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Registered: ‎03-15-2014

Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

When we travel, I normally backup our cameras to my netbook computer, but this trip I need to travel very light. I want to leave the netbook behind. Is there a way to force the Powershots to transfer images to an SD card reader? Normally, it only transfers to computers.

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Re: Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

The most common way is to buy more cards or find stores that will copy from your cards to CD's or DVD's.  I haven't read it but here's a lengthy discussion on the topic at one of the forums I belong to.

 

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1265255

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Re: Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

After I posted my message I came across this link to B&H on another forum. It solves my problem:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Me...9/N/4000227848
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Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

I checked that link and those storage drives are pretty expensive...why not just but a few more cards? Some were $1400.00 and the cheapest was $131 ?

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Re: Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

I bought that cheap one. It's just a 350GB hard drive with card slots.

 

There are two of us and we're taking more pictures every time we travel. We can use an iPad to view one card at a time but not to backup the cards. I like the convenience of backing up every night to just one phone-sized thing instead of a few small cards that are easy to lose.

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Re: Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

Consider iCloud upload storage?

 

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Re: Backup to SD Cards instead of Computer

iPad is about as far into the world of Apple that I want to go. Besides, we don't always have wifi in the places where we travel.

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