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Travel & Image Storage


I am going to Africa next year and have weight limitations for personal items. I'm planning on taking LOTS of photos and would like to be able to view them and then download to an external hard drive. I have a Focci external drive that I used to be able to view the pics as they downloaded, however, it's not working (very old) and I can't get any technical help from the mfg. or specialty repair places. Does anyone know of where a new one can be procured, or fixed?

Is there another solution to my problem that I'm just missing. The alternative is to buy a boatload of cards to take with me.


Rising Star

I have not used this for photos while traveling, so it might not be a good solution for you. I hope you have a good trip.

1. My cell phone has a Canon app that can access photos on my camera, so maybe it is possible to do this with a tablet that has a larger screen.

2. My cell phone is willing to access an external SSD drive using a USB C cable, so I speculate that other cell phones and tablets also might do this. I would expect a USB card reader to work the same. A card reader might be a good way to view photos on a phone or tablet. Some experimenting would be needed.



What camera do you have? If you have dual card slots, would be lighter to just load up on cards as you'd have an instant backup as you capture your images.

If you do plan to use a phone or tablet to offload images to, ensure that RAW images will be backed up as well.  I think some hardware/sofware may limit photo transfers to JPEG only.


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