I know someone who shot over 5000 pics on a four week holiday
Let's assume you want to store RAW plus some decent jpg version of each photo. This will make it 15-20MB per pic, for simplicity and taking Megapixel-madness into account let as calculate with 20MB per pic.
That makes 100 gigabyte
You know what I'm aiming at?
1. Even with the latest and greatest 16GB SD-HC mem card, you need more to take with you. At a price of 75 EUR per 8GB SD-HC card, that would be an invest of 900 EUR, if you want everything in cards. I would shudder at the though of loosing one of those tiny little chips...
2. So take an external 2.5" harddisk of at least 120GB
or better 160GB
, which is currently the biggest capacity with 2.5" and sells around 100 EUR. But you need a computer to transfer the content of the mem-card to the harddisk!
3. Take an external hard disk with integrated card reader like the Jobo Giga One. But: I was not lucky to find one that reads the latest SD-HC cards and the 120Gig version is at 200EUR. that is quite a hefty premium over the version without integrated card-reader
4. On your home-computer invest in a 500GB disk. They are around 100 EUR as of writing and invest another 100 EUR to make your backups on (see Gordons article)
Feel free to comments on your experiences with external harddisks (with or without integrated card-readers)!
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