower power usage, and rough handling
Suggest: rugged case
Suggest: buy enough SD cards that you don't have to recycle them while you're out

If you use a fresh card every day, and also back it up, you'll have two copies, which is much safer than one.  Just sayin'.

There has been at least two threads on here regarding a rather expensive portable solution, which primary value lay only in the fact that it included a media reader. As an external drive it was grossly overpriced, but IIRC it ticked all of the above boxes. I can't remember the name of the product. Your best bet is to go searching and researching.

(What odd words.... the later does not mean a repeat of the former, in this context, although spelling suggests that it does...)


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3 months 3 days ago #677017 by Neil Dulay
Thank you.  Yes I found a thread talking about Gnarbox, which seemed expensive.  Was hoping to see other options coming up.  

Good advise, thank you


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3 months 3 days ago #677031 by garyrhook

Neil Dulay wrote: Thank you.  Yes I found a thread talking about Gnarbox, which seemed expensive.  Was hoping to see other options coming up.  

Good advise, thank you


That was it. The Gnarbox has lots of features, so you need to figure out what you really need to be able to accomplish.

Me, all I'd want is to be able to transfer files. The speed at which that could happen would be my primary concern.


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3 months 3 days ago #677056 by Baydream
HD has a similar product. Here is a link to a Youtube about it. Hope it helps. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8c1Rchh5kk

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3 months 2 days ago #677093 by Nikon Shooter

Baydream wrote: HD has a similar product. Here is a link to a Youtube about it. Hope it helps.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8c1Rchh5kk


Very cool!
With integrated file management and CPU.
The two TB capacity option is great too!

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3 months 1 day ago #677124 by Randy Shaw
Why not just bring some spare memory cards with you?  Problem solved.


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2 months 4 weeks ago #677518 by Stanly
G tech and Sandisk have options worth looking at

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