Tech: way to back up a memory card without a computer?
Not sure, you can copy all the photos onto a tablet, and by using something like AirDrive or something like that, it could well be possible to take other content and put it into Dropbox. I’ve never done that, I only have SD cards with photos on, no other content. I’m sure other more tech competent souls will be able to help.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriberOllyMember
you could make a Raspberry Pi do it without too much issue i reckon. Little project box with a couple of buttons running preset scripts.
Insert memory card
power up and wait for “ready” LED
press a button to upload to skydrive or similar
second LED confirms success or failure.
Still a computer, but they dont come any smaller and you could run it off batteries. (internet still involved to get it onto Skydrive though, and you might need a monitor to be able to connect up to your local wifi Source….)Posted 4 years agoask1974Member
Several years ago I used an Epson P-2000 which did the trick, slow but it provided a useful back up. Discontinued now but a quick scan of the web brought this to the surface…
… Pretty much the same but reinvented for the iPad generation so you can view photos on a large third party screen. However I think these devices are a bit of a waste now, they date very fast and become another battery concern on long trips. SD cards are so cheap now all you need to do is work out how many shots you may take, double it and buy cards to suit. They’re small, light, aren’t damaged by water and will take a hit – by far the most cost efficient means of carrying lots of photos.Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
How much space and how big are the cards? Wolverine flashpac used to do that old tech now but can probably be picked up on ebay cheaply second hand, iirc 120gb was max storage and didn’t support sdhc so may not be useful. If it works I can’t see them being more than 20 quid or so these days!Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Just read through the comments, and as it seems you’re just talking about photos, then buy a bunch of cards. I bought four 8Gb cards from 7dayshop.com, cost about twenty quid, and when they fill up I put them to one side and start a new one. I copy all the photos onto my iPad first, then I delete the poor ones. I then have all my photos still on the cards as a back-up. Just started the last one, as it happens, so I must get some more soon.Posted 4 years ago
Cards are so cheap now, it’s rather pointless wiping them, and they get cheaper as time goes on.
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