Backing up photos and video while traveling?

3 months 5 days ago #745423 by Ira Weber
When you are traveling, how are you backing up your photos and video files?   I'd like to start getting files off my memory cards at end of each day on something that is efficient.   

Cheers and thanks for the help. 

Ira


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3 months 5 days ago - 3 months 5 days ago #745432 by TCav
It sounds to me like you need more cards.

The more frequently you use the same card(s) over and over again, the sooner it (they) will fail.


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3 months 5 days ago #745434 by db3348
Hi Ira,

When I do significant travelling,  I  have  about 5 additional memory cards  to use  after  I exhaust the first one ,  which gives me a total of about  40GB  worth of storage  just in the cards.
In addition to transferring images to lap-top (after filling all those cards) ,  I also take along a small, portable external hard-drive such as  https://www.lacie.com/as/en/products/rugged/   in a 500GB or 1 TB size ,  which acts as further security and space instead of clogging up the lap-top space .

But like Tom says,  you might also consider extra memory cards ,  a few of which would cost roughly same as the linked suggestion .

cheers

db3348


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3 months 3 days ago #745512 by Beth Anderson
2TB Sandisk


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3 months 2 days ago #745518 by TCav

Beth Anderson wrote: 2TB Sandisk


That would fall into the category of "Putting all your eggs in one basket".

Better to use two 1TB SanDisk, or four 512GB SanDisk, or eight 256GB SanDisk.

FYI, smaller cards tend to be faster than larger cards.


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3 months 1 day ago #745568 by Crammer
I don't back up in the field, I just have 3 memory cards that I'll take with me.  Two 256GB cards and one 128GB, these pretty much do it for me.  


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3 months ago #745639 by Ira Weber

db3348 wrote: Hi Ira,

When I do significant travelling,  I  have  about 5 additional memory cards  to use  after  I exhaust the first one ,  which gives me a total of about  40GB  worth of storage  just in the cards.
In addition to transferring images to lap-top (after filling all those cards) ,  I also take along a small, portable external hard-drive such as  https://www.lacie.com/as/en/products/rugged/   in a 500GB or 1 TB size ,  which acts as further security and space instead of clogging up the lap-top space .

But like Tom says,  you might also consider extra memory cards ,  a few of which would cost roughly same as the linked suggestion .

cheers

db3348



Perfect, just ordered a 1TB Lacie SSD.  I think I will look at another memory card or two.  Onto that search!  

Thank you again!!


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2 months 4 weeks ago #745675 by Tony Imaging
Lacie makes a good drive. 


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2 months 4 weeks ago #745752 by Greg Friedman
Look at all of you, getting all fancy.  I just use extra cards, or have extra cards with me!  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #745859 by Kenta
I don’t head out with any fancy SSD’s, just extra memory cards.  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #745912 by Norse Photographer
Speaking of memory cards, what is the largest memory card you all carry with you?  Do you think its worth to have larger cards or safer to have just a couple smaller size cards?  


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2 months 2 weeks ago #745992 by Sawyer
+` spare memory cards is the best course of action for me. 

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